Match Preview: Ghana Vs. Cape Verde Africa Cup Of Nations

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The African Cup of Nations begins with an exciting clash between Ghana and Cape Verde at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium.

Four-time African champions Ghana are looking to bounce back from their disappointing group stage exit in the last edition.

Cape Verde, on the other hand, will once again exceed expectations and hope to make an impact in the competition.

Match preview:

Ghana’s early exit from the last Nations Cup was a major setback for the four-time champions.

However, they have since shown promise and performed well in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, topping their group despite a few draws.

The Black Stars are counting on the talents of West Ham United’s Mohamed Kudus, who impressed at the Qatar World Cup.

They are determined to avoid another early exit and show their true potential in this tournament.

Cape Verde, coached by Buvista, advanced to the Round of 16 as one of the best third-place teams in the last Nations Cup.

Despite playing against strong opponents, they have made it through the group stage twice out of three games played.

This experience will give them the confidence to take on Ghana without fear and bring the challenge to the Black Stars.

Ghana’s recent record in all competitions is 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

They will need to step up their game to secure a win and avoid a repeat of their disappointing performance in previous tournaments.

Cape Verde’s form has been inconsistent with 1 win, 3 losses, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 5 games.

However, they have shown resilience and unpredictability, making them a challenging opponent for Ghana.

Team news:

Unfortunately for Ghana, Thomas Partey will be absent due to injury. However, he can rely on the skills of Kudus and Inaki Williams to lead the attack.

Bournemouth striker Antoine Semenyo may not feature in the starting XI after missing the team’s last game against Namibia in an unofficial match.

Cape Verde will be fielding a fully equipped squad and is expected to use a 4-3-3 formation against Ghana. Their strength lies in their collective effort, during the qualifying campaign he had eight different goalscorers.

Possible lineup:

Ghana: (4-2-3-1)


Seydoux, Zik, Salisu, Mensah.

Amarti, Baba.

J. Ayew, Kudus, Paintsil.


Cape Verde: (4-3-3)


Semedo, Borges, Pico, Stopira.

Rocha, Costa, Monteiro.

mendes, rodriguez, bebe

prediction: Ghana 1-1 Cape Verde

The highly anticipated clash between Ghana and Cape Verde is expected to be a draw. Ghana’s friendly against Namibia was scoreless, raising concerns about their ability to break through Cape Verde’s stout defence.

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