SA drawn to face Cameroon

2015-04-09 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Bafana Bafana will have to overcome Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in order to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

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

Dates and venues for the qualifiers will be confirmed at a later stage.

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, Mauritius, 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, Mauritania, South Africa

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