2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana in pot 2 as they could face Senegal, Nigeria, other big teams


Ghana’s Black Stars are in pot two for the African qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament in Sumner 2026.

FIFA published the pots for the African qualifying draw for the 2026 World Cup, which is going to be hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Due to bad performances of in recently tournaments which has led to the decline in recent rankings leading the west Africa giants have to be placed in Pot 2 and could potentially face Nigeria, their longtime rivals,neighbours Ivory Coast current African champions Senegal in the qualifying campaign.

This means Ghana could also come up against tough opponents such as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, and Mali.

FIFA divided the countries into six pots based on the latest world ranking. Unfortunately, Ghana, ranked 11th on the continent, did not make it into Pot 1, reserved for the highest-ranked teams. As a result, the Black Stars will face a challenging path to secure qualification for the prestigious tournament.

The draw will take place on July 12.

Below are the Pots

Pot 1: Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali, Egypt, Ivory Coast

Pot 2: Ghana, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Guinea, Zambia, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea

Pot 3: Angola, Benin, Kenya, Mauritania, Congo, Uganda, Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Namibia

Pot 4: Mozambique, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Malawi, Libya

Pot 5: Niger, Comoros, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Botswana, Liberia

Pot 6: Lesotho, South Sudan, Mauritius, Chad, Sao Tome, Djibouti, Seychelles, Eritrea, Somalia

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