The Black Stars of Ghana will know their AFCON 2023 qualifiers group in March after the preliminary round of qualifiers.
Twelve of the continent’s lowest ranked teams have been drawn against each other with six progressing to the group stage.
The six winners of the preliminary rounds will join 42 other countries for the group draw.
The 48 teams will be drawn into 12 groups with the top two in each group qualifying for Ivory Coast 2023.
The six match-ups are Eritrea v Botswana, Sao Tome and Principe v Mauritius, Djibouti v South Sudan, Seychelles v Lesotho, Somalia v Eswatini, Chad v Gambia.
Ghana had a poor Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 after exiting the competition at the group stage in Cameroon.
However, the four times champions have the opportunity to make amends when the Black Stars face Nigeria in March for a place in this year’s FIFA World Cup.