The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kick-started on Saturday-17th January at Equatorial Guinea. The host nation stepped in to host the tournament after Morocco refused to host due to Ebola fears and subsequently got banned from the tournament.
Equatorial Guinea took on Congo in the opening game of the tournament, a game that ended in 1-1 draw. In the second game, Gabon breezed past Group favourites Burkina Faso 2-0.
Yesterday, we saw Zambia taking on Congo DR whilst Tunisia tried on Cape Verde for size. The two enthralling games both ended in 1-1 stalemates, marking three 1-1 draws out of four games at the tourney.
Today at 16:00 GMT, the Ghana Black Stars will go head to head with Senegal—and GhanaCelebrities.Com will be running an interesting live commentary here + live broadcast of the match here.
Ghana’s Black Stars would be hoping to annex our fifth nation’s cup crown, 32 years after winning the fourth in Libya. Recent tournaments have not been too kind to the Black Stars, finishing fourth at both South Africa 2013 and Gabon-Equatorial Guinea 2012, after winning silver at Angola 2010.
The Stars have made the semi finals for the past four consecutive AFCON tournaments, and after the disappointment of Brazil Ghanaians would certainly be expecting just a little bit more from the side this time around. It’s going to matter little, in the final reckoning, that Avram Grant is a new manager who has had barely any time to get to know his side.
Asamoah Gyan, now a veteran of several tournaments, leads the side. A hugely talented side would rely heavily on his goals, and without any productivity from Baby Jet it’s difficult to see us progressing past a group stage rightly labelled the Group of Death.
Senegal has always been difficult, and the attacking talent this side is brimming with is enough to give all the other coaches in the group splitting migraines. Compact and powerful, they would be the Stars’ first opponents and would serve as a suitable litmus test to what the Stars might be able to accomplish in Equatorial Guinea.
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