Ghana have been placed in a tough group in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations with hosts Egypt, Cameroon and Mali.

The Black Meteors will open their account with fellow debutants Cameroon before taking on Mali and Egypt in the subsequent games in Group A.

The tournament kicks off on November 8 and finishes on 22nd November in Egypt.

The U-23 AFCON serves as the qualifier for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, with the top three teams set to represent Africa at the global showpiece.

Ghana have been absent from the Olympic Games since a first-round berth at the 2004 gathering in Athens, Greece.