Ghana’s 2015 AFCON opponents, Algeria line up friendly against Tunisia

Ghana’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations group opponents Algeria have lined up just one friendly match against neighbours Tunisia ahead of the tournament next year.

The Desert Foxes will face the Carthage Eagles on January 11 in Rades to finalize their preparations for the competition to be staged in Equatorial Guinea.

Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff says his decision to play just one friendly match is to help him avoid injuries ahead of the commencement of the tournament on January 17.

The North African are drawn in the toughest group for the 2015 AFCON alongside Ghana, Senegal and South Africa.

Gourcuff will announce his squad for the tournament on December 15 and will begin camping with the team in Algiers from January 2-15.

“I chose to face Tunisia because the case of a short trip that will not deplete my players,” the French trainer said.

“What is important to me because is for us to address the CAN with a good physical freshness.”

Algeria will open their Group C campaign against Senegal before facing the might of Ghana.

They will then round up their group campaign with another tough match against Senegal.