Central African Republic coach Raoul Savoy is preparing for a tough battle as his team faces Ghana next Thursday, in the 6th day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. While acknowledging the challenge, he stressed that his team will not However, do not fear the four-time African champions.
Savoy expressed confidence as his team arrived in Ghana for Thursday’s must-win match in Kumasi. While group leaders Ghana need just one point to qualify, the Central African Republic must secure a victory.
This task is all the more difficult as they will face not only a formidable opponent, but also a passionate public at the Baba Yara stadium. The Black Stars maintain an unbeaten record in Kumasi for more than two decades, making them strong favorites for Thursday’s contest, although they will miss the services of Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey.
No. We are not afraid of Ghana but we must respect all the players, this country, Ghana and of course the Black Stars. It’s not a question of fear but a question of respect,” Savoy declared at a press conference, assuring that his team will do everything to snatch the three points of victory.
In the qualifying race, the Black Stars lead the group with nine points, closely followed by Angola with eight points and the Central African Republic with seven points.
Madagascar, with two points, occupies last place. The top two teams at the end of the final round will qualify for the tournament in Ivory Coast next year, making it a crucial match for Ghana, Angola and the Central African Republic.