Afcon 2015 Preliminary Draws: Nigeria Gets South Africa, Sudan and a Qualifier

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The draw for the First and Final Round of Qualifiers of the Orange African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2015 was concluded at the Caf headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday, 27 April.

Each group in the final round comprises of a seeded team, seven of them distributed across each group as leaders, one qualifier and two other nations.

A two-legged round of first round of qualifier matches determines the one qualifier, which joins the final round of qualification.

Confederation of African Football.
Confederation of African Football.

The first leg of first round qualifiers comes up in the weekend of Friday, 16th May, while the return leg is slated for a fortnight later.

The final round of qualification matches comes up in the month’s of September (5-6, 10), October (10-11, 15) and November 14-15, 19).

Group winners and runners-up of each group and the third-best team will join hosts Morocco for the final tournament.

In rare cases where more than one team are tied for best 3rd place spot, a one-match playoff in Morocco will take place to decide the final spot.

The Organising Committee of Afcon 2015 earlier announced at a meeting in Cairo that the tournament will be played from 17th January through 8th February 2015.

The Final Group Stages draw for the 30th edition of the Afcon comes up on 26th November 2014, on conclusion of the final round of qualifier.

Afcon 2015 First Round  Qualifiers Draw.
Afcon 2015 First Round Qualifiers Draw.

Result of Final Round of Qualifiers

Group A

Nigeria

South Africa

Sudan

Winner of Match 37/38

Group B

Mali

Algeria

Ethiopia

Winner of Match 43/44

Group C

Burkina Faso

Angola

Gabon

Winner of Match 33/34

Group D

Cote d’Ivoire

Cameroon

DR Congo

Winner of Match 41/42

Group E

Ghana

Togo

Guinea

Winner of Match 35/36

Group F

Zambia

Cape Verde

Niger

Winner of Match 45/46

Group G

Tunisia

Egypt

Senegal

Winner of Match39/40

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