Nickname: Barea

Head Coach: Nicolas Dupuis (France)

Club History

Madagascar were the first team to qualify and for the first time, doing so with two matches to spare, after a lone goal victory over Equatorial Guinea last October in Antananarivo. Njiva Rakotoharimalala’s first half strike was all Nicolas Dupuis’ charges needed to achieve the biggest moment in their football history.

Key Facts

  • Madagascar conceded eight goals in 2019 AFCON qualifying; more than any other team that qualified for the tournament.
  • Madagascar were one of the first sides to qualify for 2019 AFCON, reaching the finals on 16th October 2018 after 10 points from their opening four games (3 wins, 1 draw).

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