Group F gets under way in the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday, with defending champions Cameroon taking on Guinea and Ghana matching up with Benin in Ismailia, Egypt.
In play for Cameroon is Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana who helped the Dutch side to the Champions League quarterfinals. He lines up alongside Fulham midfielder Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa and PSG striker Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting in the starting lineup. They take on Pele…no not that Pele, the 27-year-old Monaco midfielder who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest.
In the late kick, Kwadwoh Asamoah and Thomas Partey lead Ghana out against tiny west-coast nation Benin. Ghana will have high expectations in this tournament, having reached at least the semifinals in every competition since 2008. Striker Asamoah Gyan has been in the spotlight after retiring in March only to reverse his decision the next day and join the AFCON squad. Benin has never won an African Cup of Nations finals game, and captain Stephane Sessegnon is suspended for yellow card accumulation from qualifying.
2019 Africa Cup of Nations schedule – Tuesday, June 25
Cameroon v. Guinea – 1 p.m. ET
Ghana v. Benin – 4 p.m. ET