As anticipation builds for the upcoming 2024 AFCON tournament, AFCON betting fans eagerly await the announcement of the AFCON groups. In this article, we are predicting which group Ghana might find itself in and the potential AFCON fixtures it may confront.
AFCON Groups Overview
The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the premier football tournament on the African continent, featuring 24 of Africa’s best national teams. These teams are divided into six groups (A to F) of four teams each.
As we eagerly await the official draw for the AFCON groups, here’s a speculative look at the potential groups & AFCON results:
- Ivory Coast
- South Africa
- Cape Verde
Hosts Ivory Coast have put in strong performances during the AFCON qualifiers and should win the group with maximum points. South Africa will claim second place dispatching the group’s underdog, Cape Verde and Sudan.
- Burkina Faso
World Cup semi-finalists would be clear favourites to top this group with Burkina and Zambia vying for second place. The trio could all qualify with Zambia finishing a close second.
- Guinea Bissau
- Central African Republic
The defending champion is likely to emerge as the winner of the group. Ghana could end up a close second with Guinea Bissau filling the underdog slot.
- Congo Brazzaville
Tunisia and Cameroon could see themselves fighting for first place with results between both teams the deciding factor. In the end, Cameroon tops the group, Tunisia follows with the same points but a lesser goal difference and Congo Brazzaville, is the underdogs.
Serial winners, Egypt, with their football pedigree and star players, is expected to triumph in Group E. Mali and Guinea could be potential runner-ups and underdogs respectively.
- Equatorial Guinea
The presence of in-form striker, Victor Osimhen could help Nigeria secure the top spot even as Algeria finishes as runner-up. Equatorial Guinea could be the underdog of the group and will aim to make a lasting impression during the tournament.
Keep in mind that these groupings are purely speculative and football can be unpredictable. The actual outcomes may vary from these speculative predictions at AFCON.
AFCON Groups FAQs
In case you still have questions about the yet-to-be-announced AFCON groups, find answers to some FAQs below:
At the time of writing, 7 nations have secured their qualification to the AFCON group stages – Ivory Coast (hosts), Senegal (holders), Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Morocco, and Burkina Faso. If the positions and points of each team remain as it currently is, then the potential qualifiers could be – Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Namibia, Cameroon, Egypt, Guinea, Ghana, Central Africa Republic, Tanzania, Mali, Zambia, Gabon, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, and Congo Brazzaville.
Should Ghana secure their qualification after the various nations have played all fixtures and results computed, they could land in any group.
There are 12 groups, with each group consisting of 4 teams. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the AFCON 2024 tournament including the host nation, Ivory Coast. Altogether, the number of teams that will qualify for the AFCON group stages is 24.