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South Africa have been drawn with Nigeria, Libya and Seychelles in the qualifiers for the 2019 African Nations Cup

Posted: 12 January 2017 Time: 21:17

Bafana Bafana have been drawn alongside bitter rivals Nigeria, Libya and Seychelles in the qualifiers for the 2019 African Nations Cup following the draw in Gabon on Thursday.

It means another date for the Super Eagles and a tough start for the next Bafana Bafana coach, with the pool phase of the qualifiers set to start in June.

Bafana beat Nigeria to top spot in the qualifiers for the 2015 tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

The top teams in each pool qualify for the 2019 finals in Cameroon, along with the three best runners-up.

A preliminary round will be played in March where a winner will be decided in ties between Sao Tome e Principe vs Madagascar, Comoros vs Mauritius and Djibouti vs South Sudan.

Bafana enter the qualifying in June, with the conclusion more thsan a year later in November 2018.

 

The dates of the matches will be as follows:
20-28 March 2017: 2 Legs of the Preliminary Round
05-13 June 2017: Match Day 1
19-27 March 2018: Match Day2
03-11 September 2018: Match Day 3 & Match Day 4
08-16 October 2018: Match Day 5
05-13 November 2018: Match Day 6

 

THE POOLS

Group A
Senegal
Equatorial Guinea
Sudan
Sao Tome e Principe or Madagascar

Group B
Cameroon
Morocco
Malawi
Comoros or Mauritius

Group C
Mali
Gabon
Burundi
Djibouti or South Sudan

Group D
Algeria
Togo
Benin
Gambia

Group E
Nigeria
South Africa
Libya
Seychelles

Grouop F
Ghana
Ethiopia
Sierra Leone
Kenya

Group G
DR Congo
Congo-Brazzaville
Zimbabwe
Liberia

Group H
Ivory Coast
Guinea
Central African Republic
Rwanda

Group I
Burkina Faso
Angola
Botswana
Mauritania

Group J
Tunisia
Egypt
Niger
Swaziland

Group K
Zambia
Mozambique
Guinea-Bissau
Namibia

Group L
Cape Verde
Uganda
Tanzania
Lesotho

Article by: Staff Reporter
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