Ghana face Egypt in 2018 World Cup qualifiers

7 years ago

Ghana's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying opponents have been revealed with the Black Stars set to face  Congo, Uganda and familiar foes Egypt in Group E.

This followed the draw made in Cairo, Egypt on Friday as 20 sides from the continent were paired in five four-team groups.

Fans who enjoyed last year's World Cup qualifying play-off match between the  Black Stars and the Pharoahs of Egypt will see a repeat in this year’s third round qualifiers as the two sides face each other for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Russia.

Coach Avram Grant's side will also face Congo Brazzaville and Uganda in their quest to make a fourth straight appearance at football's biggest stage.

The two-leg qualifying matches are expected to kick off on October 3, 2016 to November 2017 with the winner of each group advancing to the World Cup.

Russia will host the competition from June- July 2018.


Group A: Tunisia, Libya, DR Congo, Guinea

Group B: Zambia, Cameroon, Algeria, Nigeria

Group C: Gabon, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Morocco

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

Group E: Ghana, Egypt, Congo, Uganda