The Barea of Madagascar has qualified for their first AFCON tournament. Known as the Malagasy Republic national football team between 1958 and 1975, they have been drawn against Nigeria, Guinea and first timers Burundi in Group B of AFCON 2019.
According Campus 360GH.com,They are currently 107th on the FIFA ranking. Their highest in the FIFA ranking is 74th(December 1992) while their lowest is 109th (March 2014).
Madagascar withdrew from the 1976 and 1990 AFCON tournaments. They were banned in 1998 after withdrawing from the 1996 AFCON qualifiers.
Madagascar finished ahead of Equatorial Guinea and Sudan which made them eligible to play in the AFCON 2019. They had 16 points and finished behind Senegal.
Faneva Andriatsima, who plies his trade for Clermont Foot in the second tier of France football is their top scorer and would be available to lead the Bareas.