The clash will take place at 10:30 GMT in Cotonou, Benin during the first day of competition on Thursday August 16.
This year’s competition ends on Friday August 17; slots at the main continental competition are up for grabs in the coming days.
Ghana will take on regional powerhouse Mali who are considered one of the favourites to qualify from the competition.
The likes of defending champions Nigeria, Niger, Guinea, Ivory Coast and a host of nations will be in action at different points in the day.
Ghana’s jerseys for the tournament were unveiled a few hours ago and the team has arrived safely in Benin’s capital for the competition’s start tomorrow.
The nation is hoping to build on impressive steps taken in the past years as it continues to make a name in the region ruled by Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Mali.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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