Ghana to know AFCON 2017 opponents today

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Sports News of Wednesday, 19 October 2016



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Ghana will know its Group opponents for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations today, October 19 when the draw is held in Libreville, the capital of the host country Gabon.

Runners-up in the last competition, Black Stars are among the top seeds alongside reigning champions Ivory Coast, Algeria and host Gabon in Pot 1

Ghana would draw one of Tunisia, Mali, Burkina Faso or Congo DR from Pot 2.

Pot 3 has some of the most in-form teams on the continent with Ghana’s World Cup qualifiers group opponents Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Cameroon.

Pot 4 includes neighbours Togo, debutants Guinea-Bissau, Uganda who are making a return to the competition after a 38-year absence and Zimbabwe.

The distribution of teams in the pots means we could be served some interesting games at the competition.

For instance, Ghana could draw Tunisia and Egypt or Morocco in the same group. There could even be a superb North Africa battle in one group with the possibility of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt landing in the same group.