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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana face Benin in Group F opener

The Black Stars of Ghana will begin their campaign to end their 37 years AFCON drought against Benin in Group F at the Ismail Sports Stadium on June 25, 2019.

The Ismail Stadium will not be a new venue to the Black Stars who lost to Zimbabwe in a Group D match in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations to exit the tournament.

Ghana will take on defending champions Cameroon in the second group game at the same venue in four days time. The Stars have lost to Cameroon in their two previous meetings in the competition.

The Indomitable Lions eliminated Ghana from the competition in the 2008 and 2017 editions at the semi-final stage respectively.

Kwesi Appiah and his players will be hoping to revenge both defeats as they come up against a Cameroonian side headed by ex-AC Milan and Holland star Clarence Seedorf.

The final group games which will be played simultaneously will see the Black Stars take on Guinea-Bissau at Suez while Cameroon and Benin square off in Ismail.

Ghana's group stage games at a glance

Ghana vs Benin- June 25

Cameroon vs Ghana- June 29

Guinea Bissau vs Ghana- July 2

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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