Ghana vs South Africa is the pick of the tie for Thursday’s matches in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. The Black Stars will host Bafana Bafana at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in their first game of Group C’s first-round games. The match is perfectly poised to be a nail-biter after Sudan won their match against first-time qualifiers Sao Tome 4-0. Both Ghana and South Africa will be looking to register first wins in the qualification group rounds, lest they complicate their progress into the tournament.
Ghana vs South Africa Prediction
The Ghanaian national soccer team has been floundering of late, epitomised by their early exit from the last campaign in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Head coach, Kwesi Appiah, has the privilege of drawing from experienced campaigners such as the Ayew brothers with team captain Andre and Jordan as well as Spanish based players Mohammed Salisu of Real Valladolid and Iddrisu Baba of Real Mallorca.
South Africa’s campaign in Egypt last July was met with mixed feelings, registering only one win in the group stage and scoring three goals in five games throughout the entire tournament. Bafana Bafana reached their height when they defeated the hosts to reach the quarterfinal stage where they lost to the Nigerian Super Eagles. Group C includes a Sudanese team that can surprise any team on its day. Both teams will be hoping for a good start to the campaign before they play the return leg in South Africa next year.
Black Stars vs Bafana Bafana Head to Head
The last time Ghana and Bafana Bafana faced each other was back in June in preparation for the continental showpiece. Both teams couldn’t find the back of the net, which has been difficult in these ties. Out of the last four matches, here’s how the head-to-head results look: