The Black Stars of Ghana will know of their group opponents for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament when the draw comes off later today at the Palais des Congrès in Yaounde.
Ghana qualified as group winners in the AFCON qualifiers alongside Sudan for the 24-team tournament to be held in Cameroon next year.
Ahead of the draw to be conducted today, Ghana is in pot 2 and likely to face some top countries in Pot 1 such as hosts Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco.
Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor and Alex Asante, Head of the National Teams Department and Deputy General Secretary of the GFA will attend the event.
Ghana and 23 other countries will participate in next year’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Cameroon from January 09 to February 6, 2022.
Coach Akonnor will be hoping to lead the Black Stars break the AFCON title drought in this tournament.
Ghana’s all-time leading top scorer Asamoah Gyan has been invited by the Confederation of African football to attend the event.
The Black Stars will take on the Walias of Ethiopia at the Cape Coast stadium on Friday, September 3, before playing South Africa on Monday, September 6, 2021 in Johannesburg in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Below is the list of players invited for the World Cup qualifiers
- Richard Ofori – Orlando Pirates FC – South Africa
- Lawrence Ati Zigi – St. Galen FC – Switzerland
- Manaf Nurudeen – Kas Eupen – Belgium
- Richard Atta– Hearts of Oak – Ghana
- Benson Anang – Zilina FC – Slovakia
- Yiadom Andrew – Reading FC – England
- Baba Abdul Rahman – Chelsea FC – UK
- Gideon Mensah – FC Girondins Bordeaux – France
- Baffour Philimon – Dreams FC – Ghana
- Alexander Djiku – RC Strasbourg – France
- Daniel Amartey – Leicester City FC- England
- Ismael Ganiyu – Asante Kotoko – Ghana
- Jonathan Mensah – Columbus Crew – USA
- Mubarak Wakaso – Shenzhen – China
- Iddrisu Baba – RCD Mallorca – Spain
- Thomas Partey – Arsenals FC – England
- Emmanuel Lomotey – Amiens FC – France
- Joel Fameye – Orenburg FC – Russia
- Samuel Owusu – Al Fayhad – Saudi Arabia
- Gyasi Emmanuel – Spezia – Italy
- Kamal Deen Sulemana – Rennes FC – France
- Tariq Fosu – Henry – Brentford FC – England
- Isahaku Fatawu – Steadfast FC – Ghana
- Afriyie Banieh – Hearts of Oak – Ghana
- Kudus Mohamed – Ajax FC – Holland
- Majeed Ashimeru – RSC Anderlecht- Belgium
- Andre Ayew – Al Saad – Qatar
- Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace – England
- Kwame Opoku – USM Algiers – Algeria