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Sports News of Monday, 18 November 2019


Preview| Sao Tomé vs Ghana: Black Stars seek second straight win in Group C

Black Star players training for Sao Tome & Principe game Black Star players training for Sao Tome & Principe game

Sao Tome & Principe will host Ghana in the second round of matches in Group C of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers this afternoon.

The match is scheduled to kick off at the Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho at 13:00 GMT

Despite playing away, the Black Stars will start the game as clear favorites and will look to build on their opening day win over South Africa.

Kwesi Appiah’s side have not conceded in their last four away matches and face a Sao Tome & Principe side that have no clean sheet in 10 matches.

Seleção dos Falcões e Papagaios come into the game after losing to Sudan 4-0 last Wednesday.

Key facts

This will be the first ever meeting between the two nations.

Sao Tome & Principe have managed just three wins in 14 AFCON qualification matches, losing 11.

Their last four AFCON qualification matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they have four wins in eight AFCON qualification matches at home.

Ghana on the other hand, have two wins, a loss and two draws with three clean sheets in the last five matches.

In their last 10 matches, they have managed four wins and a loss and they have two straight clean sheets going to this clash.

Ghana have not conceded more than one goal in their last 11 matches and are unbeaten in the last four away matches, with straight clean sheets in the four matches.

They have one loss in 10 away matches. In AFCON qualifiers, Ghana have three straight wins ahead of this game, all these coming with clean sheets. They have lost just once in their last 12 AFCON qualification matches.