28 January 2013

Ghana/Niger: Program of the Day

The Black Stars of Ghana will play against the Mena of Niger as part of the last fixtures in Group B on Monday.

Both teams will throw everything at each other, but the Mena will seek amends after picking up a point from a possible six.

They picked up their first and only point in the tournament on Thursday night in a goalless draw against DR Congo. The Nigeriens are participating in only their second Nations Cup tournament after a maiden appearance in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea last year.

Despite this, they are mathematically still very much in with a chance of qualifying, and will be hoping to chalk their first ever Nations Cup wins. Identified by pundits as the weakest team in the group, they are currently on the bottom of the log with a point, no goal and a goal conceded.

Ghana might miss the services of midfielder Anthony Annan and Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, both recovering from injuries. Winger Mubarak Wakaso is on suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the first two games. Even though skipper Asamoah Gyan sat out Friday morning's training, he is expected to be fit for the game.

Kick off: 19:00-17pm.

At : Port Elizabeth.

Date : Monday 28th January, 2013.

Ghana starting lineups:

Dauda, Paintsil,

Vorsah, Boye,

Afful, Annan,

Badu, Adomah,

Atsu, Rabiu, Gyan.

Niger starting lineups:

Daouda, Fatoukouma,

Dankowa, Chikoto,

Koudize, Issoufou,

Moutari, Lacina,

Boubacar, Maazou, Sidibe.

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