Group Of Death Or Not Group Of Death: The Black Stars’ Fate At AFCON 2021

Ghana Black Stars. Photo credit: GFA

Next year, the African Cup of Nations will finally take place.

The competition has been postponed twice. It was first scheduled to take place in June and July 2021, however, citing climatic conditions, CAF moved the tournament to January and February 2021.

But then due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAF moved the date again to January and February 2022, however, it would to still be called AFCON 2021, just like how the Olympics was known as Tokyo 2020 though it was held in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Ahead of the tournament, the host, Cameroun hosted the draw that will see which team will play the other in the group stages of the competition.

As a none seeded team, Ghana was up to face off with some of the established and strong teams in the early stages of the competition.

At the end of the draw, Ghana was up against Morocco, Comoros, and Gabon.

That has got people worried as they claim that is the Group of Death.

In today’s African football landscape, relying on past glory will often not get one through the group stages of the competition.

Especially at a time when the Ghana Black Stars are arguably not their best, many have not put either Morroco, Gabon or Comoros going past the Black Stars to progress to the next stage.

This is why many are worried and have christened Group C as the group of death.

However, there are others who have confidence in the Black Stars and believe that they can go through the group with little friction.

No matter what, the Black Stars will have to bring their A-game to advance in the tournament.


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