Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
Stade du 28 Septembre will host Sunday’s qualifier between Guinea and Namibia. Namibia kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Chad, but beating Guinea on the road is easier said than done. The Namibians face a difficult task in Sunday’s clash as Guinea are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Bobby Samaria’s men often struggle on the travels, with the team suffering three defeats in previous four away games in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Guinea showed signs of improvement in a 3-2 loss to Chile in October, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on Didier Six’s troops. In their last meeting in a competitive match Guinea recorded a 2-0 win over Namibia, who are after their first ever win over the Syli Nationale.
Highlighted Player (Florentin Pogba):
Florentin Pogba is a younger brother of famous French player Paul Pogba. Florentin was born in Conakry, Guinea, but he played for France U20 team. Unlike his brother, Florentin Pogba plays as a defender for Saint Etienne. He began his senior career at Sedan and he made 44 league appearances for the club in the 2011/2012 season.
In the summer of 2012 he moved to Saint Etienne, but he continued playing for Sedan on loan. After ending his loan spell with les Sangliers Florentin Pogba returned to Saint Etienne and he has been playing for the Ligue 1 outfit ever since. He scored his first goal for les Verts on 3 December n a 2-0 win over Montpellier.
On 11 August, 2010 Pogba made his Guinea debut, coming as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Mali in a friendly and he played his first competitive match for the national team in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Mozambique. It has to be noted that his twin brother Mathias plays football as well.
Highlighted Team (Namibia):
Back in 1989 Namibia faced neighbouring country Angola in their first ever international game. Namibia made their international debut under the name of South-West Africa, with the team losing to the Palancas Negras 1-0.
On March 21, 1990 Namibia declared independence from South Africa and only two days later they suffered a 5-1 loss to Zimbabwe in their first game as an independent country. The Brave Warriors have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals, but in 2019 they will take part at the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time in the national team’s history.
Namibia are well known for their blue home kit, whilst they wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels. The Brave Warriors registered their biggest win against Benin (8-2) on July 15, 2000, with the team suffering their heaviest loss to Egypt (2-8) one year later (July 13, 2001). Namibia are affiliated to the CAF – Confederation of African Football.