Ghana’s Black Meteors will battle for a third-place finish at the 2019 CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament later today when they lock horns with their counterparts from South Africa.
With both sides missing out on picking the two automatic slots to the 2020 Olympic Games after suffering defeats in the semi-finals of the continental competition, they are now focusing all energy on finishing 3rd.
A win for either of the teams will keep their hopes of making it to the next Olympic Games alive as it presents a play-off opportunity against another Asian side with a similar dream.
With the stakes that high, the match between Ghana and South Africa today will be a do or die affair with both teams expected to put up their best effort when they step onto the pitch.
The crucial encounter will kick off later this afternoon at 14:30GMT at the Cairo International Stadium.