Black Satellites drawn against Algeria, Starlets get Nigeria, Ivory Coast

Black Satellites drawn against Algeria, Starlets get Nigeria, Ivory Coast

The 2009 World Cup Winning squad

Ghana will face hosts Algeria in Group A of the Africa U20 Championship early next year.

The Black Satellites were also drawn against Benin and Egypt in the group in the tournament in March.

Title holders Nigeria will play Mali, Congo and Gabon as they bid to wrestle the title from the Flying Eagles.

The Black Satellites will be based in the town of Ain Pemouchent while Group B will be in Oran.

Ghana, three-time winners (1993, 9999 and 2009), will be making a ninth appearance.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s U-17 men’s national team have been handed a tough draw for next year’s African U17 Championship after drawing Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

The Black Starlets were named in Group B and will face their West African rivals as well as Congo after Sunday’s draw in Cairo.

Hosts Morocco were drawn in Group A where they will take on Gabon, Tunisia and Botswana.

Ghana will be based in Marrakesh during the tournament while Group A matches will be played in Casablanca.

The final tournament has been fixed for 13-27 April in Morocco.

The semi finalists will represent Africa at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next October.

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