CAF Releases AFCON 2019 Group Stage Draw

Africa football’s governing body, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced the draw for the group stages of the summer 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON.The event which took place Friday afternoon in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, was conducted in front of the Great Pyramids, the country’s top tourist destination.This year’s draw is historic in its own right being the first time that twenty-four teams are going to compete and in a competition taking place around the summer, a deviation from the traditional January – February the continent is used to.Today’s event was witnessed by a number of African football legends who were in town to grace the occasion.Ghana has been drawn in group F with Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau, setting the stage for a repeat of the 2017 semi-final clash which Ghana lost 0-2 to Cameroon — the eventual winners of the trophy.At last, the tournament which initially suffered a venue crisis can now begin. Cameroon which won the bid to host AFCON 2019 had to relinquish the opportunity due to the nation’s inability to arrange the necessary infrastructure required of a host. The hosting rights was later awarded to Egypt who presented a stronger bid than South Africa, their competitor.The continental show-piece officially starts on June 23, 2019.Below is the final draw of the group stages of the AFCON 2019 tournament;Group A: Egypt, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, UgandaGroup B: Burundi, Madagascar, Guinea, NigeriaGroup C: Tanzania, Algeria, Kenya, SenegalGroup D: South Africa, Namibia, Cote d’Ivoire, MoroccoGroup E: Angola, Mauritania, Mali, TunisiaGroup F: Ghana  Cameroon, Benin, Guinea-BissauFINALLY! #TotalAFCON2019 groups are here! 👊Which is the most exciting group? 🤔— CAF (@CAF_Online) April 12, 2019Call our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to and we’ll surely put them onlineLog in to leave a comment

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