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Ghana handed tricky 2015 AFCON qualifying group

Ghana have been handed a tricky route to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars have been drawn in Group E of the qualifiers to face Guinea and neighbours Togo.

The Black Stars will also face a yet to be determined opponent, as they attempt to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

One of Madagascar, Uganda, Mauritania or Equatorial Guinea will join the Black Stars in Group E.

Seven Group winners, seven Group runners-up and the best third-placed side will qualify for the tournament.

This means the top two teams in each group will secure automatic places at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while the best third placed team in the entire qualifying campaign will also gain a place.

The six group games will be played between September 5 and November 19, 2014.

Ghana have always found it difficult beating Togo and Guinea and the matches will not come easy for the Black Stars as they seek to qualify for Morocco.

The draw for the final round of qualifiers for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Morocco 2015 was held on Sunday afternoon at the CAF headquarters in Cairo. The Finals, in Morocco, will be played from the 17th of January to the 8th of February 2015.

The four groups will be based in Marrakech, Agadir, Rabat and Tangier. The opening ceremony in Marrakech will only have one fixture – the Opening Match of Group A.

The second fixture of Group A will be played on 18th January which will also have two matches of Group B.

Below are the full groups

Group A

Nigeria

Winner of 37/38

Sudan

South Africa

Group B

Mali

winner of 43/44

Ethiopia

Algeria

Group C

Burkina Faso

winner of 33/34

Gabon

Angola

Group D

Ivory Coast

winner of 41/42

DRC

Cameroon

Group E

Ghana

Winner of 35/36

Guinea

Togo

Group F

Zambia

winner of 45/46

Niger

Cape Verde

Group G

Tunisia

winner of 39/40

Senegal

Egypt

Preliminary Round Draw: (7 teams to qualify for group stage)

(Liberia v Lesotho) v (Kenya v Comores) [33/34]

(Madagascar v Uganda) v (Mauritania v Equatorial Guinea) [35/36]

(Namibia v Congo Brazzaville) v (Libya v Rwanda) [37/38]

(Burundi v Botswana) v (Central African Republic v Guinea Bissau) [39/40]

(Swaziland v Sierra Leone) v (Gambia v Seychelles) [41/42]

(Sao Tome v Benin) v (Malawi v Chad) [43/44]

(Tanzania v Zimbabwe) v (Mozambique v South Sudan) [45/46]

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