AFCON 2023 Draw: Ghana Handed Tricky Group Ahead of Tournament in Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023 Draw: Ghana Handed Tricky Group Ahead of Tournament in Ivory Coast

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 13, 2023 at 8:00 AM
  • The Black Stars of Ghana have been drawn in Group B of AFCON 2023
  • Ghana will face seven-time AFCON champions in the same group
  • The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Ivory Coast

Four-time African champions, Ghana have been drawn in Group B of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The Black Stars will face seven-time African champions Egypt, and West African rivals Cape Verde and Mozambique in their group.

Ghana are chasing a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title after last winning the tournament in 1982.

Ghana, Black Stars, AFCON Draw, Egypt
Ghana players celebrating the winner against the Central African Republic in the AFCON qualifiers. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

However, they will have to deal with the Pharaohs, who are one of the favourites in Group B, as sighted on CAF's social media.

The West African football powerhouse have been to the finals three times since their last success, losing to Ivory Coast in 1992 and 2015 and against Egypt in 2010.

The Black Stars will be seeking revenge against Egypt in their group clash.

The team is currently in the United States preparing for next month's World Cup qualifiers with friendlies against Mexico and the United States, as reported by

Ghana have not missed the Africa Cup of Nations since failing to qualify for the 2004 edition in Tunisia.

Ghana avoid Super Eagles at AFCON draw

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Black Stars of Ghana has avoided West African rivals Nigeria in the group stage of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Both teams have been grouped in Pot 2 of the draw, which will be held on October 12, 2023, in Abidjan.

The twenty-four teams that have qualified for the tournament in Ivory Coast have been placed in four pots of six nations each.

Mikel Obi confident Nigeria will win AFCON 2023

Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is excited following the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations draw in Ivory Coast on Thursday.

The 2013 AFCON winner arrived in Abidjan on Wednesday as one of the special guests for the event to be held at Parc Des Expositions.

Mikel Obi has boldly claimed Nigeria would win their fourth AFCON title in the West African nation, claiming the title is 'coming home'.

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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.
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