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The clear paths in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers; view your team

A hopeful Burundi will find it extremely difficult to go past Botswana in the opening tie and Guinea Bissau should find CAR a handful


THE obvious ‘group’ of death is Pool  ‘G’ in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations whose second round elimination matches take place in three weeks’ time.

Tunisia, Egypt and Senegal are all past Fifa World Cup qualifiers awaiting one more team for the group stage round-robin home and away matches to take place frantically, between September 5 and November 19, 2014.

The Cup of Nations finals are in Morocco between January 17 and February 8, 2015.

Enormous shock

The elimination rounds to join Group ‘G’ are just as tough. Botswana are recent AFCON finals qualifiers and CAR caused shocks of monumental scale when they eliminated South Africa from the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

A hopeful Burundi will thus find it extremely difficult to go past Botswana in the opening tie and Guinea Bissau should find CAR a handful.

Whoever gets through, however, has his work cut out for him, tackling the very professional trio of former Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

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HERE’S HOW YOU GET TO MOROCCO 2015 CUP OF NATIONS:

Group ‘A’:

  1. Nigeria
  2. South Africa
  3.  Sudan

… And either:  Namibia/Congo/Libya/Rwanda

Group ‘B’:

  1. Mali
  2.  Algeria
  3.  Ethiopia

… And either:  Sao Tome e’ Principe/Benin/Malawi/Chad

 Group ‘C’:

  1.  Burkina Faso
  2.  Angola
  3.  Gabon

… And either:  Liberia/Lesotho/Kenya/Comoros

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Group ‘D’:

  1. Cote d’Ivoire
  2. Cameroon
  3. DR Congo

… And either:  Swaziland/Sierra Leone/Gambia/Seychelles

Group ‘E’:

  1. Ghana
  2.  Togo
  3.  Guinea

… And either: Madagascar/Uganda/Mauritania/Equatorial Guinea

Group ‘F’:

  1. Zambia
  2.  Cape Verde
  3.  Niger

… And either: Tanzania/Zimbabwe/Mozambique/South Sudan

….

Group ‘G’:

  1. Tunisia
  2. Egypt
  3.  Senegal

… And either:  Burundi/Botswana/CAR/Guinea Bissau

Match dates:

Day 1: 5-6 September 2014
Day 2: 10 September 2014
Day 3: 10-11 October 2014
Day 4:
15 October 2014
Day 5: 14-15 November 2014
Day 6: 19 November 2014