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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Ghana Drawn In Group Of Death At 2015 AFCON! Would They Survive It?

The draw for the 2015 African Cup of Nations took place earlier tonight in Malabo and fans of the Black Stars would not be having a fun night contemplating the ramifications of the draw.

Ghana has landed in the fabled ‘Group of Death’, alongside South Africa, Senegal, and Algeria.

With a new coach who just assumed responsibilities today, barely a month to the tournament and a team in disarray from their worst world cup campaign, getting a good group would have been essential in any hopes of going far in the tournament.

It seems now that was just a pipe dream, and now any ambitions would have to be fulfilled through the hard way.

South Africa had one of the best qualifying campaigns on the continent, sailing through unbeaten whilst knocking out defending champions Nigeria. Algeria was the best African side at the world cup and in the intervening months have shown little signs of slowing down. Senegal’s Teranga Lions are always a huge threat.

The other tough group is Group D, which contains both Ivory Coast and Cameroun. Here’s the 2015 AFCON draw in full…

Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Congo

Group B: Zambia, Tunisia, Cape Verde, DRC

Group C: Ghana, Algeria, South Africa, Senegal

Group D: Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Cameroun, Guinea

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