Africa: The Wait Is Over – Cameroon and Burkina Faso Kickoff Totalenergies Afcon 2021

The long wait is over, and the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is finally here.

Cameroon and Burkina Faso will kick-off the 33rd edition of Africa’s flagship competition when they lock horns at the totally new Olembe Stadium in Cameroon capital Yaoundé on Sunday, 9 January 2022.

Match Card

Date: 9 January 2022

Time: 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT)

Venue: Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé

Group: A

Match: Cameroon v Burkina Faso

Cameroon – Indomitable Lions for a dream start

Five-time African champions Cameroon are at home, and they will be looking forward to a good start in front of their faithful supporters.

The Indomitable Lions, who have been preparing since the end of December, will start this competition with the desire to win their sixth AFCON title at home.

Fifty years since hosting the continental showpiece in 1972, Cameroon are hoping for the ultimate this time round.

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What they said

Antonio Conceiçao (Coach, Cameroon)

“It is for a new challenge with the Indomitable Lions. We will try to achieve our ambitions. We prepared well and now we are ready for the competition. Our opponent is not an easy team. But we have the strength and determination to make a good start.”

Vincent Aboubacar (Forward, Cameroon)

“On behalf of all Cameroonians, welcome to all the teams who will participate in this TotalEnergies AFCON. We will play hard to achieve a good competition. We are focused on our goal and prepared well for this competition.”