There are indications that Ghana may be up for an early exit from the World Cup qualifiers following their 1-1 draw with Ethiopia on Thursday.
The Black Stars will square up with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on Sunday in a make or mar contest as the battle for a place at the top of the group G gets tougher.
South Africa currently occupy the number one spot with thirteen points from five matches while Ghana sits behind their South African counterpart with ten points and will have the chance to be on the same pedestal when the two sides file out to face each other at the Cape Coast on Sunday.
Ghana now know that any kind of win on Sunday over visiting South Africa will see them through as Group G winners, while a draw for the Bafana Bafana will be enough for them as well to progress to the African knockout stages of the qualifiers.
Only the group winners will progress to the play-offs next March, when the continent’s five representatives in the Middle East will be decided.
The Black Stars failed to reach the World Cup in Russia in 2018, while South Africa have not played at the tournament since hosting the first finals in Africa in 2010.