Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Ghana will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over South Africa when they take on Sao Tome e Principe at Estadio Nacional 12 de Julho. The Black Stars kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign in style, but they do not want to stop now. Ghana aim to get their job done in Group C as soon as possible, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in their second group game.
A man to watch in the away team will be Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who found the net in the 2-0 win over the Bafana Bafana. The opposition defenders should have brother Ayew at bay as well. Sao Tome e Principe experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Sudan, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Mubarak Wakaso):
Former Villarreal man Mubarak Wakaso played for several Spanish sides in the past. After ending his spell with Elche in 2011 he joined Villarreal B and he made 17 appearances for the first team in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. At the end of the season he moved to fellow Spanish outfit Espanyol, penning a four-year contract.
The Ghanaian midfielder played for Las Palmas in the 2015/2016 season and it has to be noted that he was part of Rubin Kazan, Celtic and Ashanti Gold in the past as well. On 10 July, 2016 Mubarak Wakaso signed a three-year deal with Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee. Wakaso represented Ghana at the U17 World Cup in Peru and he played two games for the Black Stars in the group stages of the showpiece tournament.
He made his debut for the first team on 13 October, 2012 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Malawi. You should bear in mind that his younger brother Alhassan plays football 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.