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Ghana, Gambia secure places at Cup of Nations finals

Half of the 24-team field for the finals has now been settled with the rest to be determined over the next five days of qualifying matches.

Reuters and Ahram online , Thursday 25 Mar 2021
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South Africa's Rivaldo Coetzee (R) vies for the ball with GhanaÕs Nicholas Opoku (L) during the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between South Africa and Ghana at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on March 25, 2021. AFP
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Ghana will participate in their 23rd tournament after a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Johannesburg ensured they will finish in the top two in Group C.

South Africa and Sudan will battle it out for the other place in Khartoum on Sunday.

The Gambia, who is one of the continent’s smallest nations secured their place in the next year's Africa Cup of Nations after their home 1-0 win over Angola on Thursday.

The team's qualification was a triumph for journeyman coach Tom Saintfiet, a Belgian who has had numerous jobs around Africa.

Half of the 24-team field for the finals has now been settled with the rest to be determined over the next five days of qualifying matches. 

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