The Local Black Stars will face the Leopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the knockout stage of the Championship of Africa Nations (CHAN) at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Sunday.
The Stars are bracing up for a difficult challenge against the former champions for a place in the last four.
The Leopards defeated Burundi 2-1 to confirm their place in the quarter finals from Group D whilst the Local Black Stars beat Ethiopia 1-0 to advance.
Maxwell Konadu’s charges have came under massive criticisms for their output thus far and must be yearning to win their critics over.
The return of Yahaya Mohammed from suspension for card accumulations should act as a boost for the team against the Congolese.
Without doubt, the Stars will have revenge in mind having come second best in their previous clash in the maiden edition of the tournament in 2009 where DR Congo won 2-0. GNA