January 12, 2017 / 7:54 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-Draw for 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers

LIBREVILLE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The draw for the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers was made in Libreville on Thursday.

Preliminary round:

Sao Tome e Principe v Madagascar

Comoros Islands v Mauritius

Djibouti v South Sudan

These ties will be played over two legs in March. The team named first plays at home in the opening leg.

Group A: Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Sao Tome e Principe or Madagascar

Group B: Cameroon, Morocco, Malawi, Comoros Islands 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, Sierra Leone, Kenya

Group G: Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, 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 Islands, Uganda, Tanzania, Lesotho

The group stage starts in June and continues on international match days in March, September, October and November 2018.

The winners of each group will join hosts Cameroon in the tournament finals along with the best three runners-up. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Toby Davis)

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