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South Africa vs Ghana Preview & Tips - Evenly matched sides to end level
- South Africa vs Ghana Predictions for Monday’s World Cup qualifier
- Match is being played at 17:00 BST at FNB Stadium
- Can Ghana get a point on the road?
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Tight contest expected in Johannesburg between South Africa and Ghana (Getty Images)
South Africa vs Ghana Preview & Tips
South Africa have proven a solid defensive unit but offer little going forward. They should be able to get a point against the inconsistent Ghana.
- South Africa vs Ghana Preview & Tips
- Head to Head
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- Ghana Form
- Ghana Team News
- South Africa vs Ghana FAQ
- South Africa have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches against Ghana (all competitions).
- South Africa have seen Under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
- Ghana have drawn 2 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
- Ghana have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
Ghana hold a 4-3 advantage against South Africa across eleven previous meetings with four draws.
The sides last met in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in March as the match finished 1-1 in South Africa.
South Africa Form
South Africa just reqiored a draw against Sudan in their final AFCON 2021 qualifier to make it to the tournament. They were beaten 2-0 and finished third to miss out on qualification.
A 3-2 friendly victory against Uganda was followed by winning the COSAFA Cup on home territory. The team did not concede a goal in their six matches in the mini-tournament.
A 3-0 semi-final win against Mozambique was followed by a penalty shootout victory in the final after a 0-0 stalemate against Senegal. In their first World Cup qualifier, Bafana Bafana drew 0-0 in Zimbabwe.
South Africa Team News
Coach Hugo Broos is not expected to make many changes for this match. Nyiko Mobbie may continue out of position at left back in preference to Sibusiso Mabiliso.
Winger Gift Links was taken off at half-time against Zimbabwe and may be dropped. Bongkuhle Hlongwane could be handed a start in an unfamiliar wide role.
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma, Veli Mothwa
Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie, Thapelo Morena, Siyanda Xulu, Rushine De Reuck, Austin Dube, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Njabulo Ngcobo
Midfielders: Njabulo Blom, Ethan Brooks, Mothobi Mvala, Teboho Mokoena, Sipho Mbule, Yusuf Maart
Forwards: Percy Tau, Luther Singh, Gift Links, Bongkuhle Hlongwane, Evidence Makgopa, Victor Letsoalo
Ghana qualified for the 2021 AFCON after topping their qualification group ahead of Sudan and South Africa.
A shock 1-0 loss in Sudan was followed by a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana. A 3-1 win against Sao Tome in the final match secured qualification.
In June, the Black Stars played two friendlies as they lost 1-0 to Morocco and drew 0-0 against Ivory Coast. In their last match, Mubarak Wakaso's goal was enought to see Ghana beat Ethiopia 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier.
Ghana Team News
The Black Stars are without Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and Ajax striker Mohammed Kudus due to injury. Fullback Benson Anang is also absent.
Defenders Daniel Amartey, Andy Yiadom and Abdul Rahman Baba will also miss out due to the UK’s red list rules. Crystal Palace’s duo of striker Jordan Ayew and winger Jeffrey Schlupp also won’t feature for the same reason.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori, Richard Atta, Manaf Nurudeen, Lawrence Ati-Zigi
Defenders: Philemon Baffuor, Gideon Mensah, Ismail Ganiyu, Alexander Djiku, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Ashie-Quaye, Joseph Aidoo, Fatawu Mohammed
Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso, Baba Iddrisu, Emmanuel Lomotey, Majeed Ashimeru, Fatawu Issahaku, Samuel Owusu, Kamaldeen Suleyman, Yaw Yeboah
Forwards: Andre Ayew, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Joel Fameyeh, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Braydon Manu, Kwame Opoku, Emmanuel Gyasi.
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