By Ameenu Shardow

Senegal would only want to meet Ghana in the grand finale at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations according to their technical director, Fall Amsatou.

The Terranga Lions currently posess one of Africa's most potent fowrad lines, with all their players in the striking department in tip-top form head of next year's finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Nevertheless, Amsatou insist their chances of annexing the crown will be reduced significantly if they are paired with the Black Stars at the group stage.

"Yes we have very good players in our team but we wouldn't like to play Ghana at the group stage," he told

"Ghana is one of the strong sides in the tournament and they also stand the chance to win the tournament as we also do.

"But we would only want to play Ghana in the finals and not the group stage so I hope we avoid them in Saturday's draw."

A 1-1 scoreline was recorded the last time the two teams played each other in an international friendly in August 2007 in a game played in London.

Ghana alongside Cote d’Ivoire and tournament hosts, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will avoid each other at the group stage being seeded ahead of Saturday’s draw in Malabo.



Readers Comment

  • Flow 8 years ago

    What a dumb statement to make by a coach, if he is paired with ghana in the group stages and he is beaten he can still qualify as second best and go ahead to the quarter finals but there is no second chance for them if ghana beats them in the final.

  • Muftawu Adamu 8 years ago

    Of course every country will have Ghana a hard nut to crack considering the current form of the Black Stars.No wonder Fall Amsatou has faced the fact.But that should not make Ghanaians complacent for every country that has qualified for the AFCON is also capable of upsetting HIS OPPONENT.

  • Bemol 8 years ago

    Group stage that is qtr stage and semi.

  • J-Kay 8 years ago

    Truth is, Ghana should avoid Senegal too, at the group or the finals, if they can help it.

  • He-goat 8 years ago

    Ghana must avoid who? Bring them on, CIV, Senegal or who do we fear. Ghana is the moist feared if you do not know.

  • pk 8 years ago

    This is unnecessary flattery. Ghana should avoid complacency and remain focused on its preparations and targets.

  • D LIGHT 8 years ago

    D most feared wit which strikers? I think gh sld rada avoid em cos dey came out of a difficult qualifieng Group n den boast of potent-powerful forwards in Demba Ba, Moussa Sow, pappis CISSE and etc. LETs hope jordan makes d list wit kp boateng behind him.