AFCON 2015 is well underway. In Group A, Congo and Gabon would appear to have the best shot at making the knockout rounds after two group stage games, but no team is eliminated. Group B is similarly wide open, though Tunisia has nudged ahead of the pack. We'll find out whether Algeria and Senegal can build on their work in Group C's opening games to secure knockout round qualification on January 23 with one set of group games left to play (both teams can book places in the quarterfinals if they win their second group stage matches).
EDIT: A last-gasp win for Ghana over Algeria and a 1-1 tie between Senegal and South Africa means Group C is wide open heading into the final round of group stage games.
But we are focused on Group D and Ambroise Oyongo's Cameroon.
Oyongo was the hero of the Indomitable Lions' opening game: he scored the late equalizer that brought Cameroon a share of the points. For that, he got Goal.com's "AFCON Genius Moment" for the first round of matches. But he is a defender for the Lions, and the team struggled to contain Mali's attack, which is how it fell behind in the first place.
Improvement will be required if Cameroon is to make a run in this competition.
Next up is Guinea, the team that very nearly beat Ivory Coast in its first game of the tournament. The fact both of the first round matches played in Group D finished 1-1, and both saw the team regarded as favorite prior to kick-off have to fight its way back into the game, made clear there are no pushovers in this group.
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
Cameroon vs Guinea
Date: 24 January 2015
Start: 2:00 pm (Eastern)
Venue: Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
TV: beIN Sports (or not...the schedule suggests the channel has no great commitment to live coverage of Africa's biggest tournament...)
Online: beIN Sports Connect