Nigeria Draws South African, Sudan In AFCON 2015 Qualifiers
The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has unveiled the Super Eagles’ opponents for the qualifiers of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, holding in Morocco.
According to the draws announced at CAF’s headquarters in Cairo a while ago, Nigeria is drawn in Group A alongside the hosts of the last edition of the completions, South Africa, Sudan and the Winner of Match 37/38.
Those that would compete in Group B are Mali, Algeria, Ethiopia and Winner of Match 43/44. While Burkina Faso, Angola, Gabon and Winner of Match 33/34 would trade tackles in Group C.
For Group D, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DR Congo and Winner Match 41/42 would slug it out.
Group E would witness west African battles among Ghana, Togo, Guinea and Winner of Match 35/36.
Zambia, Cape Verde, Niger and Winner of Match 45/46 would fight for places in Group F.
Group G, which many analysts have dubbed the group of death, would see Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and Winner of Match 39/40 fight for the tickets available in the group.
Egypt’s most successful coach Hassan Shehata pulls the draw for the tournament that will be held from 17 January to 8 February in 2015 in Morocco.
The opening Ceremony will be in Marrakech.
CAF has announced that the qualifiers will be played in home and away fixtures.
Nine of the 28 teams will qualify for the Nations Cup: The group winners and runner-ups, along with the best third-placed side. The host team, Morocco, will automatically qualify.
Egypt are the record winners of the Nations Cup with seven titles under their belt, which they won in 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
However, the 10 Second round draws are:
Match 5 & 6 Liberia vs Lesotho
Match 7 & 8 Kenya vs Comoros
Match 9 & 10 Madagascar vs Uganda
Match 11 & 12 Mauritania vs Equatorial Guinea
Match 13 & 14Namibia vs Congo
Match 15 & 16 Libya vs Rwanda
Match 17 & 18 Burundi vs Botswana
Match 19 & 20 Central African Republic vs Guinea Bissau
Match 21 & 22 Swaziland vs Sierra Leone
Match 23 & 24 Gambia vs Seychelles
Match 25 & 26 Sao Tome e Principe vs Benin
Match 27 & 28 Malawi vs Chad
Match 29 & 30 Tanzania vs Zimbabwe
Match 31 & 31 Mozambique vs South Sudan
First leg to be held 16,17 or 18 May 2014 while the the second leg 30, 31 May or 1 June 2014.
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