Gabon - Asamoah Gyan is expected to lead the Ghana attack after recovering from injury as they seek to kick on from their World Cup quarterfinal place and challenge for the African Nations Cup title.
Gyan had been doubtful for the tournament with a hamstring injury but has been cleared to play in Tuesday's opening Group D match against debutants Botswana in Franceville.
Guinea did not qualify after going to three successive Nations Cup quarterfinals while Mali were one of the favourites but crashed out in the first round in the 2010 edition in Angola.
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