Ghana will play hosts Japan in the semifinal of the Kirin tournament on Friday at the Misaki Park Stadium. Japan vs Ghana Semifinals
Four teams are participating in the 21st edition of the Kirin tournament this year which involves Japan, Ghana, Chile and Tunisia.
The tournament serves as preparations for the teams ahead of the 2022 World Cup to be staged in Qatar.
This will be the Black Stars first appearance in the tournament.
Chile and Tunisia will also battle each other in the first semi-final on Friday.
Japan were runners up in the previous edition held in 2016 which they lost to 2-1 to Bosnia in the finals.
This will be the seventh meeting between the two sides across all competitions, with all games producing decisive results.
Ghana has just two wins to their names against their Asian rivals, who have four wins in this fixture.
The West African side has found the back of the net in all six games in this fixture but has been outscored 12-10 by Japan, who have failed to score in their two losses against Ghana.
Japan has five clean sheets in their last 10 games across all competitions while the Black Stars have three shutouts in their last 10 games across all competitions.
Both sides scored four goals in their two games in the ongoing international break ahead of this match.
Japan and Ghana square off at the Misaki Park Stadium in the semi-final fixture of the 2022 Kirin Cup on Friday.
This will be the 21st edition of the international friendly football tournament, with the last one taking place in 2016. Japan were in the final of that edition, losing 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Ghana have been called up to the competition for the first time in their history and will be looking to make it to the final. Chile and Tunisia will be in action in the first semi-final on Friday.
While this is just a friendly game, it will be a good opportunity for both sides to get themselves ready ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
Ghana go face Japan dis morning in de semi-finals of de 2022 Kirin Cup for de Noevir Stadium.
Dis go b de first time Ghana dey play in de competition, but de seventh time dem dey face Japan in all competitions.
In de last six games between de two nations, Ghana manage win two wey Japan win four games.
For de Black Stars dis be important friendly match which go prepare dem ahead of de 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Both teams go test dema strength out den use dis game as preparations with international teams de World Cup which go start in November.
Dis go be de 21st edition of de international friendly football tournament, with the last one taking place in 2016.
Japan vs Ghana Prediction
Japan have been the dominant side in this international friendly tournament, winning it a record 11 times. Home advantage plays a huge role for them in these fixtures and they are natural favorites in this match as well.
Ghana have also made a long trip to Japan, which might affect their preparations for this game. They will be without the services of two of their first-choice goalkeepers.
Jojo Wollacott left the team ahead of the Kirin Cup on account of an illness which he was unable to shrug off. Richard Ofori is a long-term absentee.