Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has predicted a very crunchy game when Senegal take on face Colombia in the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Wednesday.
The Teranga Lions will battle South American side Colombia in their final Group H game today at the Cosmos Arena and in what promises decide Sadio Mane and his team fate at the world cup.
Senegal started their World Cup campaign brightly after defeating group H favourites Poland 2-1, but the 2002 quarter-finalists were held to a 2-2 drawn game by Japan.
Colombia were also beaten 2-1 by Japan but the South Americans bounced back with an emphatic 3-0 win against Poland to throw Group H wide open.
Senegal, on four points, will secure their spot in the last 16 with a draw over Colombia , who sit third in the group on three points.
But the 2009 U20 World Cup winner Agyemang Badu the physical approach of the two sides will make the game very difficult and that could end in a drawn.
“Senegal versus Colombia is like two African countries meeting because the game will be very physical”
“The Colombians are a very physical side who are very strong in the air and run a lot. They depend on counter attacks because of Juan Cuadrado’s the speed,” Badu is quoted as saying by 442gh.com.
“Senegal have quality a team. They have a good team but at times they lack concentration a bit as we saw what happened in their last game against Japan. Senegal have a better chance to go through but I see the game ending in a draw.” He told 442gh.com.
Colombia, meanwhile, will have to beat Senegal in their final group game, but may go through with a draw if Poland manage to beat Japan.