Ghana’s group opponent Mozambique held by Botswana in friendly

Ghana’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations group opponent, Mozambique were held by Botswana in an international friendly on Monday.

The first half of the highly competitive friendly game ended 1-0 in favour of Botswana. Olympique Khouribga midfielder Kabelo Seakanyeng shot his side into the lead in the 39th minute mark.

But Mozambique staged a comeback to restore parity on stoppage time at the end of the game. Oostende midfielder Alfons Amade found the back of the net in added time.

The Black Stars are scheduled to play Mozambique in their third Group B game at the Africa Cup of Nations on January 22.

Ghana will open their AFCON account against Cape Verde on January 14 before taking on Egypt on January 18 in their second group game before their final game against Mozambique.

The tournament is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, January 13 through to February 11, 2024.

Ghana have a history of success in the AFCON, having won the title four times, most recently in 1982. However, they have experienced defeat in three finals since then, including losses to Ivory Coast in 1992 on penalties and Egypt in 2010, as well as a repeat defeat to Ivory Coast in 2015.

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