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Ghana to play Gambia, Benin in African Games Football Competition



Ghana to play Gambia, Benin in African Games Football Competition

The draw for the football competitions at the 2023 African Games has been made with host nation Ghana headlining the draw.

Ghana has been drawn in Group A of the men’s competition alongside The Gambia, Benin and Republic of Congo.

The host nation of the 13th African Games is set to field its National Under 20 side, the Black Satellites, to compete in the tournament.

Ghana’s biggest West African rival, Nigeria, leads Group B that has South Sudan, Senegal, Uganda and Tunisia.

Quarter finalists from the CAF Under 20 Championship were drawn into the pool for the competition with Ghana adding to the roster as the host country. Ghana won the 2011 edition under James Kwesi Appiah.

In the Women’s Division, Ghana is in Group A with an all East African contingent filling out the group with the Black Princesses drawn against Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Photo Courtesy: CAF

The Black Princesses will use the tournament as preparation for the upcoming FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Colombia that runs from August 31 to September 22.

Photo Courtesy: CAF

The Baba Yara Stadium, Cape Coast Stadium and Accra Sports Stadium have been earmarked to host the games.

Group B has Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and Morocco.

Source: CitiSports