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CAF Make 2025 AFCON Announcement

The Confederation of African Football has confirmed that the draw for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will take place in Johannesburg next week.

CAF confirmed on Thursday that the draw will be conducted at SuperSport studios in at 14:30 on 4 July.

48 Nations, including the four winners from the preliminary round (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.

The teams participating in the draw are African champions Cote d’Ivoire joined by Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, 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 qualifiers are scheduled to kick-off in September 2024 to determine the 24 nations that will compete in the Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco in 2025.

The actual date of the 35th edition of the continental showpiece is yet to be confirmed.

David Kappel
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