Ghana have included Simon Copely, Arsenal’s u14 head coach, as part of their technical team for this summer’s AFCON.

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Simon Copely has worked in the Premier League for over 10 years, joining Arsenal in 2014 and working across all age groups up to u23 level.

Ghana have been drawn in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin, and Guinea Bissau.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Egypt between 21 June and 19 July.

In total, there are six groups of four and the countries that will take part include: Egypt, Madagascar, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, Algeria, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Gunie Bissau, Namibia, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Benin, Tanzania, and South Africa.

The expanded tournament will take place at six venues across the country. They are the Cairo International Stadium and 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria, Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said.

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