This is the first time that Ghana have qualified for the competition which was first staged in 2011.

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Ghana made this history by putting up a fight against Algeria, beating them 1-0 in Setif after the North Africans had secured a 1-1 draw in Accra- Skipper of the side Yaw Yeboah scored the only goal.

The CAF U-23 Cup of Nations was held every four years with the top three teams qualifying automatically to the Olympic Games and the fourth-placed finisher playing in a play-off against a team from the Asian Football Confederation.

The following eight teams have qualified for the final tournament.

 Egypt (hosts)   

 Cameroon     

 Ghana 

 Ivory Coast    

 Mali           

 Nigeria 

 South Africa   

 Zambia