Whoever emerges victors in this afternoon clash will secure a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics as well as have a chance to lift the U23 AFCON trophy in the finals.
The Black Meteors having won and drawn one apiece and suffering a defeat to Egypt finished second in Group A, pairing them against the Young Elephants who topped Group B with two wins and one defeat.
Head coach of Ivory Coast Soualiho Haidara during the Pre-Match press conference on Monday said he is expecting a different game from Ghana.
“The semifinal is different from the group stage and we have to beware.
“We have to be ready to face Ghana, I studied them well and we are focused and prepared.”
Meanwhile Meteors head coach, Ibrahim Tanko is confident about his team producing a good result against the Young Elephants.
“Cote d’Ivoire is a difficult team and facing them is not going to be easy especially in a game of this magnitude.
“I trust my players to win and reach the final, and also grab the ticket for the Olympics”, Tanko added.
Match Time: 2 PM
Venue: Cairo International Stadium
TV Channel: GTV and GTV Sports plus
Host Egypt will play South Africa in the other Semifinal clash.