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World Cup 2018: Ghana could face Nigeria, Cameroon in tough qualifying group

Published on: 24 June 2016
World Cup 2018: Ghana could face Nigeria, Cameroon in tough qualifying group
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Ghana would be placed in the Group of Death if they are drawn today to face sworn-rivals Nigeria, Cameron and Burkina Faso in the 2018 World Cup final qualifiers.

The draw for the final phase of World Cup qualifiers will be staged in Cairo this afternoon.

The Black Stars are in Pot 1 alongside Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Tunisia meaning these top teams would avoid each other.

Pot 2 consists of Cape Verde, Congo DR, Egypt, Mali and Nigeria which means Ghana will face one of the teams in this pot.

Even though Egypt is highly regarded here matches between Ghana and Nigeria are much more tougher.

Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Morocco and South Africa are in Pot 3 and the Black Stars will be drawn to face one of them with Cameroon proven to be the toughest even though Morocco have been revived under coach Herve Renard.

Pot 4 contains Burkina Faso, Gabon, Libya, Uganda and Zambia with Burkina or Zambia proving to be Ghana's difficult opponents.

The 20 teams for the draw will be divided into five groups of four teams with the winners of each group qualifying for the finals in Russia.

Ghana will be seeking a fourth successive World Cup berth after featured in 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions.

The seeds for 2018 World Cup qualifying draw for Africa

Pot 1: Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia

Pot 2: Cape Verde, Congo DR, Egypt, Mali and Nigeria.

Pot 3: Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Morocco and South Africa.

Pot 4: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Libya, Uganda and Zambia

The draw will be held at 3pm Ghana time and Ghanasoccernet.com will start its live coverage of the event at 2pm or 1400GMT today.

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