Surprised at the start by Cape Verde, Ghana must absolutely react to avoid finding themselves on the brink of elimination against Ghana. an Egypt hardly better off. Follow the match live, from 9 p.m., on linternaute.com.
The trauma is still fresh in everyone's memories and no one in Ghana has forgotten what happened. what happened in 2022.
"I was in the team during the last CAN, our elimination in the first round remains the worst memory of my career", recognized Alexander Djiku last Sunday. The Ghanaian defender had to turn into a scorer, he was unable to prevent his team from losing in added time against modest Cape Verde (1-2). An unfortunate outcome and one that already puts a damper on the problem. the Black Stars up against the wall. "I don't want to live again like the whole team does", promises the&# 39;former Strasbourg resident, today à Fenerbahçe.
This state of mind could prove to be the determining factor and the source of a revolt by a group that has no shortage of assets. Besides Djiku, Ghana counts in its ranks sure values like the Lensois midfielder Abdel Samed, the Bilbao striker Inaki Williams or even the brothers Ayew, Jordan and André, entry made history last weekend by equaling the participation record at the CAN (8 like Rigobert Song, Ahmed Hassan and Youcef Msakni, editor's note). A beautiful frame &agrav; to which should be added Mohammed Kudus.
At 23, the West Ham midfielder is the one who makes the difference within the squad and his contribution to the team. greatly missed when the Black Stars entered the fray. Retained by his club and arrived at late in Côte d'Ivoire, he was disappointed; content to watch his compatriots from the stands due to an injury & groin. Cautious at a press conference, Ghana coach Chris Hughton indicated: that a decision regarding the participation of its star would be made just before the second match. A way of letting the suspense hang even if we doubt that he would choose to do without him given the situation. the circumstances and consequences that a new defeat would engender.
The Salah addiction
If Ghana lives on a wire, the situation is hardly any better for its opponent of the day. Finalist two years ago, Egypt could not do better than a draw against Mozambique (2-2) to begin their competition. A miraculous result acquired at the end of added time on a transformed penalty. by the inevitable Mohammed Salah to spare his team the bitterness of defeat, Mohamed having opened the scoring in everything depending on the match.
At the age of 31, the Liverpool striker still carries his selection and his ability to make a difference. &agrav; express yourself face to face The Ghanaian defense will greatly depend on the fate of the match. Indeed, &agrav; With his exception, the rest of the Egyptian collective revealed flaws that cost him two goals, as many as in the entire previous edition. Without eluding, the Egyptian coach called on his men &agrav; demonstrate more determination on the ground.
"Every match is a final and we have to win them", indicatedé Rui Vitoria last weekend. Nothing to displease; a group experiments with and homogeneous whose mental resources are no longer available. prove. This last point could prove decisive in getting out of a match where how perilous where the defeated will find themselves on the edge of the abyss.
The Group B match, counting for the 2nd day of the CAN, between Egypt and Ghana will take place at from 9 p.m. (8 p.m. local time), on the west side from the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny stadium, & Abidjan.
The Group B match, counting for the 2nd day of the CAN, between Egypt and Ghana will be broadcast live and exclusively. on beIN Sport 1.
The meeting between the Egypt of Mohamed Salah and the Ghana of the Ayew brothers will be available in streaming on the MyCanal platform.
Betclic: Egypt: 1.96/Draw: 3.02/Ghana: 4.18~60/p>
Parions Sport: Egypt: 1.93/Draw: 3.00/Ghana: 4.15
Winamax: Egypt: 1.96/Nul: 3.00/Ghana: 4.10~60/p>
Egypt: El-Shenawy – Hany, Abdelmonem, Hegazy, Hamdy Sharaf – Sayed Zico, Fathi, Elneny – Salah (cap.), Mohamed, Trézéguet.
Ghana: Ofori (cap.) – Odoi, Djiku, Salisu, Mensah – Ashimeru, Baba – Paintsil, Kudus, J. Ayew – Semenyo.