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AFCON 2019: Ghana To Know Group Opponents At Draw To Be Held In Egypt

AFCON 2019: Ghana To Know Group Opponents At Draw To Be Held In Egypt
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Ghana Black Stars are set to face tough group opponents for the 2019 AFCON to held in Egypt.

The official draw for the tournament will take place tomorrow Friday at Cairo in Egypt and the Black Stars of Ghana were not seeded in plot one.

The four-time African champions are in Pot 2 alongside DR Congo, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea and Algeria.

This after the Confederation of African Football decided to use the latest FIFA World rankings (released on 4 April) for the pots and seedings.

Ghana will have one of the six top seeds; hosts Egypt, defending champions Cameroon, Senegal , Tunisia, sworn-rivals Nigeria or Morocco in their Group.

Pot 3 has South Africa, Uganda, Benin, debutants Mauritania, Madagascar and Kenya.

Lowly-ranked nations Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Tanzania and Burundi are in Pot 4.

The 24 finalists have been divided into four pots‚ each containing six teams‚ which will be drawn into the six first round groups.

After the first round, the top two sides in each Group will advance to the second round‚ along with the four best third-placed teams.
Africa Cup of Nations draw pots:

Pot 1: Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal , Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco.

Pot 2: DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea and Algeria

Pot 3: South Africa, Uganda, Benin, Mauritania, Madagascar and Kenya

Pot 4: Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Tanzania and Burundi.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will kick from 21 June to 19 July and will for the first time have 24 teams.

Aaron Kintoh

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