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Ghana take on Comoros in FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday- Preview

Ghana will face Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Both teams are level on three points after winning their respective games in the opening round of matches in Group I.

While Inaki Williams left it late to give Ghana a 1-0 win over Madagascar, Comoros took full advantage of playing at home to beat Central African Republic 4-2 in Moroni.

The Islanders last beat Ghana 3-2 in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to make the second round of that tournament in Cameroon. That famous win is still fresh in our minds as Ghana exited the tournament after finishing bottom in the Group.

Ghana coach Chris Hughton who has yet to lose a competitive game since he took over from Otto Addo boasts of three home wins (against Angola, Central African Republic and Madagascar). However, his performance on the road does not match his home record after drawing against Angola (1-1) and Madagascar (0-0) in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Chris Hughton is therefore going into the game in search of his first win on the road as Black Stars coach. The former Tottenham full back will be forced to make at least one change to his back line following the injury to Daniel Amartey. Aside Daniel, Alidu Seidu, Gideon Mensah, Abdul Fatawu Hamid, Nurudeen Abdulai and Nicholas Opoku are all available for selection.

Also in the team are Baba Idrissu, Samed Salis, Majeed Ashimeru, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Mohammed Kudus.

Forward Inaki Williams who scored his first international goal against Madagascar on Friday, is raring to go again following his switch from Spain to Ghana.

Kasim M’Dahoma (20),  Benjaloud Youssouf (50), Rafiki Said (58) and Myziane Moilida (68) got on the score sheet in the 4-2 win against Central African Republic.

Coach Stefano Cusin’s side are on the rise after going three games without defeat.

Comoros drew 1-1 with Zambia and defeated Cape Verde 2-1 in an away game before beating Central African Republic 4-2 in the recent World Cup qualifier.

Ghana’s last visit to Moroni was a FIFA World Cup qualifier that ended goalless in 2015.

The FIFA World Cup qualifier between Comoros and Ghana is scheduled for the Omnisports Sports stadium in Moroni on Tuesday, November 21,2023.




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