2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier Preview: Comoros vs Ghana - Camp news, H2H, Stats, probable XIs, kick-off, prediction, odds, updates

Ghana could go top of Group I if the Black Stars defeat Comoros in Moroni on Tuesday evening in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification series

2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier Preview: Comoros vs Ghana - Camp news, H2H, Stats, probable XIs, kick-off, prediction, odds, updates
Ghana's Black Stars are chasing after their second win in Group I

Ghana's Black Stars will take on Southeastern African side Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification series on Tuesday evening.

The Black Stars, who scored a 95th minute winner against Madagascar on Matchday 1 in the qualifiers, could climb to the summit of Group I if they grind the results against the Islanders who also recorded victory on Matchday 1.

Hertha Berlin's Myziane Maolida registered his name on the score-sheet as Stefano Cusin's side recovered from a 10th minute own-goal to thrash the Central African Republic 4-2 in Moroni.

Comoros, who are regarded as one of the rising powerhouses in African football, rate themselves high against the Black Stars after claiming a famous 3-2 victory over the West African at the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

Teams News

  • Ghana coach Chris Hughton will have to at least make one change in defence as Daniel Amartey is unavailable for the game. The Turkey-based defender suffered what appears to be hamstring injury during Friday's game.
  • This leaves the former Brighton manager with just 2 natural center-backs available for selection - Nicholas Opoku and Kasim Nuhu Adams.
  • Olympique Marseille youngster Raimane Daou will be hoping to gatecrash the Comoros starting XI after coming off the bench in the home triumph over the Central African Republic.
  • Ghana captain Andre Ayew could also return to the starting XI after warming the bench in Ghana's 1-0 win over Madagascar.
  • Atletico Bilbao attacker Inaki Williams will be hoping maintain his scoring form at the Stade Omnisports.

Head-to-Head Analysis

  • Tuesday's game will be the 4th meeting between Comoros and Ghana with the Black Stars facing Les Coelacantes for the second time in Moroni.
  • The three previous meetings between the two have produced all the three possible outcomes in football.
  • Ghana wins - 1, Comoros wins - 1, Draws - 1
  • The first-ever encounter between the sides took place on 13th November 2015 - the tie ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey, and Richard Ofori are the only surviving members of the Ghana squad that squeezed out the point from the Island nation.
  • A total of 7 goals have been scored in the previous 3 meetings between Ghana and Comoros - Comoros - 3 goals, Ghana - 4 goals. 
  • The last meeting between Comoros and Ghana ended 3-2 in favour of the minnows.
  • Ben Boina, Said Bakari, Younn Zahary, Kassim Dahoma, Faiz Selemanie, and Youssouf M'Changama who all started the 2021 AFCON win for Comoros over Ghana all started their 4-2 win over the Central African Republic.
  • Meanwhile, Jordan Ayew is the only player who started in the 2021 AFCON defeat who retained his starting place in the 1-0 win over Madgascar - the paints a picture of last of consistency in the Ghana team.
  • Incidentally Jordan Ayew got on the score-sheet on the 82nd minute for the Black Stars when Ghana defeated Comoros 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup qualifier.
  • Ghana is yet to taste defeat in a competitive fixture under Chris Hughton even though the former Brighton manager came under intense criticism following the defeats to the USA and Mexico during the last international break.


  • Despite playing just 1 game in the group, Comoros have impressive scoring rate in Group I after netting 4 times in the group opener.
  • The Islanders however conceded two goals in the fixture though both goals were an own-goals scored by Rodez defender Akim Abdallah and Hungary-based Younn Zahary.
  • There is a worrying statistics for Ghana striker Jordan Ayew who has not scored a competitive goal for Ghana since getting on the score-sheet against Sao Tome and Principe in March 2021 in a 3-1 drubbing at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
  • Comoros are unbeaten in their last two games - 4-2 vs the Central African Republic and 2-1 vs Cape Verde (FIFA international friendly) - they have scored 6 goals and conceded 3.
  • Ghana have recorded 3 wins in their last 5 games - D0 L2 - the Black Stars - 2-1 (W) vs the Central African Republic, 3-1 (W) vs Liberia, 2-0 (L) vs Mexico, 4-0 (L) vs USA, 1-0 (W) vs Madagascar.
  • 5 out of 6 goals Comoros have scored in their last 2 games have all come through in the second-half. This means Comoros have a strong finishing edge. Incidentally, they scored 2 second-half goals against Ghana including a heartbreaking late goal at the 2021 AFCON.

KICK OFF TIME: 16:00 GMT / 4PM Ghana time

KICK OFF TIME: 19:00 GMT / 7 PM Comoros time

Probable XIs - Ghana: Richard Ofori - Denis Odoi, Gideon Mensah, Nicholas Opoku, Kasim Nuhu - Abdul Samed Salis, Majeed Ashimeru, Mohammed Kudus, Osman Bukari - Jordan Ayew, Inaki Williams.

Probable XIs - Comoros: Ben Boina, Said Bakari, Younn Zahary, Kassim Dahoma, Faiz Selemanie,  Youssouf M'Changama, Hakim Abdallah, Yacine Bourhane, Youssouf Benjaloud, Myziane Maolida, Rafiki Saidi.


1XBET - Comoros straight win - 5.21 - Ghana straight win - 1.74 - DRAW - 3.42

Betway - Comoros straight win - 4.70 - Ghana straight win - 1.72 - DRAW - 3.50

Sportybet - Comoros straight win 4.75 - Ghana straight win - 1.78 - DRAW - 3.40

Prediction: Comoros 2-2 Ghana