Ghana is set to face Gambia and Benin in the 13th African Games football tournament

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The 2023 African Games football contests are about to get underway, with host country Ghana playing a major role in the festivities and the draw revealing some interesting matches.

Ghana is in Group A of the men’s competition with the likes of The Gambia, Benin, and the Republic of Congo, three tough rivals.

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The 13th African Games will be held in Ghana, and the country is preparing to show off its football skills by entering its National Under-20 team, the Black Satellites, in the competition. The squad’s goal is to advance through the group stage and make a big impression in front of the home fans.

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Along with South Sudan, Senegal, Uganda, and Tunisia, Group B’s captains are Nigeria, Ghana’s longtime rival in West Africa.

Quarterfinalists from the CAF Under-20 Championship were included in the draw. Ghana, serving as the host nation, was selected to repeat as champions, having won the 2011 competition under James Kwesi Appiah’s leadership.

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Regarding the Women’s Division, Ghana is positioned in Group A, where the Black Princesses will take on Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia in a difficult group stage matchup featuring all East African team members.

Ghana is especially excited about the Women’s Division competition since it is an important warm-up for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, which takes place from August 31 to September 22.

The Baba Yara Stadium, Cape Coast Stadium, and Accra Sports Stadium have been designated as host venues to create the scene for these thrilling contests.

In what seems to be a hotly contested pool, Nigeria takes play Senegal, Cameroon, and Morocco in Group B of the Women’s Division.

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Football fans over the continent are excitedly awaiting the start of the 2023 African Games, expecting exciting games and the appearance of fresh football talent on the African scene.

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