Bafana drawn to face Cameroon

By Drum Digital
08 April 2015

Bafana Bafana will have to overcome Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritius in order to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The official draw took place in Cairo on Wednesday after it was announced that Gabon will host the 31st edition of the tournament.

Group winners, best two runners-up and hosts Gabon will qualify for tournament. Gabon co-hosted the event with Equatorial Guinea in 2012 and are now entrusted by CAF to do it all on their own.

War-torn Libya was initially selected to host AFCON that year, but concerns over players and spectators' safety pushed CAF to choose an alternative host.

The first round of matches are set to take place on the weekend of June 12-14.

Complete AFCON qualifying draw:

Group A: Djibouti, Liberia, Togo, Tunisia

Group B: Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar,

Group C: Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, South Sudan

Group D: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Uganda

Group E:  Congo, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Zambia

Group F: Cape Verde, Libya, Morocco, Sao Tome

Group G: Chad, Egypt, Nigeria, Tanzania

Group H: Ghana, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda

Group I: Gabon, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Sudan

Group J: Algeria, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Seychelles

Group K: Burundi, Namibia, Niger, Senegal

Group L: Guinea, Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Group M: Cameroon, Gambia, Mauritius, South Africa

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