Hot favorite Ivory Coast will be up against little Guinea, with a hope to start their campaign successfully.
Guinea’s defence has been depleted by an injury to centre back and Captain Kamil Zayatte, however, and Ivory Coast boasts a far higher pedigree of the attacker.
The Ivorian’s have gone into each of the last five Africa Cup of Nations as favorites only to flop for a variety of reasons, the closest they came to winning being in 2006, when their assistant manager was Michel Dussuyer, who is today in charge of Guinea.
Below is the starting XI for both teams:
Ivory Coast: Gbohouo; Aurier, K Touré, Bailly, Kanon; Serey Die, Tioté, Y Touré, Kalou, Bony, Gervinho.
Guinea: N Yattara; Issiaga, Pogba, F Camara, Sankoh, N Kéita, B Fofana, Constant, Conté, A Traoré, M Yattara
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