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AFCON 2025: CAF to hold preliminary round draw today

AFCON 2025: CAF to hold preliminary round draw today

The preliminary draw for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations will be held today at the Confederations of African Football headquarters (CAF) in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

CAF made this known in a statement released on its official website by its Communication Department on Monday.

According to the governing body, following the conclusion of the 34th edition of the competition, the draw for TotalEnergies CAF AFCON, Morocco 2025 preliminary round, is set for Tuesday.

It stated that the draw would be conducted at 14h00 local time (12h00 GMT).

The statement reads, “The preliminary round will include the eight lowest-ranked teams according to the FIFA ranking: Somalia, Djibouti, Sao Tome, Chad, Mauritius, South Sudan, Liberia and Eswatini.

“The matches will be played on a home and away basis during the FIFA Window of March 18 to March 26. The four preliminary round winners will join the 44 exempted teams for the group stage.”

The just concluded 2023 AFCON was held in Côte d’Ivoire and won by the host team, the Elephants. They defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 in the final of the tournament.

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