Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Addis Ababa Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Ethiopia and Ghana, who face each other in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Ethiopia aim to cement second position in Group F, meaning that they would be happy with one point from the Ghana game. Abraham Mebratu’s men are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Sunday’s game, but seeing that they were hammered by Ghana 5-0 earlier in the process, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. The Black Stars are desperate to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Kenya and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. One of the men to watch in the away team will be Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who scored a beautiful goal for los Rojiblancos in a 3-2 win over Athletic Club at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Andre Ayew):
Andre Ayew is Ghanaian footballer who plays for Premier League side West Ham United as a winger. Ayew played for Olympique Marseille from 2007 to 2015 and he scored 44 goals in 160 appearances for the Stade Velodrome outfit. He won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies with Marseille (2011, 2012), but he failed to clinch the Ligue 1 title with OM.
In 2015 Andre Ayew joined Swansea City on a free transfer and it has to be noted that he scored 12 goals in 34 league appearances for the South Wales outfit. At the end of the season the Ghanaian footballer signed a three-year deal with fellow Premier League team West Ham United for a club record fee of £20.5 million.
Andre Ayew won the FIFA under 20 world cup with Ghana and he participated in the Africa Cup of Nations final on two occasions with the Ghanaian national football team (2010, 2015). However, he failed to win the prestigious trophy with the Black Stars. His brother Jordan Ayew plays for Aston Villa as a striker.
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.