Ghana v Ethiopia live stream: Black Stars to outshine their visitors
Ghana and Ethiopia are in 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying action in Kumasi on Sunday.
Watch and bet on live streaming of Ghana vs Ethiopia from 16:30 BST on Sunday June 11 at bet365 > Live Streaming
Ghana vs EthiopiaGhana finished fourth in this year’s African Cup of Nations finals and set out in their bid to improve upon that achievement when they host Ethiopia in their opening qualifier for the 2019 tournament.
The Black Stars finished second in their group behind Egypt and then beat DR Congo in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champions Cameroon and also Burkina Faso in the third-place play-off.
This time, they are in a qualifying pool that also includes Sierra Leone and Kenya, which suggests Ghana ought to be the clear favourites to win the group. They also have the fall-back option of being among the three best of the 12 runners-up that also go through to Cameroon.
As well as beginning this qualifying campaign, Ghana are also trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and will resume that process in late August. At present, it is not going too well because Egypt are in pole position to advance from their group ahead of surprise package Uganda.
Ghana's Andre Ayew (right) in action against the Ivory Coast (Getty Images)6x5x4x3xIn April, Ghana appointed James Kwesi Appiah as their coach for the second time in succession to Avram Grant and this match is taking place in his home city of Kumasi.
Appiah has omitted some of his best-known players from the squad for this game and the subsequent friendlies against Mexico and the United States, but he is still relying on the likes of former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan who played in the Premier League this season for West Ham United and Swansea City respectively.
Ethiopia last qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and their football heyday was in the 1950 and 60s when they were perennial challengers in the competition, winning it once.
These days, they have nothing like the pedigree or squad quality of Ghana and we do not see the defensively-solid hosts conceding a goal.
Ghana vs Ethiopia stats
These countries have met only three times previously, Ghana winning twice and Ethiopia onceAll three matches finished either 1-0 or 2-0Of Ghana’s last 12 matches, 11 have contained under 2.5 goals
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