Gambia vs Cameroon – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | AFCON 2022

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Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts Cameroon will look to book their place in the semi-final round of the tournament when they welcome the Gambia to the Japoma Stadium in Douala this Saturday.

Venue: Japoma Stadium (Douala)

Key Statistics

Cameroon are without a clean sheet in five AFCON games this campaign. 

The tournament hosts scored the most goals (7) in the group stage.

Gambia are unbeaten in the tournament so far (W3, D1).

Their rock-solid defence is yet to concede from open play.

Head to head

Gambia and Cameroon have clashed only twice in history, with the latter coming out on top on both occasions.

Latest performances in all competitions

Gambia: W-W-D-W-L

Cameroon; W-D-W-W-W


After a hard-fought victory over Guinea, Gambia will look to progress to the next round of the 2022 AFCON when they take on Guinea in Douala on Saturday.

The West African side have enjoyed a sensational debut at the tournament, claiming three wins and keeping three clean sheets from their four games. It will look to cause another major upset against one of the tournament’s strongest sides.

The Scorpions come into this tie on the back of a 1-0 win over Guinea that was secured courtesy of a 71st-minute goal from Bologna forward Musa Barrow.

The visitors, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Mauritania on January 12, before holding out for an impressive 1-1 draw with Mali four days later.

The win was Tom Saintfiet’s men’s third ‘1-0’ victory in the competition, and they looked defensively very solid. A slice of history awaits them if they can beat Cameroon, and they will be desperate to win this game.

Possible Gambia starting line-ups

Baboucarr Gaye (GK); Dawda Ngum, James Gomez, Omar Colley, Pa Modou Jagne; Sulayman Marreh; Ebrima Colley, Yusupha Bobb, Ebrima Darboe, Modou Barrow; Musa Barrow.

Injured: Ablie Jallow

Suspended: Yusupha Njie

Unavailable: None


Cameroon have emerged as the favourites to win the title on home soil, following what’s been an incredible campaign for them.

The Indomitable Lions come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Comoros, their fourth win in the competition.

They will be confident of progressing to the next round and ultimately going all the way to the final.

Although they enjoyed an unbeaten run in the group stages, claiming successive wins over Burkina Faso and Ethiopia in their opening two games, they are yet to keep a clean sheet in this year’s tournament.

Possible Cameroon starting line-ups

André Onana (GK); Collins Fai, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Nouhou Tolo; Moumi Ngamaleu, André-Frank Anguissa, Martin Hongla, Karl Toko Ekambi; Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Vincent Aboubakar.

Injured: None 

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None


Gambia 1-2 Cameroon