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The Black Stars of Ghana will be facing Sudan in November for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers billed to take place in Cameroon.

The Black Stars were supposed to play Sudan in a two legged encounter in March but the coronavirus pandemic led to the qualifiers being postponed.

CAF have announced that matchday 3 & 4 which were postponed will be played in November.

The Black Stars are in Group C of the qualifiers alongside South Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sudan.

Ghana have won their first two matches against South Africa and São Tomé and Principe with coach Kwasi Appiah in charge.

New Black Stars head coach, CK Akunnor would play his first game as head coach against Sudan.

“The CAF Emergency Committee has approved the resumption date for qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 and the group stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

A busy schedule awaits the participating teams with double-headers from November 2020 through to November 2021 in the battle for spots to the final tournament of the two competitions.T

Theschedules for the two competitions have had to be revised in light of the COVID-19 outbreak which halted many sporting activities across the continent and beyond for some time.

For Cameroon 2021, the qualifiers resume on 9-17 November 2020 with the Day 3 & 4 matches whilst the penultimate and ultimate matches take place on 22-30 March 2021.

The 40 teams in contention for the five slots for Qatar 2022 will commence the journey between 31 May and 15 June 2021 with the Day 1 & 2 matches. From 30 August till 7 September, the Day 3 & 4 matches are expected to take place with Day 5 & 6 matches fixed for 4-12 October 2021.

The Playoff matches have been scheduled for 8-16 November 2021.

Meanwhile, CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue” The CAF statement read.

By James Ohenba Mckeown