AFCON 2015: Mohamed Yattara expects tough encounter against Ghana

Soccer News of Friday, 30 January 2015


Mohamed Yattara

Mohamed Yattara, the Guinea striker who scored against Ghana in Tamale in the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, says he expects an open and exciting encounter when the two sides clash in the quarter-final of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

The Syli National got the luck to advance to the last-eight after they were tied on the same statistics with Mali.

A lot had to be drawn to determine the team to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

Sunday will be a rematch between West African foes Ghana and Guinea after they also clashed in the qualifiers with the Black Stars winning 3-1 at home and picking a 1-1 draw in Guinea.

Yattara, who scored against Ghana in Tamale, said he expects a very open West African derby on Sunday in Malabo.

“We are going to play against a very good Ghana side, a team who we know well, but who also knows us well. I think the game will be very open. We know that we are going to face great players who are used to compete in big competitions,” he said.

The winners of this clash will battle the winners of the match between Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia for a place in the Championship game on February 8 in Bata.