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Black Stars draw Uganda, Congo, Egypt in African Qualifiers

The senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars have been drawn in Group E for the African Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

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Ghana went into the draw seeded in Pot 1 with Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Tunisia.

Pot 2 had Cape Verde, Congo DR, Egypt, Mali and Nigeria with Pot 3 seeding Cameroon Congo, Guinea, Morocco and South Africa.

The last pot which was Pot 4 had Burkina Faso, Gabon, Libya, Uganda and Zambia.

Ghana started their qualification in Round 2 of the African Qualifiers where they played Comoros in a two legged tie. The Black Stars played out a goalless draw in the first leg away from home before handing Comoros a 2-0 defeat in Ghana to qualify to the Round 3 of the qualifiers on aggregate.

The draw for the groups in the African Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia is as follows:

Group A: Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, Tunisia

Group B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria

Group C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire

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

Group E: Uganda, Congo, Egypt, Ghana

The first group stage matches will take place in October as the Black Stars of Ghana start their bid for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

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