Cameroon vs Ghana
African Cup of Nation 2017
Date: Thursday 2nd, February 2017.
Kick-off: 19:00 GMT/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Franceville, Franceville.
The indomitable lion of Cameroon and the black stars of Ghana will battle for the final ticket in the on-going AFCON in Gabon.
Cameroon limped to the semi-final after a lengthy quarter-final clash with Senegal which was decided on penalties. Moreover, the indomitable lion of Cameroon will be making their 4th Africa Cup of Nation semi-final appearance in the 21st century, with last one happening in the 2008 edition against same Ghanaian side.
Ghana was without their dancing poacher “Asamoah Gyang” for the quarter final clash with D.R. Congo. However, the black stars dug deep to ensure they got the needed results in regular time; courtesy of the Ayew brothers who scored 2 goals in 15 minutes interval. Moreover, the black stars are making their 6th consecutive Africa Cup of nation semi-final appearance, as they continue the search of their first AFCON glory since they last won in 1982.
Cameroon: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Ondoa: Oyongo, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Teikeu, Fai: Djoum, Moukandjo, Siani: Ekambi, Aboubakar, Bassogog
Ghana: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Razak: Acheampong, Boye, Amartey, Afful: Wakaso, Acquah, Thomas: Atsu, Ayew, Ayew
Cameroon vs Ghana: Head to Head Statistics
Cameroon and Ghana share same semi-final stage memory during the 2008 Africa cup of nation showdown in Ghana. The indomitable lions defeated Ghana by a lone goal in that clash that took place in Accra.
Furthermore, Ghana is still yet to record a win in all Africa Cup of nations involvement with Cameroon; with 3 of their last AFCON games ending with 1 win for Cameroon, and 2 draws.
Cameroon vs Ghana: Prediction
Both teams have showed good level of defensive and tactical discipline since the competition kicks off. Cameroon have only been able to win just 1 game within regular play time, compared to the black stars who have recorded 3 wins in regular play time.
In addition, the indomitable lions have yet to taste defeat in this competition, a statistics that put the above their semi-final counterpart who tasted defeat in their last game of the group stage.
Moreover, Cameroon decent record against the Ghanaians will be a positive doze going into this clash; while the Ghanaian quest for glory after 35 years will also be their optimistic doze going into this clash.
Therefore this promises a non-stop end to end bout. I will however predict a straight win for the indomitable lions of Cameroon.
Cameroon vs Ghana: Bet Tip
FT – Cameroon to win at 3.40 (12/5).