Africa sets its sights to a bumper header on Sunday night as the African Cup of Nation comes to its penultimate conclusion.
Ivory Coast will face Ghana in the Afcon final match to be held in Bata.
Following the underwhelming third place playoff between tournament host Equatorial Guinea and DR Congo, the continent is in desperate need for entertaining and expensive brand of football.
The match finished 0-0 after 90 minutes which meant penalties would decide who took home the bronze medals. In retrospect, the lacklustre performance was to be expected as both teams sought to avoid conceding numerous goals as they did in the semis.
It was definitely one match the host would like to forget quickly. The result follows the hefty fine Eq. Guinea received just days ago as their fans were adjudged to have acted in violent conduct.
Talk about bad luck.
On the brighter side, security has been beefed up to avoid such hooliganism staining what promises to be a must see match.
Ivory Coast has the full squad in their arsenal.
Ghana on the other hand is unsure about the fitness of lethal striker Asamoah Gyan.
The Black Stars seek to rewrite the record books, having met the Elephants in the continental tournament’s final match in 1992 held in Dakar.
The match ended with Ivory Coast lifting the trophy having won the penalty shootout.
This however, is what fans seek to avoid.
With players plying their trade in the most competitive leagues in the world, surely penalties would be a let-down. And if the semi-final performances are anything to go by, a feast of goals is to be expected.