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Gabon recorded one of the best results in their history by beating tournament favourites and 4 times winners Cameroon 1-0 in the African Cup of Nations today.
Despite being on the back foot for the majority of the game the Gabonese managed to hang on to their one nil lead that came through a 17th minute strike from captain Daniel Cousin.
The result is the latest in a series of upsets with all the top teams in the first round of African Cup of Nations matches managing to lose or drop points …

The away team kit for Gabon on the African Cup of Nations shall not be the same as used during qualification.
Gabon chose to release the new kit at their first ANC game against Cameroon.

The shirt shall be mainly white with the blue,green and yellow flag across the chest and the shorts and socks will be white.
                  
Alike the home kit the away kit shall be designed and produced by the Parisian based sportswear company Airness.
Instead of the more athletic and tight design alike Puma the Airness shirts shall be more baggy and …

The Gabon national football team shall play in their traditional yellow and blue home strip (yellow and shirt, blue shorts and socks) and white and blue away strip (white and blue shirt, white shorts and socks).

Alike a few other African national teams (Benin, DR Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Mali) their kit has been designed and produced by Airness, a Parisian based sportswear company founded by Malinese sportsman Malamine Koné.

Unlike the bigger African Cup of Nations teams Gabon have chosen not to release a new strip for the tournament choosing to keep …

On paper Cameroon look like the clear favourites for this match having the benefit of several world class names to their disposal.
Manager, Paul Le Guen has named a 23 man squad containing ex-Liverpool defender Rigobert Song, Newcastle’s former Geremi, Burnley’s André Bikey and Benoît Assou-Ekotto of Tottenham. All of these players will provide steal in midfield and defence and have European and previous World Cup and African Cup of Nations experience.
Much is expected of youngster Stéphane Mbia of Marseille in Angola, a classy, skill-full player who should link well with …

 DANIEL COUSIN
                                                     
 
 

 
Veteran striker Cousin will be Gabon’s main striker and goal threat during the African Cup of Nations. Tall and athletic he can physically impose himself upon defenders and has a good level of pace.

Although he cannot be considered as prolific he has impressed in the last couple of years. After spending the start of his career in the lower divisions of the French leagues subsequent moves to RC Lens and then Glasgow Rangers propelled him to the English Premiership and Hull City.
Despite scoring important goals against Arsenal and …

Azingo Nationale or Les Pantheres (The Panthers), are the national football team of Gabon , a small West African country.
                                            
 
 
Gabon have never qualified for the World Cup finals and have only qualified 3 times before for the African Cup of Nations, with their best performance coming in 1994 when they reached the quarter finals. Their last appearance was in 2000 where they were eliminated in round one.
Despite their unglamorous history Gabon are currently enjoying a relatively successful period. They were unlucky not to qualify for the World Cup South …