Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.
Only one of Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria will play at the next tournament in Russia after the Confederation of African Football made the draw for five qualifying groups on Friday.
The three traditional powers were grouped with Zambia.
Just the group winners in all of five four-team pools will advance to the 32-team tournament in Russia.
Ivory Coast, who aim to reach their fourth...
Ghana and Zimbabwe booked their place at the African Nations Cup thanks to victories on Sunday, while Guinea-Bissau will join them due to Congo's 2-1 defeat against Kenya.
Ghana beat Mauritius 2-0 with goals late in the second-half from Andre Ayew and Christian Atsu giving Avram Grant's Black Stars the result they needed to progress from Group H.
And Zimbabwe's 3-0 win against Malawi, courtesy of goals from Knowledge Musona, Khama Billiat and Cuthbert Malajila, means they cannot be caught in Group...
Leicester City's Joseph Dodoo has received his first call-up to the Ghana squad as the African country look to persuade him to switch his international allegiance from England, sources have told ESPN FC.
Dodoo, 20, has already been capped by England at under-18 level, but Ghana want him to play for the country of his birth and handed the youngster a call-up for the friendly against Guinea later this month and the crucial African Nations Cup qualifier with Mauritius in June.
The forward left Ghana...
Ghana were left to rue missed chances as they were held to a 0-0 Group H draw by a Mozambique side who earned their first point of the qualifying campaign.
Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew failed to convert a close-range opportunity for Avram Grant's group leaders as the game approached its final 15 minutes, Leicester striker Jeffrey Schlupp fired wide and Ebenezer Assifuah powered a header off target.
But Ghana also had cause to be grateful to defender John Boye, who made fine interceptions to prevent...