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2022 World Cup draw: Some 'easy' groups await Africa's giants, but they must beware overconfidence

The 40 African nations still standing in the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup learned the identities of their group stage opponents during a star-studded event at The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo on Tuesday, but not everyone will be happy with their lot.

Teams were drawn into 10 groups of four teams, with the winners of each pool set to advance to two-legged playoffs.

Here's ESPN's group-by-group guide to the 10 pools in light of Tuesday's draw; who are the winners and losers from the second...

World Cup qualifying: South Africa, Ghana face tough roads to Qatar

Craig Burley praises Sadio Mane, after the Liverpool and Senegal star won the CAF African Player of the Year.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and South Africa face tough roads to Qatar as African qualifying competition for the 2022 World Cup was unveiled on Tuesday.

Group D, which features regional powers Cameroon and Ivory Coast, will also include Mozambique and Malawi.

Ghana and South Africa, already paired together in the qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, will join Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in Group G.

In total, 40 teams were into 10 groups of four teams, with the group winners advancing to...

Seven bold predictions for African football in 2020

This week's Confederation of African Football Awards in Egypt brought the curtain down on another 12-month cycle in the African game, with Sadio Mane, Asisat Oshoala and Achraf Hakimi foremost among those honoured.

While the ceremony represents an opportunity for African football to look back over the previous 12 months and take stock, it's also an ideal occasion to look forward and predict how the next year will look. Here are seven predictions for the next 12 months of African football.

Naby Keita...

Ghana FA sack all coaches at every level for men's, women's teams

Ghana's coach James Kwesi Appiah
Kwese Appiah has been sacked as manager of Ghana's men's national team.

Ghana's Football Association (GFA) has sacked the coaches of all their men's and women's national teams, the country's governing body has said.

The GFA did not give a reason for the move but its president Kurt Okraku, who was appointed in October, promised to "build a new association" following allegations of bribery and corruption in a documentary filmed by an investigative journalist.

It brings to an end Kwesi Appiah's second reign as the national team coach. He was appointed a second time in...

Ghanaian football's revival begins as the Ghana Premier League returns

After 570 days without a domestic top flight, Ghanaian football takes a major step in its rebuilding process when the Ghana Premier League returns with a series of fixtures across the country on Sunday.

Matchday One will draw a line under the unhappiest period in Ghana's footballing history, as the nation's sporting structures have been torn apart and -- steadily -- rebuilt following an expose that shook Ghanaian sport to the core.

How did we get here?

Ghanaian football's implosion began on June...