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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA TO PLAY BENIN, SIERRA LEONE IN 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS

CAF-ballotting-for-CAN-2021The Confederation of Africa Football has announced the group stage draw for AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

 

CAF held the draw in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.

 

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2021 or CAN 2021) is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football.

 

Tagged #TotalAFCON2021, the tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, while the competition is likely to be held in summer 2021.
Tweeting via its official Twitter handle @CAF_Online, the football governing body announced that its President, Ahmad Ahmad, led the press conference ahead of the draw.

 

“The tournament will take place in Cameroon,” CAF confirmed.

 

“The Gambia has been drawn against Djibouti in the preliminary round of the #TotalAFCON2021 qualifying campaign,” CAF added about the exercise taking place at Cairo’s Marriott Hotel.

 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST:

 

Group stage draw for the #TotalAFCON2021 qualifiers:

 

Group A:

 

Mali

 

Guinea

 

Namibia

 

W1&2

 

Group B:

 

Burkina Faso

 

Uganda

 

Malawi

 

W3&4

 

Group C:

 

Ghana

 

South Africa

 

Sudan

 

W5&6

 

Group D:

 

RD Congo

 

Gabon

 

Angola

 

W7&8

 

Group E:

 

Morocco

 

Mauritania

 

Central Africa

 

Burundi

 

Group F:

 

Cameroon

 

Cape Verde

 

Mozambique

 

Rwanda

 

Group G:

 

Egypt

 

Kenya

 

Togo

 

Comoros Islands

 

Group H:

 

Algeria

 

Zambia

 

Zimbabwe

 

Botswana

 

Group I:

 

Senegal

 

Congo

 

Guinea-Bissau

 

Eswatini

 

Group J:

 

Tunisia

 

Libya

 

Tanzania

 

Equatorial Guinea

 

Group K:

 

Côte d’Ivoire

 

Niger

 

Madagascar

 

Ethiopia

 

Group L:

 

Nigeria

 

Benin

 

Sierra Leone

 

Lesotho

 

 

By Dominic C. Odoh

 

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