Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
There will be fireworks when Cameroon and Ghana face each other at Ismailia Stadium in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group F derby. The reigning champions kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau, with Banana Yaya and Stephane Bahoken scoring for the Indomitable Lions. The Cameroonians aim to retain top position in the standings, but beating Ghana is easier said than done.
The Black Stars played out a 2-2 draw with Benin in their opener, but it has to be noted that they played with ten men on the field from the 54th minute when John Boye was shown a red card. The Ghanaians are determined to book their place in the knockout stages, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Saturday’s football game against the title holders, who proved their worth in the 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Kameni):
Carlos Kameni is considered one of the best African goalkeepers of all times. The Cameroonian international played for Kadji Sports during his youth career and in 2000 he signed a contract with Le Havre. Four years later Carlos Kameni joined Espanyol and he made no less than 222 appearances for the Catalan outfit.
On 13 January, 2012 the Cameroonian shoot-stopper moved to fellow La Liga side Malaga and he has been playing for los Boquerones ever since. Carlos Kameni was born in Douala, Cameroon on 18 February, 1984 and 18 years later he represented his homeland at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
He made Cameroon 2010 FIFA World Cup squad as well, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament as French tactician Paul Le Guen preferred Souleymanou Hamidou over him. You should have in mind that Kameni’s older brother Mathurin was a goalkeeper as well. Carlos was named the Best African Goalkeeper for the 2006/2007 season.
Highlighted Team (Ghana):
Ghana are an African football team administered by Ghana Football Association. The Black Stars made their first ever appearances at the World Cup finals in 2006 and they were grouped with the likes of Italy, Czech Republic and United States. Ghana booked their place in the last 16, but they were outclassed by Brazil in the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
In 2010 the Ghanaians did remarkably well to make it to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup and it has to be noted that they were more than unfortunate not to eliminate Uruguay in the knockout stages of the tournament in South Africa.
The likes of Asamoah Gyan, Richard Kingson, John Paintsil, Emmanuel Agymang-Badu, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah, Andre Ayew, Kwadwo Asamoah, Harrison Afful and Abedi Pele are Ghana’s most capped players, but, no doubt, Michael Essien is the most famous footballer who played for the Black Stars. The Ghanaians play their home games in white shirts, while the colour of the team’s away kit is red.