The Panthers of Gabon have taken their base at the Fini Hotel in Limbe as they prepare for their 16th final game against 2013 runners-up the Stallions of Burkina Faso.
Coach Patrice Neveu’s men who finished second to Morocco in Yaounde arrived Southwest-Cameroon on Friday afternoon. The team will continue preparations for Tuesday’s encounter which will be a remake of one of the group games of the 2017 competition.
Deprived of the reliable attacking duo of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Lamina, Gabon have been a joy to watch in the group stages, just like Burkina Faso.
Gabon and Burkina Faso finished behind Morocco in group B and Cameroon in group A respectively.
The standings of both teams amount to an exciting 016th final clash between Gabon and Burkina Faso
Both sides will battle for a quarter-final spot on January 23 in a fixture penciled for for 5pm at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
Gabon were one of the first teams to play at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium back in 2016, just before the 2017 AFCON.
The rest of the 16 final games to be played in Douala, Yaounde, Bafoussam and Garoua with mouthwatering confrontations pitting Senegal to Cape Verde, Egypt to Ivory Coast and Tunisia to Nigeria amongst others.
The 2021 African Cup of Nations tournament has produced lots of surprises so it won’t be surprising in if the business end produces a similar outcome.
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