2017 Africa Cup of Nations

AFCON Group D – Ghana vs Uganda preview

Ghana and Uganda will face off in the seventh match of the African Cup of Nations, the opening game of Group D will see the two sides meet at the Stade de Port-Gentil.

Ghana, who were runners up in 2010 and 2015, will fancy their chances as heavy favourites against a Uganda side who feature in the tournament for the first time since 1978.

Despite this, the sides have met three times in the last few years, with two draws and a Uganda win, a record Ghana will be seeking to improve when the sides meet tomorrow afternoon.

Key Players
The key player for Ghana, in my opinion, will be West Ham forward Andre Ayew, despite indifferent club form, combined with a serious injury, he’s still a talismanic player for his country.

Uganda’s danger man has got to me Farouk Miya, already into double figures for his country in terms of goals, at just 21 years of age, has also secured a move to Standard Liege in Belgium a few months back.

How do I see this going
Funnily enough, Uganda finished runners up to Ghana in the 1978 African Cup of Nations, however, I can’t see past a win for Avram Grant’s Ghana. My prediction is a 2-0 win.

Mali and Egypt make up the rest of Group D.



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