Bafana face major test in group of death

2014-12-03 22:10

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Bafana Bafana, unbeaten under coach Shakes Mashaba, will be severely tested after they were drawn alongside Ghana, Senegal and Algeria in Group C of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The draw took place in Malabo, the capital city of host nation Equatorial Guinea, this evening.

Under Mashaba, the former champions have in total won four matches and drawn three.

The 16 teams set to contest for continental glory learned their fate and now have less than two months to prepare for the group stage showdown.

A new champion will be crowned after current holders Nigeria failed to make the qualification grade.

Burkina Faso, the beaten finalist in the 2013 edition in South Africa, would have a chance to redeem themselves after coming agonisingly close to the title.

The Burkinabe have been drawn in Group A against the host country, Congo and Gabon.

The tournament is set to take place from January 17 to February 8.

Bafana qualified for the first time since the 2008 edition. Bafana had thereafter qualified only by virtue of being the host nation.

Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Gabon, Burkina Faso

Group B: Zambia, DR Congo, Cabo Verde, Tunisia

Group C: South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Algeria

Group D: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali

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