Ghana’s preparations for the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign will get under way with a friendly against South Africa.

Milovan Rajevac’s Black Stars will return to the 2010 World Cup host nation for an international friendly against the Bafana Bafana on August 11.

The game, the first for both sides after the Word Cup finals will be played at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

Ghana would use the friendly as build-up to the African Nations Cup qualifying in September against Swaziland, who play a similar style like the Bafana Bafana.

The road to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in 2012 gets under way on the weekend of 03-05 in September against Swaziland with the Black Stars playing the first group match away from home.

The game in the Rainbow Nation will also serve as a sign of appreciation for the wonderful support accorded Ghana during the World Cup, as the Black Stars return to a familiar ground.