Former Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, O.B. Amoah, has urged the Black Stars’ of Ghana to be very careful of the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia as they lock horns with them on Monday in the last round of 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
According to OB. Amoah, Ghanaians may see the Tunisian national team as a walkover because they [Tunisia] have never won AFCON match against the Black Stars’.
Ghana and Tunisia last met at AFCON 2012 when the Black Stars ran out 2-1 winners after extra-time in a quarter-final clash.
Speaking on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, OB. Amoah said the Black Stars should be able to triumph over the Tunisian national team. “If you ask me, the Black Stars’ should be able to beat Tunisia easily but we should be very careful of these north African teams; they are very dangerous.”
He added that the Stars should study the Tunisians’ tactics and how they are using it at the AFCON. “The coach and the players should study them very well. They like long fast football so Ghana should be able to tackle then on that very well. They can’t be underestimated and we should be able to beat them.”
The Black Stars’ also played their first AFCON match in 1963 against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia and the Stars won by 1-0.
Ghana and Tunisia have played 17 times, Ghana has won 10, drew 3, lost 4.
The two teams have met 7 times in AFCON, Ghana has won 6, drew 1.
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