Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2017 match:
Despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Egypt, Ghana booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. The Black Stars are eyeing their fifth trophy at the showpiece tournament and they are regarded as favourites in Sunday’s football match against Congo DR. Ghana managed to keep two clean sheets in the group stages and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Jean-Florent Ibenge’s troops. Congo DR booked their place in the knockout stages thanks to a 3-1 win over Togo, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Ghanaians. The Black Stars are a very experienced team and we predict that they will make it to the Africa Cup of Nations semis. A man to watch in the away team will be West Ham United attacker Andre Ayew, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. In their last meeting in a competitive match Ghana emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Neeskens Kebano):
Despite the fact that he was born in France Neeskens Kebano represents Congo on the international stage. Kebano has 6 caps for France U20 team, but made his debut for the first team with Congo on 15 October, 2014. The right-footed midfielder scored on his debut and it has to be noted that Congo defeated Ivory Coast 4-3 back then.
Kebano started his club career at Paris Saint-Germain, playing eight league games for les Parisiens in Ligue 1. After ending his loan spell with Caen he joined Charleroi in 2013 and he scored 36 goals in 77 league appearances for the Belgian outfit. Genk scouts spotted him during the 2014/2015 season and he moved to the fellow Belgian side in the summer of 2015.
After spending one season at Genk, he signed a three-year contract with Fulham on 26 August, 2016. He made his Fulham debut the next day against Blackburn Rovers. Reports in England said that he terrorised Blackburn defence. His contract with the Cottagers expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.