The two giant African footballing nations, Ghana and Egypt, were paired together when the draw for the 2014 CAF World Cup qualifying playoffs took place on September 16. One of these great contenders will suffer the pain of missing out of Brazil 2014.
The Pharaohs last featured at the World Cup in 1990 and inexplicably failed to qualify in 2006 and 2010 while the team was in its prime as Africa Cup of Nations champions. Meanwhile, the Black Stars of Ghana could participate in their third consecutive World Cup tournament after making their debut in Germany 2006.
Egypt coach Bob Bradley has faced Ghana before and knows how strong this West African country is. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, he was then in charge of the USMNT. He went through 120 nail-biting minutes and finally suffered agony as Asamoah Gyan’s match winner dumped USA out of the competition in the Last 16.
Bradley might have learned his lessons by now and he will receive the support of millions of U.S. soccer fans come October 15. The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi promises to be jammed with home supporters determined to sink the Egyptians but who will come out victorious?
beIN Sport will telecast all of the action live in the United States. Popular journalist Grant Wahl spread the news among his 331K Twitter followers as he tweeted the following on Friday, October 4, 2013:
Nice! BeIN Sport will show Egypt-Ghana WCQ playoff live in US on Oct 15.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 4, 2013
Watch Ghana vs Egypt live on Tuesday, October 15, 2013:
If you cannot watch this World Cup qualifying match live, consider following it through live scores on LiveSoccerTV. Keep checking the Ghana-Egypt match page for schedule updates.