Ghana to play Comoros or Lesotho… In 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Ghana will meet either Comoros or Lesotho in the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals second qualifying round following last Saturday’s draw Russia.

The two-legged tie for a place in the second round will be played in November 2015.

Comoros and Lesotho will clash in the first round in October which comprises the 26 lowest-ranked African sides on the FIFA rankings.

After the two-legged ties, the 13 winners and 27 other countries will compete in two-leg ties with winners progressing to a group stage of the Africa qualifiers.

The 20 winners from the second round knockout matches will be drawn in five groups of four (to be made at the end of the 2nd round).

The group winners will qualify for the 2018 World Cup which will be staged in Russia.

Meanwhile, Ghana coach Avram Grant, is not taking his 2018 FIFA World Cup finals qualifying opponents lightly ahead of November’s clash.

The Black Stars will face either Comoros Islands or Lesotho over two legs in the second qualifying round contest.

Victory will see the three-time World Cup finalists reach the Group stage for qualification to Russia.

“I think the system for Africa is a little bit new for me so we know only the first game and then we know we will go to the group stages,” the Israeli trainer said.

”In any case, I think in Africa, all the group stages will be very difficult because it contains a lot of good teams and only less than 10% have qualified. If you compare to South America, 50% of the teams have qualified; in Europe, I think over 30 (%).

”It will be difficult but we have a good team.”

By Times Reporter

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