Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2022 match:
After suffering a 3-1 loss to Senegal in their opener, Benin will look to record their first group win when they host Mozambique to Stade de l’Amitie on Wednesday. The Squirrels are eager to keep their qualifying hopes alive, and, one thing is for sure, Michel Dussuyer’s troops are likely to leave their hearts on the field. Dussuyer should opt to make changes to the team that faced the Lions of Teranga, with all Olaitan, Bawa, and Assogba pushing for a start.
Keep in mind that midfielder Sessi D’Almeida is banned for the match. Mozambique, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Rwanda. Since there are no fresh injury worries in the away side, we predict that Chiquinho Conde’s men are going to grab something from Wednesday’s qualifier. In their last meeting in a competitive game the two sides played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Steve Mounié):
Steve Mounie is a Beninese footballer who plays for Huddersfield Town as a striker. Mounie is a product of Montpellier youth academy and, as a result, he was given a chance to prove his worth in the blue and orange shirt in Ligue 1 at senior level.
After scoring 14 goals in 37 appearances for la Paillade in the French elite division, the 190-cm-tall attacker moved to Huddersfield Town in 2017, but it has to be noted that he spent the 2015/2016 season at Nimes as a loan player. Steve Mounie signed a four-year deal with the Terriers and he made his competitive debut for the club on August 12, 2017, scoring a brace in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The attacker who was born in Parakou (Benin) on September 29, 1994 will represent the Benin national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of nations. Mounie scored his first ever goal for the national team in a 2-1 win over South Sudan in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.