Group E leaders Ghana will battle it out against Angola on Thursday as they seek to qualify for a 10th consecutive AFCON finals.
Ghana are top of the Group with 4 points after thrashing Madagascar 3-0 last June, before being held to a 1-1 draw by the Central African Republic.
Angola are level on points with Ghana but are in second place due to an inferior goal difference after beating CAR 2-1 before they were held by Madagascar.
All eyes will be on Chris Hughton who begins his stint as head coach of the Black Stars, who failed to make it past the group stages at the World Cup.
Ghana have won each of their last six home matches across all competitions since a goalless draw with Nigeria in March 2022.
Angola, who have only managed two cleans sheets in their last 6 games, are 117th in the FIFA rankings, 59 places behind Ghana.
Angola last won a competitive game away from home in 2019 when they beat Botswana 1-0 at the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium in the AFCON qualifiers.
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What time does Ghana vs Angola start?
The game kicks off at 4pm CET at the Kumasi’s Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Ghana vs Angola team news
There are plenty of English Premier League starts featuring the in the Ghanaian line-up, including Andre Ayew, who has 24 goals in 113 appearances.
Arsenal’s Thomas Partey who has been pivotal in his clubs Premier league title charge will be the key man in midfield with Jordan Ayew, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Antoine Semenyo all summoned as well.
Brighton and Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey and striker Mohamed Kudus of Ajax who has impressed this season netting 11 goals for the Dutch side who sit 2nd in the Eredivisie will also likely feature in the starting XI.
For the visitors, Helder Costa of Leeds who currently is on loan to Al-Ittihad and has had a short loan spell at Spanish side Valencia will lead the attacking line alongside Gelson Dala, who has 14 international goals to his name.
Angola also name 37-year-old goalkeeper Hugo Marques who has made 18 appearances since his debut is August 2011 including a clean sheet in his last game against Mauritania.
Ghana vs Angola head to head
Angola have never beaten Ghana in the two games the nations have played against each other.
They played out to a barren draw in 2009, before Ghana edged them 1-0 the following year.
Ghana vs Angola current form
The Black Stars have won twice and lost twice in their last 5 games, with the last one resulting in a draw against Algeria in a friendly.
Angola on the other hand are unbeaten in that run, winning twice before playing out to 3 consecutive draws.
Ghana vs Angola prediction
The home team boast an exemplary record in front of their home fans and are expected to keep this run going.
Not many goals are expected in this game but the hosts are tipped as favorites to win.