The African Cup of Nations qualifiers: Ghana vs Sudan

November 11, 2020
  1. Sudan have nine losses in 10 away AFCON qualification matches.
  2. Sudan have one win in their last seven matches.
  3. Ghana have four straight clean sheets in AFCON qualification matches.
  4. Ghana are unbeaten in 13 home matches in AFCON qualifiers.
  5. Ghana have scored two or more in nine of the last 13 AFCON qualification matches at home.

Ghana have a perfect record in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers as they host Sudan on Match Day 3 in Group C. Three points separate the two nations, with Sudan having won one and lost one. Ghana beat South Africa 2-0 at home in their opening game before traveling away to Sao Tome and Principe, where they won 1-0. They have won each of their last four qualification matches and have just one loss in the last 13. They have three straight clean sheets in AFCON qualification matches at home and have failed to score in just one of their 13 home matches in the qualifiers, which was against Sudan in 2010.

Sudan on the other hand, are coming to this game right after a 1-1 draw with Togo in a friendly in October. That came after a 3-0 loss to Tunisia in another friendly match. In the last 11 AFCON qualification matches, Sudan have managed two wins and lost eight. It is even worse away from home, with the team having lost nine of their last 10. Their only away win in the last 10 AFCON qualification matches away from home, came against Madagascar in 2018. The 3-1 win in Madagascar is the only time they have scored in their last six away matches in the qualifiers. They have no clean sheet in 10 away AFCON qualification matches, and have conceded two or more in five of them.

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“We’re waiting on whether he will be available for the Black Stars ahead of the doubleheader against Sudan in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Whether he comes or misses the game, I don’t think it will affect us too much. I don’t also think the exemption of some players will affect the results but I think it will rather be an opportunity for the new players to prove their capabilities. We have to scan him tomorrow or the day after and see what he felt straight away. Let’s wait and see what the magnitude of the injury is,” Arteta said after his side’s 3-0 home loss on Sunday.

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