The head coach of the Central African Republic, Raoul Savoy, has candidly acknowledged that Ghana holds a significant advantage over his team in the lead-up to Thursday’s final 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
Despite this recognition, Savoy remains hopeful and anticipates that football’s unpredictable nature might work in his team’s favor.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference in Kumasi on Wednesday, he stated:
“I know what exactly my players can do tomorrow but we have the full respect for Ghana. “They are far better than us as a nation, as a football nation, and as a team but football is the most lovely sport in the world,” Raoul Savoy said.
Ghana is set to host the Central African Republic in their last Group E game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
Chris Hughton’s team currently leads Group E with nine points, one point ahead of Angola and two ahead of the Central African Republic.
Madagascar is at the bottom of the group with two points. The Black Stars only need a single point from the game to secure qualification for the tournament to be held in Ivory Coast next January.