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Ghana Vs Mozambique: A Sequel to the Comoros Upset?

Ghana Vs Mozambique: A Sequel to the Comoros Upset?

The Black Stars of Ghana once again have a life and death situation on their hand as they face Mozambique tonight in the final round of the Group Stage. The Black Stars have only a point in the Group Stage following their shocking defeat to Cape Verde and a thrilling draw against Egypt. The Black Stars will be hoping to get a victory against Mozambique. However, that is not all there is for the qualification of the Black Stars. They would have to sit back and fervently hope that results from the other group games work to their advantage in order to qualify for the knockout stages as part of the four best third place teams.

Kudus goal 573x424
Kudus goal 573×424

Pessimistically, the current situation of the Black Stars is a striking Deja Vu of Ghana’s last Afcon campaign in Cameroon, two years ago. Ghanas results in the Afcon 2022 has been similar to their results in this Afcon tournament. In 2022, Ghana lost their first group stage match against Morrocco in a 1-0 defeat. In their second match, they drew 1-1 with Gabon. The Black Stars had hopes of securing 3 points against debutants, Comoros, in the final group game. In a startling twist of fate, Ghana conceeded three goals against Comoros, ending the match in defeat with a final scoreline of 3-2.

FBL AFR AFCON 2021 2022 GHA COM
FBL AFR AFCON 2021 2022 GHA COM

Now, Ghana finds themselves in a similar situation as they only have one point after a defeat in their first game with Cape Verde and  a draw against Egypt. They would need a win against Mozambique with experts and predictions all in favour of Ghana. There seem to be an understimation of the abilities of the Mozambique team. This team played brillaintly and arguably dominated their game against Egypt even turning the game on its head as they came from a goal down to scoring two which they unfortunately conceeded a late goal and drew the game. The game against Cape Verde was objectively disappointing as Cape Verde showed Mozambique that they meant business and further solidifying the status as group leaders.

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Mozambique team
Mozambique team

 

Ghana’s performance has showed that they are no different from Egypt who struggled against the Mozambique team. The Mozambique national team will be poised to make a case for their qualification to the group stages of the tournament. They will be looking to exploit Ghana’s vulnerable defence  in what is also a must win game. A tactical breakthrough and resilience is needed by Ghana to win the match against Mozambique in hopes of soaring further in the tournament.  Ghana can also hope for Egypt to lose or draw against Cape Verde if they win against Mozambique. This will automatically secure Ghana’s place in the knockout stages without having to wait on the results from other fixtures in the tournament to determine their chances of qualification.

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