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Ghana handed tricky 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group, Black Stars to face Guinea, Togo

The final tournament of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 will be played from 17th January through 8th February 2015.

The final tournament of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 will be played from 17th January through 8th February 2015.

Ghana have been handed a tricky route to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars have been drawn in Group E of the qualifiers to face Guinea and neighbours Togo.

The Black Stars will also face a yet to be determined opponent, as they attempt to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

One of Madagascar, Uganda, Mauritania or Equatorial Guinea will join the Black Stars in Group E.

Seven Group winners, seven Group runners-up and the best third-placed side will qualify for the tournament.

This means the top two teams in each group will secure automatic places at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while the best third placed team in the entire qualifying campaign will also gain a place.

The six group games will be played between September 5 and November 19, 2014.

Ghana have always found it difficult beating Togo and Guinea and the matches will not come easy for the Black Stars as they seek to qualify for Morocco.

The draw for the final round of qualifiers for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Morocco 2015 was held on Sunday afternoon at the CAF headquarters in Cairo.

The Finals, in Morocco, will be played from the 17th of January to the 8th of February 2015.

The four groups will be based in Marrakech, Agadir, Rabat and Tangier.

The opening ceremony in Marrakech will only have one fixture – the Opening Match of Group A.

The second fixture of Group A will be played on 18th January which will also have two matches of Group B.

Below are the full groups

Group A

Nigeria

Winner of 37/38

Sudan

South Africa

Group B

Mali

winner of 43/44

Ethiopia

Algeria

Group C

Burkina Faso

winner of 33/34

Gabon

Angola

Group D

Ivory Coast

winner of 41/42

DRC

Cameroon

Group E

Ghana

Winner of 35/36

Guinea

Togo

Group F

Zambia

winner of 45/46

Niger

Cape Verde

Group G

Tunisia

winner of 39/40

Senegal

Egypt

Preliminary Round Draw: (7 teams to qualify for group stage)

(Liberia v Lesotho) v (Kenya v Comores) [33/34]

(Madagascar v Uganda) v (Mauritania v Equatorial Guinea) [35/36]

(Namibia v Congo Brazzaville) v (Libya v Rwanda) [37/38]

(Burundi v Botswana) v (Central African Republic v Guinea Bissau) [39/40]

(Swaziland v Sierra Leone) v (Gambia v Seychelles) [41/42]

(Sao Tome v Benin) v (Malawi v Chad) [43/44]

(Tanzania v Zimbabwe) v (Mozambique v South Sudan) [45/46]

What do you think about the group? Do you think Ghana can qualify to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations? Make your views known in the box below:

 

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Jnr Ronaldinho says:

    They are dead

  2. Ali says:

    Group D is very tough

  3. Benito says:

    Nigeria would be eliminated in their group of death.

  4. Dr Who says:

    Group D and G are tough…Ghana will go through but has to watch Guinea closely.

  5. Dr Who says:

    I wonder whether KPB will find another reason to chicken out.

  6. NONI(9JA 1ST SON) says:

    Congratulations NIGERIANS! We’ve qualified already…. I just pity for SOUTH AFRICA, We be their husband and will always teach them football lesson. GHANA will not qualify. Remember GUINEA stopped NIGERIA from playing 2012 AFCON……

  7. Twaku says:

    Ghana better watch out,Guinea,Togo and possibly Uganda will take this group to the wire

  8. palm wine tapper says:

    @noni,
    Dont compare nigeria to Ghana!!!

  9. fearless says:

    @Noni.why do u wish bad luck for Ghana?I wish da best teams qualifies so we can see gud football.

  10. Anokwale says:

    This is a group Ghana should win but due to the inconsistency of the team,there will be drama.

  11. selfmade says:

    There is nothing tricky about these two opponents! The fact of the matter is that history always repeats itself esp in football and going by head to head between these two countries against, Ghana ll clinically beat these two countries home and away!! Now Ghana and Togo has met 27 times with Ghana winning 12 of the encounter with togo having only 6 wins with 9 ending in a draw!! Ghana has the most resultative wins thrashing Togo by 4 goals to nothing and 3 goals too!! Togo ll be no match for Ghana judging by the head to head!! Now with guinea, Ghana has met them 17 times with Ghana winning 8, 4 for guinea and 5 draws! Ghana has the biggest win too by thrashing guine 6-2!! Guinea ll not be a big threat either!

  12. Chu says:

    i dont have any problems in our group. how can cote d’ivore cameroon drc. i will watch. cote d’voire vs cameroon is always to epic

  13. Chu says:

    egypt, senegal and tunisia. CIV, Cameroon, DRC. I feel sorry for the prelimp teams that enter this groups

  14. Ghanaman says:

    Ghana will qualify with a 100% record…watch this space.

  15. Bongo says:

    Ghana Team will be through , so Ghanaian s should sing Halawuya !