Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Benin vs Ghana: Time, prediction, head-to-head and TV stream

ghana africa cup of nations 2019Ghana and Benin wrap up the Africa Cup of Nations action on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know about this match.

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has hailed his squad for a “peaceful” build-up to their group opener against a Benin side desperate to end a winless record at the African football showpiece.

Appiah was in the first of two spells as the Black Stars coach when his players threatened to boycott a match at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over unpaid bonuses.

The embarrassing stand-off was resolved only when a jet carrying trunks of cash arrived in South America and the players were paid in dollars.

A drama involving ageing forward Asamoah Gyan, who retired last month after being stripped of the captaincy, was resolved when state president Nana Akufo-Addo persuaded him to carry on.

Gyan is part of a squad skippered by Andre Ayew and they face a Benin side who have drawn one match and lost eight in three Cup of Nations appearances, leading to early exits.

Prediction, head-to-head and TV stream

Prediction

Ghana have made the semi-finals in their last six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. But they were under par in the pre-tournament matches, with no wins and scored no goals in two pre-tournament friendly games against Namibia and South Africa. The Black Stars have a win probability of 57% with the draw at 28% and a win for Benin 15%.

Head-to-head

The sides have played each other 14 times. Ghana have won seven, drawn five and lost two. The most recent meeting came in 2009 – and the Black Stars lost 1-0 on that occasion.

Where and what time to watch

Kick off is at 22:00 (SAST) which is 20:00 GMT.

In Africa, SuperSport 4 and 10 will broadcast the match and the opening ceremony.

Elsewhere: Eurosport Player (UK) and beIN Sports Connect (U.S.).

Additional reporting by AFP, TSA Staff and agencies.

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