Mozambique vs Benin preview

Game :- Mozambique vs Benin ( Group C)

Date :- 12th January

KO time :- 19.30 local

Both Mozambique and Benin will be looking to claim their first ever win at the African Cup of Nations when they meet in Benguela. Bet with our preferred bookmakers and make money on this African Cup of Nations game!!

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Mozambique have made three previous appearances at the African Cup of Nations. In 1986, they lost all three of their games. 12 years later in South Africa, they drew their opening game against Tunisia, but lost to Ivory Coast and Ghana. In 1998, they conceded eight goals and lost all three of their group games.

Mozambique form- last five games- most recent first- Mozambique scorers in brackets

Gabon 2-0 Mozambique
Mozambique 1-0 Tunisia ( Dario)
Nigeria 1-0 Mozambique
Mozambique 1-0 Kenya ( Manuel Bucuane)
Mozambique 1-0 Swaziland

While Mozambique managed to avoid defeat in atleast one game, Benin have not been so fortunate. The Squirrels’ only two previous appearances- in 2004 and 2008 ended in defeat in all six games played.

A lot will depend on striker Razak Omotoyossi, the scorer of one of Benin’s two goals at the African Cup of Nations so far. The Metz striker has a wonderful scoring record at international level- boasting of one goal every two games. He scored eight times in qualification for this tournament, and ended up as the third highest scorer, behind Moumoni Dagano and Samuel Eto’o.

Coach Michel Dussuyer will also be hoping that Paris St.Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon comes good. Sessegnon is without a doubt Benin’s most talented player, and Mozambique coach Mart Nooij will be giving special instructions to his players to stifle the playmaker.

Benin form- last five games- most recent- Benin scorers in brackets

Benin 1-0 Libya (Stephane Sessegnon)
Sudan 1-2 Benin ( Razak Omotoyossi, Romauld Boco)
Benin 1-0 Ghana (Mohamed Aoudou )
Benin 1-1 Mali (Mohamed Aoudou )
Benin 1-1 Gabon

With Malawi upsetting World Cup qualifiers Algeria and Mali staging a stunning comeback to draw against Angola, nothing can be taken for granted in this tournament.

Verdict:- Mozambique 0-1 Benin ( Aoudou)

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