Ghana Black Stars to face Mali, DR Congo & Niger

Ghana have been paired in Group B with DR Congo, Niger and Mali at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations following Wednesday evening’s draw in Durban, South Africa.

The Black Stars will be based in Port Elizabeth for the group phase of the competition. On paper, it would seem that Group D is the most competitive of the four, as powerhouse national team Cote d’Ivoire find themselves selected in a section containing Togo, and the north African pairing of Algeria and Tunisia.

Host nation South Africa qualified automatically as a top seed in Group A, and they were joined by minnows Cape Verde, north African giants Morocco and Angola.

Below is the full group:

Group A: South Africa, Cape Verde, Morocco, Angola.

Group B: Ghana, DR Congo, Niger, Mali.

Group C: Zambia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria.

Group D:Ivory Coast, Algeria, Tunisia, Togo.