CAF releases seeds for 2015 AFCON qualifiers

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In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 22nd, 2013
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Nigeria’s national football team players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO

Nigeria’s national football team players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released seeding teams for the draw of the 2015 African nations Cup championship to be hosted by Morocco.
The full draw will be released on March 10 in Rabat during a CAF’s general assembly and the qualification procedures.

The qualification will return to its ordinary trend as contrasted to the ad hoc one that was used during the just ended tournament in South Africa won by Nigeria.

Forty-four teams are on the starting line up and seeded in four pots of eleven teams each according to current ranking.

Pot one has Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Mali, South Africa , Cape Verde, DR Congo, Zambia, Tunisia and Ghana.

Pot two has Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Uganda, Congo and Central African Republic.

Pot three has Ethiopia, Benin, Angola, Niger, Zimbabwe, Equatorial, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Liberia and Sudan.

According to CAF pot four where Tanzania national soccer team is supposed to be will be determined after the preliminary rounds matches.

Tanzania has only appeared in the 1980 championship hosted by Nigeria when only eight teams were competing.

Since then the voodoo has been haunting the team as frequent failures has been an ordinary tradition.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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