Ghana vs Egypt | Both sides aiming for nothing less than a victory
Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët Boigny stadium will be the centre attention once again as TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 Group B action resumes on Thursday, 18 January.
Tournament record holders, Egypt take on West African giants, Ghana in a 20h00 kick off with both sides aiming for nothing less than a victory.
Egypt were held to a 1-1 draw by Mozambique in their opening match while the Black Stars were stunned 2-1 by Cape Verde.
Both sides have an impressive record in the tournament but have not really lived up to their high standards of late.
The unconvincing showing against Mozambique in the second half left a lot of questions of the last editions silver-medalists, while Ghana’s shock defeat to Cape Verde raised a lot of questions of the star-studded Black Stars team.
Both sides find themselves in a very tricky position of having to win Thursday’s match, with the so-called underdogs of the group Cape Verde and Mozambique currently high in confidence.
This will be the fifth TotalEnergies CAF AFCON meeting between the two giants.
They have already faced each other three times in groups (1 victory each, a draw and 2 goals on both sides) as well as once in the final which was won by Egypt in 2010 (1-0).
Date: 18 January 18
Egypt – Ghana
Time: 20h00 GMT
Location: Felix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan