CAF Confirms Dates for Draw for AFCON Qualifiers

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The managing body for African football, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the date on which the groups for the qualifiers to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be made.

According to the statement from the CAF’s communication department, 4th July 2024 has been confirmed as the date on which the draws for the next edition of AFCON will be made in Johannesburg South Africa, to determine the qualification groups for the 48 Nations

“The journey to the Total Energies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025 will resume with the draw for the Qualifiers on Thursday, 04 July 2024, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The draw will be conducted at SuperSport studios in South Africa at 14h30 local time (15h30 Cairo time, 12h30 GMT).” The statement reads in part.

The confirmed Nations for the draw include reigning African champions Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini and Ethiopia.

Others include Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The 48 Nations, including the four winners from the preliminary round such as Chad, Eswatini, Liberia, and South Sudan will be drawn into 12 Groups of four teams each to battle it out for places at the finals.

Additionally, the qualifiers are scheduled to kick off in September 2024 to determine the first 24 nations that will compete for Africa’s biggest event, the Total Energies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco in 2025.

In the statement, CAF confirmed that in attendance will be selected CAF legends, representatives of the participating teams, and members of the Local Organizing Committee for Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025 amongst others.

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