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Head to head with Ghana’s AFCON 2021 Group C opponents

The Black Stars’ appearance in the 2021 edition will be their 23rd time and they will be keen to end their long awaited drought of not winning the competition since Libya 1982.

In here, we provide a head to head analysis of the opponents the Black Stars will be facing in the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

The 2021 AFCON draw 

The draw for the 2021 AFCON tournament took place in Yaoundé in Cameroon this evening, with all 24 teams now aware of their opponents for the group stages.

The Black Stars have been drawn in Group C alongside Morocco who were in Pot 1, Gabon and Comoros who will be making their debut in the competition.

Ghana vs Gabon 

This will be the 8th time that Gabon will be making an appearance at the African Cup of Nations, with their last outing being in the 2017 finals.

Their best finishes in the competition remain the quarter-finals spots they secured in 1996 and in 2012.

In terms of head to head, Ghana has played Gabon on 11 occasions, with the former winning 5 of those games, losing three and drawing three as well.

he last time Gabon defeated the Stars was in June 2008 during the 2010 World Cup and Nations Cup qualifier.

The Stars have however, won the past two games, winning the return leg of the same qualifying phase and a 2-1 win in a friendly in 2011.

Below are all the games between Ghana and Gabon: 

09 Apr 1989         Gabon v Ghana                 1-0

23 Apr 1989         Ghana v Gabon                 1-0

07 Jul 1991           Gabon v Ghana                 0-1

03 Jan 1993         Gabon v Ghana                 2-3

10 Nov 1996        Gabon v Ghana               1-1

25 Dec 1996        Ghana v Gabon                 1-1

27 Apr 1997         Ghana v Gabon                 3-0

29 Dec 1999        Gabon v Ghana                 1-1

14 Jun 2008         Gabon v Ghana                 2-0

22 Jun 2008         Ghana v Gabon                 2-0

15 Nov 2011        Ghana v Gabon                 2-1

Ghana vs Morocco  

This game will undoubtedly will be the one to look forward to, considering the top and quality players both sides have and the rivalry they have shared in recent years.

Morocco who will be making their 18th appearance at the finals have the upper hand in the 11 times they have played the Black Stars.

 

They have won 5 of those games, with the recent one being the 1-0 win in June of this year. The Black Stars have managed three wins while the remaining three have ended in a draw.

Below are all the games between Ghana and Gabon: 

08 Sep 2007        Ghana v Morocco            2-0

08 Jun 2021         Morocco v Ghana            1-0

02 Apr 1961         Ghana v Morocco            0-0

28 May 1961       Morocco v Ghana            1-0

12 Jan 1997         Ghana v Morocco            2-2

08 Jun 1997         Morocco v Ghana            1-0

13 Jun 1975         Morocco v Ghana            2-0

29 Jun 1975         Ghana v Morocco            2-0

16 Mar 1980        Morocco v Ghana            1-0

21 Jan 2002         Ghana v Morocco            0-0

28 Jan 2008         Ghana v Morocco            2-0

Ghana vs Comoros 

Next year’s tournament will be a historic one for Comoros who will be making their first ever appearance at the finals of the AFCON.

They put in some impressive performances in Group G where they placed second behind Egypt and above both Kenya and Togo.

There are no known record of games played between both sides and will thus be the first time Ghana and Comoros will meet in a competitive fixture.

Credit: Footballmadeinghana.com

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