Ghana Handed Tough Draw After Pairing Champions Morocco in Group C Ahead of CHAN 2022

Ghana Handed Tough Draw After Pairing Champions Morocco in Group C Ahead of CHAN 2022

  • The Black Galaxies have been drawn in Group C of the African Nations Championship in Algeria next year
  • Ghana will face defending champions Morocco, Sudan and Madagascar in the Group and will play their games in Constantine
  • The Black Galaxies qualified for the 2022 African Nations Championship after beating the Super Eagles B on penalties

Ghana's Black Galaxies have been handed a tricky draw at the Africa Nations Championship to be held in Algeria next year.

The Black Galaxies have been paired alongside defending champions Morocco, Sudan and Madagascar.

In the draw held in Algeria on Saturday evening, Ghana will be in Group C and will play their games in Constantine.

Ghana, Black Galaxies, Algeria, CHAN 2022
Ghana has drawn defending champions Morocco ahead of CHAN 2022. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
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Meanwhile, hosts Algeria will engage Ethiopia, Mozambique and fellow North Africans Libya in Group A, and will play their matches in Algiers.

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In Group B, inaugural winner DR Congo will face Ivory Coast, Senegal and returnees Uganda in Annaba.

The final two groups with three teams each will play their games in Oran. Group D will hosts Mali, Angola and Mauritania while Group E accommodates Cameroon, Congo and Niger.

The Black Galaxies reached the finals twice, losing in 2008 to DR Congo and in 2014 to Libya.

Ghana beat Nigeria to qualify for CHAN 2022

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Black Galaxies of Ghana have secured qualification for the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) to be held in Algeria next year.

Having won the first leg 2-0 in Kumasi, Ghana headed for the reverse fixture at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, knowing that a draw will do.

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However, the Super Eagles B put up a hard-fighting performance with goals from Zulkifilu Mohammed in the 76th minute and Chijioke Akuneto in the 94th minute sending the game into a penalty shootout where Ghana edged Nigeria 5-4.

Black Galaxies thrash Benin in CHAN qualifiers

Ghana's Black Galaxies have taken a first-leg advantage from their 2023 Championship of African Nations qualifiers after victory over Benin in Cape Coast.

Goals from Hearts of Oak trio Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Mohammed Alhassan and Gladson Awako ensured the Black Galaxies travel to Cotonou in a fortnight time knowing a draw or defeat with a minimum of two goal sees them through to the next stage.

Ghana got off to a great start as Afriyie Barnieh pulled off a great save from Benin's goalkeeper Obasa after driving from 25 yards.

Source: Sports Brief News