Fans can watch the Ghana vs. Egypt football match live online and see if the Black Stars can replicate their last World Cup qualifying round upset of Egypt in what amounts to a must-win match for the team.
The teams will meet Sunday in Borg Al- Arab Stadium, with start time scheduled for 4 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. ET). The match will be broadcast in both nations and will also be available for those watching live online (a link to the streaming video can be found below).
The match will be an important one for both teams. The Black Stars started their World Cup 2018 qualifying quest with a draw against Uganda, while the Pharaohs of Egypt defeated Congo in their first qualifying match.
That leaves Ghana in something of a must-win situation, while Egypt has the opportunity to jump out to a five-point lead over their rival.
“A victory for the Egyptians could mean a 5 point lead for the seven time African champions which could prove irrecoverable for the Black Stars,” Joy Online noted. “This will be the first of three meetings between both countries with their paths set to cross in Gabon next year and a second leg of the World Cup qualifier in Ghana.”
Watching the Ghana vs. Egypt football match live online may be the only way for many fans to see the match. The Borg Al-Arab Stadium will be filled to capacity for Sunday’s match as all 70,000 tickets sold out, GhanaWeb reported.
Despite the stakes at hand, Egypt’s players said they are trying to approach it just like any other match, Pulse reported. Striker Bassem Morsy said his team will need an even approach in order to grab the much-needed points.
“We are all doing our best to win this match, however it’s just like any other game,” Morsy told BeIN Sports. “I’m willing to remain goalless for a year, but the most important thing is winning the match. I could provide assists for Salah or Trezeguet or it could be the other way around as long as it helps the team achieve victory.”
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Ghana’s manager, Avram Grant, also promised “a good result for this game.”
“If the preparations is good like we had before the last Africa Cup of Nations, we will always do well,” Grant said, via Joy Online. “Every single player and the entire team will give everything to ensure we play well and get a good results in Egypt. It will be a tough game but we do everything to get a good result, we did it in the past and I know we will do it again because I have told the players that it is a big challenge and we are always looking for challenges like this.”
Though Egypt is favored going into Sunday’s match, the Ghana team has been able to defeat the African powerhouse in recent runs. The Black Stars upset Egypt in the qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup, which Pulse noted will likely be a point of motivation for this match.
“For most Ghanaians, the thought of a 6-1 victory ring bells in their ears as the then coach Kwesi Appiah and his men stunned the world on their way to the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.”
And even aside from the previous upset, the Ghana squad is quite confident about their abilities. Midfielder Michael Essien said he believes Ghana is one of the top teams in Africa right now
“I think I was not yet born the last time we won the Nations Cup, but still we are better than Nigeria as far as football is concerned,” Essien told the BBC, via Pulse.
Fans who want to watch the Ghana vs. Egypt football match live online can click here for links to streaming video.
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