- South Africa will face Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in the qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
- Ghana was seeded as one of the top teams for the draw
- The 2022 edition of the football showpiece will see 5 African teams at the start
South Africa will battle Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
This follows the draw for the African qualifiers held in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, 21 January.
The Black Stars of Ghana defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa both home and away when they qualified for their first World Cup in 2006 in Germany.
The two countries have met in an African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Cape Coast, which the Black Stars won 2-0.
Ghana was seeded alongside Cameroon, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Mali and the Congo Democratic Republic in pot 1.
Per the new format, Ghana will have to top the group in order to stand a chance of playing in the third and final round ,which is a knockout stage.
The winners of the respective knockout matches will qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Ghana missed the 2018 World Cup held in Russia and hopes to return to the biggest football stage in Qatar.
Cameroon and Ivory Coast will slug it out in the group of death.
Five cameras plus a drone were used to cover the match. The experiment is the first time Ghana is using VAR technology in a football match.
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