Guinea Bissau made their debut in 2017 in Gabon after a several unsuccessful attempts. They confirmed their status as a rising force in African football with successive qualification topping their group along the road.
Guinea Bissau have qualified for a second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations tournament, after having never qualified for it beforehand.
Guinea Bissau have never won a match at the Africa Cup of Nations, drawing with Gabon and losing to Burkina Faso and eventual winners Cameroon in the 2017 group stage.
Guinea Bissau won their qualifying group for the 2019 tournament, finishing ahead of Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia, with no player scoring more than their striker Frederic Mendy in that group.