AFCON 2021: Black Stars Coach CK Akonnor Arrives In Cameroon For Draw

Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor has arrived in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, where the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations group stage draw will be held.

The draw will be conducted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the Palas de Congres Hotel.

Akonnor, according to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was accompanied to the draw by the head of the national teams’ department Alex Asante.

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They have both undergone their mandatory COVID-19 test and are set for the draw on Tuesday.

Ghana who finished first ahead of Sudan and South Africa in their qualifying, join 23 other participating teams that will be divided into six groups of four.

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Akonnor’s side, as a result of being ranked 7th in Africa by FIFA, have not been seeded and find themselves in Pot 2 with record champions Egypt, two-time holders Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.

The seeded teams host Cameroon are in Pot 1 with champions Algeria, 2019 finalists Senegal, three-time champions Nigeria and 1976 champions Morocco are in Pot 1.

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This means Ghana will face any of the seeded teams at next year’s tournament.

Black Stars haven’t won the tournament since 1982.