Benin

Coach:

Michel Dussuyer

Nickname:

Les Écureuils

Best achievment: Group stage
 
Previous participations: 3
 
FIFA world ranking June 2019: 88
 
Road to AFCON 2019 (Second in Group D)
 
Benin 1–0 Gambia
Togo 0-0 Benin
Algeria 2-0 Benin
Benin 1-0 Algeria
Gambia 3-1 Benin 
Benin 2-1 Togo
 
Coach: Michel Dussuyer
 
The 60-year-old is a Cup of Nations veteran having taken Guinea to the quarter-finals in 2004, then worked as deputy to fellow Frenchman Henri Michel when the Ivory Coast were runners-up in Egypt in 2006. In 2010 he coached Benin at the tournament in Angola.
He was back with Guinea in 2012, when they did not get out of the group stage, and again in 2015, when they got to the quarter-finals.
At the last edition in Gabon in 2017, he was in charge of the Ivory Coast, who flopped in the first round, precipitating his resignation.
 
 
Key player: Steve Mounie Age: 24. Forward.
 
Born in Benin but brought up in Montpellier, he made his debut for the French side in 2014 but only became a regular after showing his scoring ability in the 2015-16 season on loan at Nimes.
When Huddersfield Town were to the English Premier League in 2017 they paid a club record 13 millon euros for him and he scored twice on his debut.
But he managed only two goals this season as the club finished bottom and were relegated back to the Championship.

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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