On Thursday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), released the seeding for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw, to be made in Cairo on July 18.


Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cameroon (hosts), Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria


Pot 2: Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya, Libya


Pot 3: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Malawi, Togo, Sudan, Tanzania


Pot 4: Burundi, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia and four preliminary-round winners


Pot 5: Liberia, Mauritius, Gambia, South Sudan, Chad, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Djibouti
Did not enter: Eritrea, Somalia


Stage 1: The eight pot 5 teams will be drawn into four pairings and the winners of the two-leg ties advance to stage 2 as part of pot 4


Stage 2: There will be 12 groups comprised of one team from pots 1-4 and the section winners and runners-up qualify for the finals. Hosts Cameroon are guaranteed a place, so only one other team qualify from their group.

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