The draws for the TotalEnergies AFCON has been made today at the Yaounde conference center, with the opening match to pit the indomitable Lions of Cameroon against Stallions of Burkina Faso on January 9th 2022 at the Sport edifice, the Olembe Stadium.
The match Cameroon and Burkina Faso is a reply of the opening match of 1998 AFCON which was hosted by Burkina Faso. That match ended with Cameroon beating Burkina Faso 1-0.
The two countries have been paired in the same group for the last third in CAF tournaments this past decade( in AFCON 2017, the two countries were in the same group, same group in CHAN 2018 and CHAN 2020)
This will be the fifth time Cameroon and Burkina Faso are in the same group in a CAF tournament (CHAN or AFCON) in the last two decades.
With the defeat in the hands of the lions in Ouagadougu in 1998, can the Burkina Faso side spoil the party for Cameroon opening day?
The two nations will battle with Ethiopia and Cape Verde in group A.
In the other groups champions Algeria, are in group E alongside Sierra Leone, Equatorial guinea and Cote d’Ivoire, while Record 7 times champions, Egypt are in group D with the super eagles of Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.
The competitions will run from January 9 to February 6, 2022.