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Ghana Meets S. Africa in Crucial Last Group of Nations Cup Match and the rest of the Fixtures.

January 27 2015 Kickoff 1800 GMT
Source: BBC News
MATCH PREVIEW
South Africa are without defender Thulani Hlatshwayo, who has not recovered from a concussion suffered in the 1-1 draw with Senegal.

And Bafana Bafana will give a late fitness test to defender Rivaldo Coetzee, who missed the last game because of a knee injury.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, who scored the winner against Algeria, will again lead the line for the Black Stars.

South Africa must win, while Ghana may only need a draw to go through.

Ghana are targeting a first Cup of Nations victory against South Africa as they bid to extend a record of reaching at least the semi-finals at each of the last four Nations Cups.

The Black Stars put an opening defeat to Senegal behind them when they beat Algeria thanks to a late goal from Gyan on his return from a bout of malaria.

However, midfielder Andre Ayew said: “We’re not taking anything for granted. Algeria is behind us and next is South Africa. It will be a very tough battle.

“Expectations back at home must now have risen, but Ghana have always dealt with the pressure.”

South Africa have the toughest task of all four contenders but coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba said: “We still have another game to play, so don’t write us off just yet.

“Football has its own miracles. With one game to go, we can still surprise a lot of people.”

MATCH FACTS
•South Africa are unbeaten in three previous Afcon matches against the Black Stars, winning two and drawing one
•Ghana have failed to score in each of those three previous games against South Africa (1996, 2000, 2002)
•Bafana Bafana are looking to make it into the knockout round in consecutive Afcon tournaments for the first time since 2002
•Ghana last failed to make the knockout round in 2006, finishing no lower than 4th since then
•Asamoah Gyan has scored in his last six appearances for Ghana
•The Black Stars have lost just two of their last 13 Afcon group games (W9 D2)
•South Africa have won just one of their last 14 Afcon games (D7 L6)
•Bafana Bafana have kept only two clean sheets in those 14 matches

Monday 26th January 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Monday 26th January 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Group B
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Cape Verde Islands V Zambia 18:00 Preview Cape Verde Islands Vs Zambia
Congo DR V Tunisia 18:00 Preview Congo DR Vs Tunisia

Tuesday 27th January 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Tuesday 27th January 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Group C
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Senegal V Algeria 18:00 Preview Senegal Vs Algeria
South Africa V Ghana 18:00 Preview South Africa Vs Ghana

Wednesday 28th January 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Wednesday 28th January 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Group D
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Cameroon V Ivory Coast 18:00
Guinea V Mali 18:00

Saturday 31st January 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Saturday 31st January 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter Final
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Group A Winner V Group B Second Place 16:00
Group B Winner V Group A Second Place 19:00

Sunday 1st February 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Sunday 1st February 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter Final
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Group C Winner V Group D Second Place 16:00
Group D Winner V Group C Second Place 19:00

Wednesday 4th February 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Wednesday 4th February 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Semi-Final
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Quarter-Final 1 Winner V Quarter-Final 4 Winner 19:00

Thursday 5th February 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Thursday 5th February 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Semi-Final
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Quarter-Final 2 Winner V Quarter-Final 3 Winner 19:00

Saturday 7th February 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Saturday 7th February 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – 3rd and 4th Place Play-Offs
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
3rd Place Play Off 1 V 3rd Place Play Off 2 18:00

Sunday 8th February 2015

This table charts the fixtures during Sunday 8th February 2015
Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Final
Show last 5 matches and coverage Fixture Kick-off Status
Finalist 1 V Finalist 2 19:00

 

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