Road to 2026 World Cup: Ghana FA Release Schedule for Qualifiers

Road to 2026 World Cup: Ghana FA Release Schedule for Qualifiers

Lukman Mumuni
updated at September 14, 2023 at 11:53 AM
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  • The schedule for Ghana's 2026 World Cup qualifiers has been released
  • Ghana have been drawn in Group I alongside neighbours Mali
  • The Black Stars will face Mali on matchday three of the qualifiers

The Ghana Football Association has released the schedule for the Black Stars' 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana have been drawn in Group I alongside Mali, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros, and Chad.

The journey to the United States, Mexico, and Canada will begin with a home game against Madagascar and then a game on the road against Comoros in the week of 13th to 21st November 2023.

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Ghana has released their schedule for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

The four-time African champions will then face group favourites Mali, and the Central African Republic in the week of June 3rd to 11, 2024, as reported by

The Black Stars will complete the first round of games in the group with a clash against Chad on March 17, 2025.

Ghana will begin the second round in the same week with a trip to Madagascar before facing Chad and Mali in the week of 1st to 9th September 2025.

Ghana will then complete their qualifiers with games against the Central African Republic and the Comoros Islands in the week of 6th to 14th October.

The Black Stars are chasing a fifth appearance at the global showpiece after getting eliminated from the group stage in Qatar, as reported by CNN.

Ghana beat Liberia in international friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mohammed Kudus and Ernest Nuamah were on target for the second game running as the Black Stars produced a second-half masterclass to beat Liberia in Accra on Tuesday.

The four-time African champions, who secured AFCON qualification after beating the Central African Republic last Thursday, began early preparations with a friendly against the Lone Stars.

Following a barren first half, Nuamah broke the deadlock after expertly finishing off a brilliant pass from Stephan Ambrosius just five minutes into the second half.

Djiku delighted to captain Black Stars

Fenerbache centre-back, Alexander Djiku has shared his excitement after leading the Black Stars for the first time as captain when Ghana defeated Liberia in an international friendly.

The France-born defender has been a top performer for Ghana since switching allegiance to represent the country of his parents.

With Andre Ayew, Richard Ofori, and Jordan Ayew all starting from the bench, Djiku was handed the armband for the game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.