Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Ghana will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Kenya when they host Sierra Leone at Baba Yara Stadium in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Ghana did well to beat Ethiopia 5-0 in their first home game of the process, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Thursday’s football match against Sierra Leone. The Black Stars are a real force to be reckoned with at home and given the importance of the match for the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on Kwasi Appiah’s men. A man to watch in the home team will be Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. Sierra Leone were beaten by Ethiopia in their last qualifying match and given the quality of the Ghana national football team, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Kumasi.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club.
At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley.
The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
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.