In football there are three possible results – a win, a draw and a defeat – and all these outcomes could happen in any match but on Thursday at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg a defeat is forbidden for the Black Stars if we want to go to Qatar 2022.
Ethiopia play as the home team as the game was moved to South Africa by FIFA and as expected the South Africans will be routing for a Ghana defeat today -an outcome that is forbidden for the Black Stars is they want to travel to Qatar 2022.
South Africa lead the standings on 10 points after 5 games with five goals scored and one conceded. Ghana come second with a point less with five goals scored and two conceded.
This means should South Africa win today and Ghana see a defeat against Ethiopia, Bafana Bafana would qualify from the group – ahead of Ghana – to the next round of the CAF qualifiers.
The best case scenario is for the Black Stars to win or draw on Thursday to stand the advantage of welcoming South Africa for the decider on Match-Day 6.