Madagascar vs Ghana Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Madagascar vs Ghana AFCON Qualifiers Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Madagascar vs Ghana - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Madagascar v Ghana, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the African Cup of Nations Qualification match between Madagascar v Ghana.

Madagascar vs Ghana Match Details:

League: African Cup of Nations Qualification Group E – Round 5

Venue: Stade Kianja Barea Mahamasina, Antananarivo

Time: 18th June, 07.30 pm

Madagascar vs Ghana Preview

Madagascar and Ghana lock horns at the Stade Kianja Barea Mahamasina in Antananarivo as both teams return to AFCON qualification duties. Madagascar kicked off their qualification group stage against Ghana in June 2022, where they were comfortably beaten by the four-time AFCON champions 3-0. A Gelson Dala goal then restricted the Barea to just a 1-1 draw after Rakotoharimalala had given Madagascar an early lead. Nicolas Dupuis’ men then lost both matches home and away to Central African Republic, placing them rock bottom of Group E with just 1 point in 4 matches. They head into Sunday’s game winless in six of their last seven matches with 4 losses and 2 draws in this period. Although they look down and out, Madagascar would treat this game as a must win for them to have any hopes to qualify for their second ever AFCON appearance.

Ghana contrasting to their opponents have enjoyed a decent qualification stage so far. They sit top of Group E with 8 points in 4 games, yet to be beaten by any side inn the group. They opened their qualification stage with a 3-0 victory over Sunday’s opponents, followed by a 1-1 draw against Central African Republic three days later. Chris Hughton’s side had an underwhelming Qatar campaign though, failing to make it to the knockouts, exiting the group stage by finishing bottom. A win against Angola at home and a draw away to them at Luanda in March would surely give the Black Stars momentum ahead of their last 2 qualification games. Ghana look favorites to finish top of their group and qualify for their ninth consecutive AFCON appearance and will be hoping to clinch their fifth AFCON trophy this time around.

Madagascar vs Ghana Prediction:

Madagascar 0-2 Ghana


Madagascar and Ghana Key Stats:

Goals:

Madagascar: N Rakotoharimalala (1)

Ghana: M Kudus, O Bukari (2), A Semenyo, F Afena-Gyan (1)

Assists: 

Madagascar: NA

Ghana: A Baba, F Afena-Gyan, J Paintsil, M Kudus, O Bukari (1)


Madagascar vs Ghana Lineups:

Madagascar: Adrien; Bertrand, Boyer, Manoelantsoa, Metanire; Amada, Rakotoarisoa, Andrianarimanana, Rafanomezantsoa; Rakotondraibe, Randriatsiferana

Ghana: Ati; Odoi, Amartey, Aidoo, Mensah; Partey, Samed; Sulemana, J Ayew, Kudus; Williams

Unavailable Players:

Madagascar: N Rakotoharimalala

Ghana: T Lamptey, A Semenyo, M Salisu


Madagascar vs Ghana Fantasy Combination:

Gk: M Adrien

Def: D Odoi, D Amartey, J Aidoo, G Mensah

Mid: J Ayew, I Amada, A Andrianarimanana

Fwd: I Williams (C), M Kudus (vC), K Randriatsiferana

Madagascar vs Ghana Captaincy Picks:

I Williams, M Kudus, J Ayew

Madagascar vs Ghana Grand League Picks:

K Sulemana, K Randriatsiferana, A Andrianarimanana