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U23 Afcon: Ghana draw hosts Egypt on tournament debut

Ghana have been pitted against hosts Egypt in the group stage of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations (Afcon) in November.

On their first-ever appearance at the continental showpiece, the Black Meteors have been drawn in Group A, which also includes Cameroon and Mali.

The group will be based at Cairo International Stadium. Elsewhere, in Group B, defending champions Nigeria will take on Ivory Coast, South Africa and Zambia at Al Salam Stadium.

The November 8-22 tournament will serve as qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, with the top three teams in Egypt set to represent Africa at next year's global gathering.