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The draws for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held on Friday, April 12 in Giza, Egypt.

Ahead of the draws for the 21 June – 19 July event, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed the pots of all the 24 qualified countries.

Uganda is placed in pot 3 along with South Africa, Benin, Mauritania, Madagascar and neighbours Kenya.

The other East African countries that qualified for the tournament, Tanzania and Burundi, are both in Pot 4 along with Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea Bisau and Angola.

Top-ranked side on the continent in Senegal, Nigeria, Tunisia and Morocco join the hosts Egypt and defending champions Cameroon in Pot 1.

Pot 2 has the Democratic Republic of Cong, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Ivory Coast as well as Algeria.

The CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on Thursday, 11 April 2019, in Cairo, Egypt approved the draw procedure.

Draw Procedure

Four (4) pots will be on stage

  • Pot 4: Containing the 6 teams of level IV
  • Pot 3: Containing the 6 teams of level III
  • Pot 2: Containing the 6 teams of level II
  • Pot 1: Containing the 5 teams of level I (Host country is in position A1)

Step 1:

Pot 4: The 6 less seeded teams of level IV will be in pot 4

  • The first ball drawn will go directly to group A; in position A4.
  • The second ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B4
  • The third ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C4
  • The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D4
  • The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E4
  • The sixth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F4

Step 2:

Pot 3: The 6 teams of level III will be in pot 3

  • The first ball drawn will go directly to group A; in position A3.
  • The second ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B3
  • The third ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C3
  • The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D3
  • The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E3
  • The sixth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F3

Step 3:

Pot 2: The 6 teams of level II will be in pot 2

  • The first ball drawn will go directly to group A; in position A2.
  • The second ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B2
  • The third ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C2
  • The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D2
  • The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E2
  • The sixth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F2

Step 4:

Pot 1: The Host team is already in position A1; the holder of the title and the other 4 teams of level I will be in pot 1

  • The first ball drawn will go directly to group B; in position B1.
  • The second ball drawn will go directly to group C; in position C1
  • The third ball drawn will go directly to group D; in position D1
  • The fourth ball drawn will go directly to group E; in position E1
  • The fifth ball drawn will go directly to group F; in position F1

1 COMMENT

  1. FUFA should complain.
    How can a Nigeria that failed to qualify for the last two AFCONs be ranked ahead of Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast and dare I mention (their husbands) Uganda, in an AFCON tournament?

    Africans should develop their own ranking system for their own tournament instead of relying on the flawed and unjust FIFA ranking.
    Heck, even the Elo rankings are better than FIFA.

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