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Sports News of Friday, 24 June 2016


Ghana handed tough draw in 2018 World Cup qualifiers

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Ghana have been handed a tough task to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as they face Uganda, Congo and Egypt in Group E of the African qualifiers.

The four-time African champions recorded a double over Uganda in the Group stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Another mouthwatering tie in this group will be Ghana against Egypt. This is the second time the team countries will be meeting in a World Cup qualifier following their meeting in 2013 where Ghana edged out Egypt out.

The Black Stars last played Congo last year in an international friendly and managed a 3-2 win.

Below is the full Group of the 2018 World Cup

Group A : Libya, Guinea, Dr Congo, Tunisia

Group B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria

Group C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory Cost

Group D: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, Senegal

Group E : Uganda, Congo, Egypt, Ghana