CAF: Date the Prestigious 2025 AFCON Qualifiers Draw Revealed

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• Afcon Last qualification stage

• Quest for last 24 inclusion

• Confirmed 48 Nations for Afcon qualifiers

• Expected kickoff date for Afcon qualifiers

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The excitement and anticipation for the upcoming 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers are building up as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that the draw for the qualifiers will be held on July 4th. The draw, which will be broadcast live on television, will see 48 nations vying for a spot in Africa’s most prestigious football tournament.

The journey to the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025 will resume with the draw for the Qualifiers on Thursday, 04 July 2024, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The draw will be conducted at SuperSport studios in South Africa at 14h30 local time (15h30 Cairo time, 12h30 GMT).

Last qualification stage

A total of 48 African nations will be drawn into 12 groups, each consisting of four teams. The teams will then battle it out in the qualifiers to secure their place in the finals. The qualifiers are set to kick off in September 2024, with the first 24 nations progressing to the finals scheduled to take place in Morocco in 2025.

The 48 Nations includes the four winners from the preliminary round (Chad, Eswatini, Liberia and South Sudan). The teams will be drawn into 12 Groups of four teams each to battle it out for places at the finals.

Quest for last 24 inclusion

The draw will be a crucial moment for the participating nations, as it will determine their path to qualification for the tournament. With only 24 spots available in the finals, the competition is expected to be fierce as teams strive to secure their place on the continental stage.

Confirmed 48 Nations for Afcon qualifiers

Headlining the confirmed Nations for the draw are reigning African champions Cote d’Ivoire joined by Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini and Ethiopia.

Others include Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The AFCON is not only a showcase of top-tier African football talent but also a celebration of the continent’s rich culture and passion for the beautiful game. The tournament brings together nations from across Africa, uniting fans in their support for their respective teams and creating a vibrant and electric atmosphere both on and off the field.

Expected kickoff date for Afcon qualifiers

The qualifiers are scheduled to kick-off in September 2024 to determine the first 24 nations that will compete for Africa’s biggest event, the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco in 2025.

Fresh from the thrills and successes of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 where the host nation defied all odds to claim their third title, a line-up of intriguing matches is expected for the journey to the 35th edition of the showpiece continental sporting event.

In attendance will be selected CAF legends, representatives of the participating teams, members of the Local Organising Committee for TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025 amongst others.

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