Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh acknowledges the enormity of the task for his side at the 2015 CAF U20 Championship but says it will bring the best out of his players.
The Black Satellites are to face South Africa, Mali and Zambia in Group B of the tournament which will be played from 8-22 March in Senegal.
Ghana last won the African Youth Championship in 2009 under Tetteh is steeled for the tough examination ahead.
“It is a good draw for us because it is a tough group and it helps you to prepare well,” the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup winner told Africanfootball.com.
“It helps us not to underrate your opponents and it will bring the best out of the player.
“Playing Mali again will not be the same because we are not going to play the same side and a lot have changed. We are ready and we will do well.”
Ghana hosts South Africa in the opening match of the group on 9 March at the Caroline Faye Stadium.
Three days later at the same venue, they Zambia and will wrap up their Group activities against Mali whom they defeated on penalties in the semi-final of the 2013 tournament held in Algeria.