Ghana technical team officials talk to the players before start of a training session at Namboole Stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Ismailia stadium, Ismailia

  • June 25, 2019 Kickoff 10pm (local Time) 11pm (EAT)

Ghana and Benin start their campaign in group F with a tight tie against each other in group F in what is totally a West African affair.

First Action between Ghana and Mali in 2017 Gabon Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

The Black Stars come into the game as favourites but must be wary of a Guinea side that has won four of the five games in preparations for the tournament.

Ghana, one of the biggest names in African football lost at the semis in the previous tournament in Gabon and hasn’t won the title since 1982.

Coach Kwesi Appiah has praised the team’s preparations as the best ever and hopes the group of players at disposal delivers the nation to Holy Grail.

“We have had the best camp ever,” said Appiah whose team had a captaincy row before the camp started.

Stephane Sessegnon in action. He will be key against Ghana for Benin

They will rely on the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan for goals with Christian Atsu doing the creative duties.

For Benin, the key players will be Steve Mounié and Stephane Sessegnon.

In the earlier fixture on the day, Cameroon, the defending champions will take on Guinea Bissau.   

Ismael Kiyonga

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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