The Black Stars of Ghana are set to face off against Les Fauves of the Central African Republic at the iconic Baba Yara Sports Stadium later today, Thursday, September 7, 2023,
This pivotal match marks the last leg of their journey to secure a spot in the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, which is scheduled to be held in Ivory Coast in January 2025.
For Ghana, a victory or even a draw in this encounter would be enough to secure their coveted ticket to the upcoming Afcon. Unfortunately, they'll have to do it without their midfield maestro, Thomas Partey, who has been sidelined due to injury, as well as the defensive stalwart, Daniel Amartey.
Despite these setbacks, head coach Chris Hughton remains optimistic about Ghana's prospects, placing his faith in the 24 players selected for national duty, with the indomitable Andre Ayew leading the charge as captain.
Ghana boasts an impressive record at Kumasi, having gone undefeated for two decades at this venue, and they aim to extend this winning streak on home soil.
On the other side, Central African Republic, while facing long odds, is harboring hopes of a miraculous upset that would shatter the dreams of the Black Stars. Their path to qualification is narrow, as only a victory can guarantee their spot in the tournament. CAR enters the match with newfound momentum, having recently defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and the fate of both teams will be decided in the course of 90 thrilling minutes.
The kickoff for this high-stakes encounter is scheduled for 4 pm Ghana time.