By Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA
14, GNA - Ghana's quest to end a 37-year title hiatus in the Africa Cup of
Nations (AFCON) in the 2019 edition, will begin with Benin on Tuesday, June 25,
revealed after tournament's draw was held in Cairo, Egypt last Friday.
tournament's new 24-team structure, Ghana's group has the second and third most
successful sides in the tournament's history behind Egypt the host.
Stars, who are four time winners have been pit with Cameroon, who won their
fifth continental crown last time and were originally set to host the
competition, as well as Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.
The Black Stars
would base in Ismalia for their Group F fixtures.
The team would
play their second match in the tournament on Saturday, June 29, at 17:00 GMT,
with Cameroon and play Guinea-Bissau in their last group fixture on Tuesday,
July 2 at 16:00 GMT is Suez.
The 2019 Africa
Cup of Nations (AFCON) promises some mouthwatering clashes when it kicks off in
Egypt later this year.
would kick off on 21 June with the finals scheduled to be played on 19 July.
would be played at six venues across Egypt with three in Cairo and one each in
Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez.
Here is the
full draw and fixtures for Ghana:
Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi
Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania
Coast, South Africa, Namibia
(holders), Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau
The top two
finishers in each group and four best teams qualify for second round.
Tue, June 25
Sat, June 29
Tue, July 2