MATCH CENTRE

THU 14 SEPTEMBER 2017, 18:00, CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM

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Hosts Ghana geared for Guinea challenge

by Graeme Jackson

Thu September 14, 15:00

2017 WAFU Cup of Nations hosts Ghana will look to get their group stage campaign off to a flying start when they take on Guinea at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, kick-off at 18h00 local time.

The Black Stars only just squeezed through to the last eight on home soil, as they needed a last-gasp penalty from Vincent Antigah to beat the Gambia 1-0 in their last 16 knockout clash last weekend.

Despite the victory being somewhat unconvincing, coach Maxwell Konadu was pleased with the hosts’ showing and added that Ghana are “always slow starters in tournaments”.

Guinea also had to work hard for their place in the group phase, as they came from a goal down to beat neighbours Guinea-Bissau 2-1. Sekou Keita and Abdoulaye Camara struck for the Syli Nationale, who will be aiming to upset the hosts before turning their attention to yet more heavyweights in the shape of Nigeria and Mali.

Guinea coach Hamidou Camara emphasised that his team “deserved to win” their last 16 clash and “will be taking it one game at a time” as they progress through the demanding group stage.

Ghana and Guinea have met in 18 previous matches, according to FIFA statistics. The Black Stars have claimed nine wins - compared to just three for Syli Nationale - and outscored their opponents 25 goals to 15 in the process.

Ghana v Guinea, head-to-head

GHANA v GUINEA

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM
GHANA GOALS GUINEA GOALS
15. Kwadwo Stephen Sarfo (48')
13. Kwame Kizito (77')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
GHANA STARTING LINEUP GUINEA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
0
Midfielder
8
Defender
90 + 1'
8
Midfielder
2
Defender
48'
72'
15
Midfielder
52'
17
Defender
6
9
Midfielder
23'
3
10
Midfielder
75'
19
Midfielder
64'
9
Midfielder
63'
0
Midfielder
7
10
Midfielder
12
Forward/Striker
4
Forward/Striker
18
Forward/Striker
5
SUBSTITUTIONS
Razak Patrick
Defender
64'
17
Mohamed Ndiaye
Midfielder
52'
12
Kwame Kizito
Midfielder
72'
13
Ibrahima Sory Camara
Forward/Striker
63'
7
Ahmed Adams
Defender
90 + 1'
14
Mamoudou Bailo Diallo
Forward/Striker
75'
18
CARDS
Ismael Sylla
Midfielder
23'
3
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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