Black Stars face punishing schedule of SIX MATCHES in two months to qualify for 2015 AFCON
Black Stars face a punishing schedule of SIX MATCHES between September and November this year to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
This means the Black Stars will plunge into the tough schedule of matches immediately after the World Cup which will also exact its energy from the players.
Ghana will be involved in the qualifiers which will start from September 5th to November 19th 2014.
There will be seven groups comprising four teams each.
The top two teams in each group qualifies directly to the tournament with the best 3rd place finisher also qualifying along with host Morocco.
Ghana will only be involved in the last qualifying phase for the tournament but the prospect of playing six matches in just two months will exact energy out of the players while also competing for their clubs in Europe.
The preliminary phase of the qualifiers will be played before the top African footballing countries will join the final phase of the qualifiers.
The draw for the preliminary phase will be held on the 27th of April 2014 but the top 21 teams listed in a special CAF rankings will be excluded.
The ranking are based on performances of teams at the last three editions of the AFCON, the qualifiers of these last three AFCON editions as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers drawing a by for the first phase of qualifiers.
Ghana lies 2nd on the rankings with 38 points behind Nigeria.
The final draw for the tournament will be held on November 26th 2014 in Morocco.
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will run from January 17th to February 7th 2015.