Ghana to face Comoros in 2nd round World Cup qualifier

Gyan has been Ghana's star player in World Cups

Gyan has been Ghana’s star player in World Cups

The second round of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers is a playoff, after which the winners progress to group stage qualification.

All the top seeded nations are expected to get past their playoffs, and the same applies to the Black Stars, who you’d expect to beat the Island team.

The two-legged game is set for mid-November against the 193rd ranked country in the Fifa world rankings. Comoros beat Lesotho in the first round qualification on away goals at the Setsoto National Stadium in Maseru on Tuesday.

Top African nations received a bye in the first round, and this will be the first time they meet the Island team in any competitive football game.

20 play-off winners will progress to five groups of four teams each. From there only the group winners will qualify for the Fifa 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Ghana has qualified for all World Cups since 2006, where they were eventually knocked out by Brazil in the Last 16. In the 2010 event, they lost on penalties to Uruguay in the quarter-finals. Then in 2014 the Black Stars failed to progress from the group stage, when placed in the group of death with Germany, Portugal and USA.