Black Stars determined to get off the mark in AFCON 2021

Black Stars determined to get off the mark in AFCON 2021
Thomas Teye Partey of Ghana warming up

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jan 17, 2022. 16:00

Ghana will be desperate to avoid an early exit at the Africa Cup of Nations when they face the Comoros in their final match of Group C at the Roumde Adjia Stadium on Tuesday, January 18.

Kick-off is at 9pm CAT (SA, GMT+2)

The Black Stars are under pressure after picking up just one point from their opening two games at the showpiece event in Cameroon to sit third in the group.

Milovan Rajevac’s side has to beat the Coelacanths and hope the Atlas Lions win by more than a one-goal margin against the Panthers to qualify outright for the round of 16.

The islanders could also theoretically advance to the knockout stages as one of the best third-placed teams, but they would need to cause a major upset in Garoua.

Amir Abdou’s men currently occupy bottom spot in their pool after losing to both Gabon (1-0) and Morocco (2-0). However, they can take heart from their performances, having not been overrun in either clash.

The Comoros have already made history by qualifying for the tournament for the first time in their history, although they would love to set more records before the journey comes to an end.

This will only be the third meeting between the two nations; the Ghanaians won 2-0 in November 2015 during the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup after their first-ever tie finished goalless four days prior.

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