Ghana's new Black Stars boss, Avram Grant, who officially took over today is going to face a difficult start on the job as Ghana has been drawn alongside Africa’s highest ranked team Algeria, high-flying South Africa and Senegal in Group C of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

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The draws held in Malabo also saw hosts Equatorial Guinea paired with neighbors Gabon (they co-hosted the tournament together in 2012). Star studded Ivory Coast and Cameroon meet in Group D, which will also be a reunion considering the two met in the qualifiers with Cameroon winning at home 4-1 and then it was a 0-0 draw in Abidjan in the return fixture.

The tournament kicks off on the 17th of January with the final to be played on February 18th.


Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Gabon, Burkina Faso

Group B: Zambia, DR Congo, Cape Verde, Tunisia

Group C: Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Algeria

Group D: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali

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