Three days before the opening of the CAN 2015, the football world is expectant in view of a championship that once again has Ivory Coast as the favorite for the title, and Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Algeria, as candidates. The National Nzalang, with a very young team, will have the objective of passing the group stage and mainly creating a team for the future.
Inauguration of the CAN 2012 in the
Nkoantoma Stadium of Bata.
The first day, on January 17, will be inaugurated in the city of Bata with Group A, in the match between the National Nzalang against the team of Congo Brazzaville, a good touchstone for the Equatorial Guinean team. Then, on the same day, the teams of Burkina Faso and Gabon will face off.
On January 18, in the city of Ebebiyin, Group B will start off with the matches between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tunisia and Cape Verde. Four powerful teams that will have to demonstrate, on the first day, their chances of reaching the group stage.
The next city reached by the CAN 2015 will be Mongomo, on January 19. There the matches of Group C will take place, which will pit the teams of Ghana and Senegal, and Algeria will face South Africa.
The last day of the first phase will take place on January 20 in Malabo, where the favorite, Ivory Coast, will try to beat Guinea Conakry, and two strong teams, Mali and Cameroon, will play a game that attracts great interest.
The CAN 2015 is composed, in the first phase, of four groups of four teams each, of which the top two will qualify for the quarterfinals.
SOURCE: Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office