Check Out Ghana’s Long AFCON Dominance Over Tunisia


Tunisia and Ghana are what we can call old foes when it comes to AFCON history, We look at the factors that hold truism ahead of another clash at AFCON 2019 tonight.

Not many nations at AFCON 2019 have met seven times in the very same competition and are set to make it eight battles in a game as big as the last 16.

In addition to the long-running rivalry, both the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia and the Black Stars have one of their strongest teams in history. Both sides are currently ranked in the top 10 in the continent, Tunisia (2nd) and Ghana (6th).

Remarkably for the West Africans, Ghana have simply dominated their North African opposition with superb six wins in seven AFCON battles since 1963. From the 1965 Final and thriller in Tunis (Ghana 3-2 Tunisia) to the 2-1 quarterfinals win in Franceville during 2012, the Black Stars only failed to beat Tunisia in 1963 where the scores ended 1-1 in Accra.

All record results:

24.11.1963: Accra (Group Stage)
Ghana 1-1 Tunisia

21.11.1965: Tunis (Final)
Ghana 3-2 Tunisia

14.03.1978: Accra (Semifinal)
Ghana 1-0 Tunisia

12.03.1982: Tripoli (Group Stage)
Ghana 1-0 Tunisia

19.01.1996: Port Elizabeth (Group Stage)
Ghana 2-1 Tunisia

09.02.1998: Ouagadougou (Group Stage)
Ghana 2-0 Tunisia

05.02.2012: Franceville (Quarter-Finals)
Ghana 2-1 Tunisia.

So, with Tunisia never having beaten Ghana at AFCON, could tonight be the Carthage Eagles’ nigh or will the Black Stars continue with what they have always done in this tournament, break Tunisian hearts?

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