Algeria has lined up a pre-AFCON friendly against the Black Stars of Ghana, The Africa champions will play the Black Stars in Qatar Both countries will start preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations this month.
The Black Stars of Ghana will play African champions Algeria in a pre-AFCON friendly in Qatar next month before the tournament in Cameroon. Algeria and Ghana are preparing for Africa’s elite competition, which begins on January 9, 2021 and ends on February 6, 2022. In a post on Twitter by Algeria’s sports portal DZ Foot, the Algerian Football Federation confirmed the encounter with the Black Stars.
They will play Gambia and Ghana. The team will fly directly from Qatar to Douala, Cameroon for AFCON 2021,” wrote DZ Foot.
According to yen.com.gh, the Black Stars last played Alegria in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, where an Asamoah Gyan late goal handed Ghana victory. The West Africa giants reached the finals of the Nations Cup in 2015, but have since struggled to make it past the semifinals. Meanwhile, Algeria won the 2019 championship after beating Senegal in the final in Egypt. With the friendly plan to be played in Qatar, that means the Black Stars will also be camping in the Asian country before leaving for Cameroon. Coach Milovan Rajevac will be expected to name his provisional squad later this month before the final team for AFCON 2021 is released.