FIFA 2018 World Cup draw set for today

The draw for the African qualifying tournament for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be staged on Friday at 3pm local time at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Twenty teams will be drawn into five groups of four teams each to play on home and away basis from October 2016 to November 2017 with the overall winners advancing to the World Cup.

Ghana will be among the top seeds for the qualifiers.

The Black Stars have qualified for the last three World Cup finals since 2006 with her quarter final berth in South Africa 2010 the best performance so far.

In another development, Medeama has completed a massive transfer coup after signing Ghana goalkeeper Daniel Agyei on the transfer deadline day.

The former Liberty Professionals shot-stopper is among four new players snapped up by the two-time Ghanaian FA Cup holders ahead of the second half of the season.

Even though officials of the Mauves and Yellows are yet to confirm the deal, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm the hugely talented shot-stopper has started training with the Tarkwa-based side.

The Ghana FA has issued his registration card to Medeama with the former Ghana Under-20 star expected to fight for a starting role at the club, insiders say.

The acquisition of Agyei is a massive transfer coup for the CAF Confederation Cup campaigners who kept his signing close to the club.

Ghanaian journalists failed to get wind of the deal with the shot-stopper expected to be key for the side in the second half of the season.

The 26-year-old joined Medeama as a free agent after leaving Liberty Professionals.

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