The Black Stars of Ghana will have to navigate a group of death if they are to win a fifth AFCON title after the draw for the competition in Malabo on Wednesday.
Placed in Group C,Ghana will open their tournament against Senegal before matches against South Africa and the continent’s top ranked team in Algeria.
Hosts Equatorial Guinea will play three of its neighbours as they face Congo and sister country Gabon with whom they hosted the tournament two years ago.
Ivory Coast and Cameroon should excite in Group D as the Elephants will look for vengeance after they failed to beat the Cameroonians in qualification.
Champions from 2012,Zambia face tough opposition in a resurgent Tunisian team and a Cape Verde team that is proving a genuine threat these days.
It however Mongomo,where Ghana will be based that will be the cynosure of all eyes with all matches a potential classic.
Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Gabon,Burkina Faso
Group B: Zambia, DR Congo, Cape Verde,Tunisia
Group C: Ghana, Senegal, South Africa,Algeria
Group D: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon,Mali
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