AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Ethiopia drawn in Group F with Ghana, Kenya & Sierra Leone

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Libreville, GabonEthiopia is drawn in Group F qualifier for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will be held in Cameroon.

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The qualifying draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has pitted several former champions against one another.

Cameroon, who qualify automatically as hosts, are in Group B alongside 1976 champions Morocco, Malawi and either Comoros or Mauritius.

Record seven-time winners Egypt will meet North African rivals Tunisia, who won in 2004, in Group J.

Meanwhile, two-time winners Nigeria will face 1996 Nations Cup winners South Africa in Group E.


Preliminary round

Sao Tome e Principe v Madagascar
Comoros v Mauritius
Djibouti v South Sudan

Note: home and away matches to be played between Mar 20-28 and overall winners qualify for group phase

Group A: Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Sao Tome 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

Group F : Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone

Group G : Democratic Republic of 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


— Group winners and best three runners-up qualify for tournament with hosts Cameroon

— Cameroon will compete in Group B and points awarded in their matches. If Cameroon win group, the runners-up will qualify; if they finish runners-up, the winners will qualify; if they finish third or fourth, the winners will qualify and the runners-up will compete for one of the three additional places


June 5-13

Mar 19-27, Sept 3-11 (two), Oct 8-16, Nov 5-13

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