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2021 Afcon: Black Stars Of Ghana drawn In Group C, Charged to win tournament (Full Details)



The Black Stars of Ghana have been drawn in Group C with Morocco, Comoros, and Gabon for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Thirty-Third edition of the tournament is scheduled between January 6 to February 6, 2021.

Before the draw, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, grouped participating countries into four Pots. Each pot was made up of six teams as Twenty-Four teams are scheduled to battle for the trophy in Cameroon. Countries from different parts of Africa were able to grab a ticket for Nations Cup. The Black Stars of Ghana was located in Pot 2 with competitors such as Egypt, Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. Pot 1 was made up of Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, and Nigeria. Pot 3 had Cale Verde, Gabon, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Guinean Bissau. Malawi, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Comoros, Ethiopia, and the Gambia were teams that made up pot 4.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will have 6 groups, with each group containing 4 teams.

Ghana has been drawn in Group C with Morocco, Comoros and Gabon.


Group A is made up of host country Cameron, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Cape Verde.

Group B has Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, and Malawi.

Group D is made up of Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau.

Group E has Algeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire.

Group F is made up of Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, and Gambia.


Black Stars Of Ghana For Afcon 2021:

Following the draw, the Black Stars of Ghana are left with no option but to hit the gear running for the competition in Cameron. Coach Charles Akonnor is expected to assemble the best of materials for the upcoming tournament. 2022 will be 40 years since the Black Stars of Ghana last clinched the Afcon trophy. Ghana eased past host country Libya to claim glory in 1982 and since then, the country and its mass followers have endured heartbreaks after reaching finals. Post-1982, the Black Stars of Ghana have made a final appearance in 1992 but lost to Cote D’Ivoire in Senegal, 2010 but lost to Egypt in Angola and 2015 but lost to Cote D’Ivoire in Equatorial Guinea.

President Akufo-Addo earlier this year charged the Black Stars of Ghana to win the Africa Cup of Nations next year.

“The target is to bring the cup home by winning the Afcon in 2022. We must go a step further than our second-place finishes in 1992, 2010, and 2015 and end the 40-year drought for a title.”





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