Ghana will face South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in its bid to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Black Stars were seeded as one of the top teams for the draw which took place in Cairo on Tuesday evening. Newly appointed Black Stars coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor, Ghana FA Vice President Mark Addo and General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo were present at the draw.
The team was drawn into Group G alongside Bafana Bafana, who are also in the same 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group with Black Stars. Ethiopia and Zimbabwe are the other countries which make the group complete.
Ghana will be hoping to secure qualification to the World Cup after missing out on the 2018 edition in Russia. This comes after qualifying for three consecutive World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014)
The first round of group games will begin in October 2020 and finish in October 2021, prior to a final round of play-offs in November 2021.
Only the 10 group winners will progress to the final play-off round, where two-legged ties will decide Africa’s five World Cup representatives.
Group A: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti
Group B: Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea
Group C: Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia
Group D: Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Malawi
Group E: Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda
Group F: Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Angola
Group G: Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia
Group H: Senegal, Congo, Namibia, Togo
Group I: Morocco, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan
Group J: DR Congo, Benin, Madagascar, Tanzania