Ghana desperately need to win against Gabon in Group C if they are to stand a chance at progressing into the AFCON round of 16.
The Black Stars began their quest at continental glory on the wrong footing as they went down 1-0 to Morocco.
Gabon on the other hand, battled to a 1-0 win against Comoros and are second on the table with 3 points, level with Morocco.
A loss here would bring an end to Ghana’s campaign, as Morocco are expected to overcome Comoros in the other Group C fixture taking place on Friday.
Do Ghana have what it takes to bag all three points against Gabon? Play here to make your predictions.
What time does Ghana vs Gabon start?
The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.
Ghana vs Gabon team news
The Black Stars boast a full and fit squad ahead of the encounter and are not expected to make any changes to the line-up that started the opening game.
Jordan Ayew will spearhead the attack and the pressure is on him to provide the goals.
For Gabon, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could potentially return to the starting XI after missing the first game due to covid.
Aaron-Salem Boupendza’s winner means he has now scored two goals in his last four games for club and country, and will start as well.
Ghana vs Gabon head to head
These nations have played against each other three times before and there has never been a draw between them.
Ghana has won 2 times, with Gabon victorious on one occasion.
Ghana vs Gabon current form
Both sides have won twice and lost twice in their last 5 matches, sharing the spoils in the other encounter.
Ghana vs Gabon prediction
This game will be an edgy affair and if there is a winner it will be by a very small margin. Though with all at stake for Ghana, they may just edge their opponents.