CAF World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana vs South Africa live
The Black Stars of Ghana host South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium for the final match in group G of the CAF World Cup Qualifiers round. The match kicks off at 7:00 pm(GMT) with a win for either side securing qualification into the next round.
The Black Stars sit second in group G in the World Cup qualifiers with ten points after five games. In their last five games, Ghana have won three, lost one and drawn one. Their last match was against Ethiopia over the week, when they gave away a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 away at Ethiopia. With their qualification for the World Cup on the line, the Black Stars have no option than to win if they want to play in Qatar 2022.
Bafana Bafana are top of group G with thirteen points after five games. Without a loss in their last five games, South Africa have won four on the bounce, keeping four clean sheets in their last five competitive games. South Africa hosted Zimbabwe at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg over the week, in a game they won 1-0 to move them closer to Qatar 2022.
The last five competitive meetings between Ghana and South Africa have seen each side win one, with three ending in draws. Their last meeting was in the reverse fixture of this World Cup qualifiers in September where South Africa beat Ghana 1-0 in Johannesburg, by way of a Bongokuhle Hlongwane 83rd minute strike.
Ghana will be desperate for a 3-point in Sunday’s game. After losing two points in their draw to Ethiopia, the only way out is to beat South Africa at Cape Coast and by a two goal margin. Bafana Bafana have been solid defensively throughout the group stages. With just one goal conceded, the South Africans will be happy to maintain their impressive defensive record when they face Ghana. A win or draw for the Black Stars could be the most probable outcome.
Ghana XI: Wollacott; Yiadom, Djiku, Amartey, Rahman; Baba, Kudus; Andre, Sulemana, Wakaso; Jordan
South Africa XI: Williams; Mashego, De Reuck, Xulu, Mobbie; Mokoena, Phete, Tau; Hlongwane, Brooks, Letsoala