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AFCON 2015: Head to head statistics: Gabon vs Equatorial Guinea

AFCON 2015: Head to head statistics: Gabon vs Equatorial Guinea
LISTEN JAN 25, 2015

Head to head
-This will be the first African Cup of Nations match between the 2012 co-hosts

-Gabon have lost only one of their previous 10 matches against Equatorial Guinea (W6 D3)

Previous African Cup of Nations performance
-Gabon have played in five (5) African Cup of Nations finals or tournaments and their best performance was quarter finals berth in 1996 and 2012.

-The Black Panthers have twice before made the quarter-finals of the Afcon (1996 and 2012)

-Gabon's defeat by Congo in their second group game ended a run of four successive wins in the group stage.

Equatorial Guinea
-They have played in the AFCON once and that was in 2012, when they co-hosted with Equatorial Guinea, which they reached the quarter finals.

- Equatorial Guinea have never conceded more than once in a Afcon group game.

Current form
- Gabon are ranked 62 on the current FIFA ranking.
-In fact, Prince Oniangue's goal for Congo was only the fifth Gabon have conceded in their last nine Afcon group games.

- Gabon have never won on a Sunday at the African Cup of Nations (D3 L1)

-They won their opening group game against Burkina Faso, but they were shocked by Congo in their second group despite dominating play.

Equatorial Guinea
-The Nzalang Nacional or the National Thunder of Equatorial Guinea are lying 118 on the FIFA ranking, making them the lowest ranked nation in the ongoing AFCON

-The Blue Sharks will need  a win over Gabon to make it to the last 8 of the AFCON.

-Equatorial Guinea have drawn their two games in the AFCON so far

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