The Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick off on Sunday in Cameroon with hosts Cameroon clash against Burkina Faso, while Ethiopia take on Cape Verde.
Ahead of the first match, which will take place between Cameroon and Burkina Faso, the opening ceremony of the tournament will be held at 17:00 CLT.
Cameroon vs Burkina Faso
The 2017 African champions Cameroon kick off the 2021 edition on home soil against Burkina Faso. The hosts have had to wait long for the opportunity to stage the continent’s showpiece and will be starting the tournament full of optimism.
The Indomitable Lions are not the powerhouse they used to be, but can count on the talents of Andre Onana, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Karl Toko-Ekambi and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who are desperate to impress in front of their home crowd.
The four-time champions crave the opening win which will send the belief across the country. However, they must be wary of the Burkinabe, who have nothing to lose and can call upon Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore among their offensive threat.
This is a mouth-watering clash between the top contenders in Group A.
How to watch it?
The tournament will be aired via Bein Sports channels, which have the exclusive right to broadcast it. You can also watch the match live via this link.