By Boris Esono Nwenfor
The draw for the qualifier for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been made known with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in group F. the draw was done on Thursday July 18, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Alongside Cameroon is Cape Verde, Rwanda and Mozambique.
Cameroon have already been guaranteed a place in the competition-qualifying due to being host of the competition while the two best teams in each groups will book their ticket to the competition.
The Indomitable lions of Cameroon are presently searching for a new Head Coach after patting company with Dutch duo Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert who had been in charge of the side for under a year. The coaches were dismissed after failing to reach the finals of the 2019 edition of the AFCON.
Ghana and South Africa who both had an underperformed competition have been scheduled to meet each other in Group C, while the super eagles of Nigeria, who finished third in AFCON 2019 is in Group L. The Pharaohs of Egypt are alongside Kenya in Group G.
The complete draw for the upcoming AFCON 2021 is as follows:
Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia and Liberia/Chad.
Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan or Seychelles.
Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius or Sao Tome.
Group D: DR Congo, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti or Gambia.
Group E: Morocco, Mauritania, Central Africa Republic, Burundi.
Group F: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Rwanda.
Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo and Comoros.
Group H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana.
Group I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini.
Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea.
Group K: Ivory Coast, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia.
Group L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho.
In the preliminary round, Liberia will face Chad, South Sudan against Seychelles.
Mauritania battle Sao Tome and Djibouti against Gambia.