Ghana’s road to Russia was revealed in a draw in Cairo. Just like the 2006 and 2010 qualifiers, the Black Stars will need to top their group to join the biggest footballing party in Russia.
The Cranes of Uganda are in the same group with the Black Stars just like the 2006 edition while Ghana face Egypt again after facing them in the final play-off to the 2014 World Cup.
The last time Ghana met Congo was in a friendly to open the Congolese stadium ahead of the All African Games with the Black Stars winning 3-2.
Just like our 2010 qualification to South Africa where we hosted Sudan at home, Ghana will kick off their campaign with a home tie against Uganda.
Ghana also began their 2015 Cup of Nations qualifying series against Uganda. Thus, Ghana starts at home and ends at home.
How will Ghana’s road look like?
NB: Football Associations to choose appropriate day within scheduled dates
7TH-9TH OCTOBER 2016 GHANA VS UGANDA
The Black Stars begin the campaign at home to the Cranes of Uganda. The last meeting between both sides in Ghana ended in a 1-1 draw in Kumasi. Tony Mawejje gave Uganda the lead before Dede Ayew restored parity through the penalty spot.
11TH- 15TH NOVEMBER 2016. EGYPT VS GHANA
A month later, Ghana travel to Egypt to face Hector Cuper’s Pharaohs. The last meeting in Egypt ended 2-1 in favor of the Egyptians but the result was pretty academic after Ghana had whitewashed the side managed by Bob Bradley 6-1 in Kumasi.
1ST-3RD SEPTEMBER 2017 – GHANA VS CONGO
After almost a year without, qualifying action, Ghana will host the Red Devils of Congo.
4TH -7TH SEPTEMBER 2017: CONGO VS GHANA
Few days later, there will be a reverse fixture in Brazzaville with Ghana playing as guests to the Red Devils.
6TH-8TH OCTOBER: UGANDA VS GHANA
A month later, Ghana will play away again in a penultimate fixture against Uganda. The last fixture in Kampala ended 1-0 in favor of the hosts through Savio Kaburo.
9TH-12TH NOVEMBER 2017 :GHANA VS EGYPT
The qualifying series ends at home to Egypt. It ended 6-1 in favor of Ghana both countries met on Ghanaian soil.