Fans can watch the Ghana vs. Ivory Coast soccer match live online and see which team comes out on top in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
The match will pit two of Africa’s biggest football powerhouses against one another though both have gone quite a long time without winning the Cup of Nations. Ghana last won it 33 years ago, while Ivory Coast has gone 23 years since taking the cup.
The match takes place Sunday at 7 p.m. GMT.
Though Ghana has played well in the tournament, bouncing back strong from an opening round loss to Senegal to reach the final, many are looking at Ivory Coast as the favorite.
“Ivory Coast is clear favorite to win the final,” said Nigeria skipper Sunday Oliseh. “Player for player, Ivory Coast has better individuals than Ghana and they are playing better as a team now, especially when not in possession. “Ghana are quite impressive and, with (Christian) Atsu and the Ayew brothers (Andre and Jordan), are becoming unpredictable and champion material.”
But this could be a good thing for Ghana, Oliseh stated. He said going in as underdogs will take the pressure off Ghana.
Ghaha is also coming in with the momentum of a strong victory over Equatorial Guinea.
Said Ghana winger Atsu, via Goal’s Edmund Okai Gyimah:
“It was a very difficult game against Equatorial Guinea, they had lots of confidence [and] the fans were behind them but we worked harder than them.
“We spoke to each other and said that we have to leave the referee and the Equatorial Guinea players and their antics and concentrate on ourselves. Ivory Coast are a very strong team with good professional players but we will do well and win the cup.”
Players from both sides are looking forward to the match, which they expect to be tight.
“It has been a long time since we have had a final between Ghana and Ivory Coast and we want to write our history too. This is our chance and we hope to take it,” Ivory Coast star Gervinho told AFP. “We are very motivated. From the beginning of this competition, we said we have six games to play — we have played five and there is one remaining.”