2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Otto Addo expects a tough game against Central Africa Republic

Ghana coach Otto Addo will be anticipating a tough test against Central Africa Republic in the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Black Stars and Central Africa Republic will lock horns at the Baba Yara Stadium on Monday, June 10 in matchday four of the World Cup qualifications.

Ghana has revived their World Cup qualification chances after triumphing over Mali in Bamako on Thursday night. Jordan Ayew scored a late winner as the Black Stars came from a goal down to shock the best-ranked team in Group I, Mali.

Mali opened the scoring before the halftime break through Kamory Doumbia as they went to recess with the advantage.

Putting on a stellar performance, Lyon forward Ernest Nuamah equalized in the 58th minute mark before substitute Jordan Ayew fired home the winning goal in injury time.

The four-time Africa champions were considered as the less-fancied side due to their unimpressive performance this year, including AFCON 2023 group stage exit.

But the Black Stars shocked Mali after securing a crucial away win in the qualifiers.

Knowing exactly what’s at stake, Otto Addo is expected to field a strong side to face Central Africa Republic as he aim to secure victory in the game.

Central Africa Republic, on the other side, come to this game on the back of a victory in their previous game in the qualifiers.

However, they are brimming with much confidence, knowing very well that a win against Ghana would propel them to overtake the West Africa powerhouse on the standings.

Both teams will be seeking for victory as the qualification to the World Cup intensifies.

Ghana has moved to the second position after three matches in Group I, accumulating six points but are tied on points with log leaders Comoros. Mali and Central Africa Republic are tied on four points each on the standings.

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