Tournament favorites Cameroon and Egypt will battle it out for a place in the African Cup of Nations finals on Thursday.

The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Sunday with host nation Cameroon all set to host Burkina Faso in the tournament opener.

Cameroon are the second most successful nation in the competition with five wins, the most recent coming in 2017.

Burkina Faso come into the game on the back of a 3-0 win against Gabon in their last encounter.

While Cameroon are also fresh off a 1-0 victory against Ivory Coast courtesy of a Karl Toko Ekambi effort.

All eyes will be on the Indomitable Lions as they aim to get their title quest off to a winning start in front of their home fans.

Play here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Cameroon vs Burkina Faso start?

The game kicks off at 7pm Kenyan time at the Stade Omnisport Paul Biya in Yaoundé.

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso team news

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are the notable names in the hosts line-up.

Choupo-Moting will be tasked with the job to deliver the goals for the host nation.

Karl Toko Ekambi is also set to start on Sunday to provide more depth for Cameroon.

The visitors have a few injury concerns ahead of the clash but former Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore is the key name in the squad.

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso head to head

These two teams have played against each other 5 times with each side winning once.

The remaining three have resulted in stalemates, including a barren draw the last time they met in January.

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso current form

Neither of the two nations have lost in their last 5 matches, with Cameroon winning their last four and sharing the spoils in another.

The visiting Burkina Faso have won twice and drawn three times in that run.

Cameroon vs Burkina Faso prediction

Being the opening game, there will be loads of pressure on both sides to get off to a winning start but Cameroon should edge their opponents.

Leave a Reply