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AFCOn 2017- Senegal and Cameroon to revisit hectic 2002 finals

Senegal will square off with Cameroon in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final encounter at the Stade de Franceville in Franceville on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 19 : 00 GMT

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The Lions of Teranga booked their place in the quarter-finals after winning Group B – having defeated Tunisia and Zimbabwe, before drawing with Algeria.

The West African nation have been impressive keeping two clean sheets in two matches in the tournament – netting six goals in the process.

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse is looking to guide the Lions of Teranga to the AFCON semi-finals for the first time since the 2006 tournament in Egypt.

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Meanwhile, Cameroon advanced to the last eight as Group A runners-up – having recorded two draws against Burkina Faso and Gabon, and a win over Guinea-Bissau.

The Indomitable Lions accumulated five points, while group winners Burkina Faso finished ahead of Cameroon only on goal-difference.

Hugo Broos, the Cameroon head coach, is hoping to guide the African powerhouse to the AFCON last four for the first time since the 2008 tournament in Ghana.

Key Players

Sadio Mane – Senegal

The 24-year-old forward has been one of Senegal’s star player in the tournament – netting two goals in as many games before being rested against Algeria’s Desert Foxes. The Liverpool FC attacker will be keen to inspire the Lions of Teranga to victory over Cameroon and go on to clinch their first ever AFCON title.

Benjamin Moukandjo – Cameroon

The new Cameroon captain has been proudly leading his nation as one of the key attackers – having netted their first goal of the tournament against Burkina Faso. The 28-year-old striker, who plays for FC Lorient, will be hoping to lead his nation to victory against Senegal as they eye their fifth AFCON title.

Head-to-head – Senegal v Cameroon

Senegal FIFA ranking: 33
Cameroon FIFA ranking: 62
Matches played: 12
Senegal Wins: 5
Cameroon Wins: 3
Draws: 4
Senegal goals scored: 11
Cameroon goals scored: 8
Last match: 4 June 2011 in Yaounde – Cameroon 0-0 Senegal

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