Guinea Bissau

Coach:

Baciro Cande

Nickname:

Djurtus

Best achievment: Group stage
 
Previous participations: 1
 
FIFA world ranking June 2019: 118
 
Road to AFCON 2019 (Top of Group K)
 
Guinea Bissau 1-0 Namibia
Mozambique 2-2 Guinea Bissau
Zambia 2-1 Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau 2-1 Zambia
Namibia 0-0 Guinea Bissau
Guinea Bissau 2-2 Mozambique
 
Coach: Baciro Cande
 
Homegrown coach Cande has become a national hero in the former Portuguese colony for engineering back-to-back qualification for the African Cup of Nations after decades of being one of the continent’s whipping boys. The 52-year-old won nine titles in the small west African country with Sporting Bissau, five of them in successive years. He had a previous stint as coach of the national team from 2003-2008 aged 36.
 
Key player: Pele. Age: 27. Central Midfield.
 
Portuguese-born Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes had just turned 17 when he made his league debut with Belenenses and two years later played in the Portugal side that lost 3-2 in extra time to Brazil in the final of the 2011 U-20 World Cup in Colombia. AC Milan signed him straight after but he never played for the club, loaned out instead as his status as teenage prodigy failed to kick on at senior level. He did not play at Benfica either after they signed him in 2015 and has had just a handful of appearances for Monaco since he moved there two years ago. For the last six months he was on loan at Nottingham Forest.

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Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
0 0 3 0
Group E W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
0 2 1 2
Mauritania
0 2 1 2
Group F W D L P
Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Benin
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1