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14.01.2012 Sports News

Ghana start Nations Cup countdown

By Ghana FA
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Ghana will play the Bafana Bafana on Sunday in a test game ahead of the African Cup of Nations as the Black Stars enter the final countdown to the tournament.

Goran Stevanovic's side have been based in South Africa in the run-in to the event in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea which kicks off on January 21.

The practice game at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace would afford Stevanovic a fair idea about the readiness of his side since gathering in Rustenburg last week.

Ghana, the continent's second-best ranked side are tipped among the favourites for the African Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars will travel to Franceville in Gabon on January 20 with their opening Group D game coming against newcomers, Botswana on January 24, three days after the official start of the tournament.

The Black Stars will follow up their opener with fixtures against West African rivals, Mali four days later and Guinea on February 1 at the same stadium.

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