Ghana to face South Africa in AFCON 2021 qualifying

Ghana to face South Africa in AFCON 2021 qualifying
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports
Date: 18-07-2019 Time: 05:07:59:pm
Black Stars

Ghana have been drawn into Group C of qualification for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations along with South Africa and Sudan.

The winner of preliminary round qualifier between Mauritius and Sao Tome & Principe will complete the group. 

The draw took place in Cairo on Thursday evening ahead of this year’s final between Senegal and Algeria. 

The Black Stars were seeded as one of the top teams for the draw despite failing to reach the quarter-finals in Egypt. They suffered a round of 16 exit at the hands of Tunisia. 

There are 12 groups consisting of four teams each. The top two sides from each group will qualify for the showpiece that will be held in Cameroon, who were initially supposed to host the 2019 edition.

The preliminary ties will be played in October and the group phase kicks off the following month with two rounds.

Full draw:

Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia/Chad

Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan/Seychelles

Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius/Sao Tome Principe

Group D: Congo DR, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti/Gambia,

Group E: Morocco, Central Africa, Burundi, Mauritania

Group F: Cameroon, Mozambique, Rwanda, Cape Verde

Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands,

Group H: Algeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia,


Group I:  Senegal, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini

Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea,

Group K: Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Niger, Madagascar

Group L: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Lesotho

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