Black Stars coach Chris Hughton is determined to uphold the team’s longstanding unbeaten record at the Baba Yara Stadium as they prepare for a crucial match against the Central African Republic (CAR).
Ghana’s last loss at the Baba Yara Stadium dates back to February 6, 2000, during the Africa Cup of Nations when they faced South Africa.
During a press conference held on Wednesday before the 2023 AFCON qualifying match on September 7, Hughton emphasized the significance of the upcoming game. “Everybody knows what this game [vs. CAR] means,” he stated.
“We will do everything we can to achieve the result we want. Preparation has been good. We are missing some players due to injuries, but it’s also an opportunity for others.”
“We are playing at home. We have a strong record here, and it’s a record we want to maintain.”
Ghana only needs a point from the upcoming game to secure qualification for the 2023 AFCON tournament, which will be held in Ivory Coast. The Black Stars aim not only to qualify but also to continue their dominance at the Baba Yara Stadium, a symbol of their footballing prowess.
The match is expected to be fiercely contested, with both teams competing for a coveted spot in the tournament.