2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers: Ghana to know opponents today


Ghana will know who they come up with in the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire which starts in June.

The draw for the qualifiers comes off today in Johannesburg on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 5:30pm with all countries eager to know their opponents.

Ghana have been placed in Pot 1 together with host Cote D’Ivoire, African Champions Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, DR. Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, host Cote D’Ivoire, Algeria, Tunisia and Cameroon.

48 teams will participate in the second round of the qualifiers have been seeded into four pots based on the official FIFA ranking released on 31 March 2022.

The teams will then be drawn into 12 groups of four teams (Group A to L) with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the tournament to be played in the West African country.

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire will also participate in the draw even though they have already secured the place in the tournament which means only one other team from their group will qualify for the competition.

Kenya and Zimbabwe, who have been suspended by FIFA from all football activities globally, will also be included in the draw despite their temporary bans.

However, if the suspension is not lifted two weeks before their first match day of the qualifiers, both associations will be considered as losers and eliminated from the competition.

CAF Director of Competitions Samson Adamu will be assisted by African football legends Lucas Radebe of South Africa and Ivorian Solomon Kalou, the first ball will be drawn from Pot 4 and will go to position A4.

The procedure will be repeated for the remaining teams of Pot 4 who will go to positions B4, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, H4, I4, J4,K4 & L4 according to the draw order.

The same procedure as above will be repeated for Pot 3, Pot 2 and finally Pot 1.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH

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