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Coach Micho of Uganda in Gabon for the AFCON DRAWS


The Afcon draws started at 17:30 GMT: with anthem of Gabon anthem being sung. President Ali Bongo Ondimba was in attendance with the Prime Minister

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Top brass of CAF was led by President Issa Hayatou, representatives of football associations and also the media was fully represented.

16 national teams are to represent their countries in this tournament next year in January. For all the teams we wish them the best in the tournament come 2017.

Below is the final AFCON  draws  of the 2017 African cup. Read through and see what your national team will be playing against in AFCON come 2017

GROUP A – Libreville

  • Gabon
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Guinea Bissau

GROUP B – Franceville

  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
  • Senegal
  • Zimbabwe

GROUP C – Oyem

  • Ivory Coast
  • DR Congo
  • Morocco
  • Togo

GROUP D: Port Gentil

  • Ghana
  • Mali
  • Egypt
  • Uganda

African legends who helped with the Afcon draws

The first round of the draw was by Senegalese footballer Khalilou Fadiga, helped at some point by the Prime Minister of Gabon.

Francois Amegasse, a Gabonese footballer who appeared with the national football team at the 1994, 1996 and 2000 African Cup of Nations helped with stage two of the draw.

Karim Abdul Razak Tanko, a Ghanaian football coach and former midfielder is the last person to help with the final draw. He played for several clubs in the 1970s and 1980s, notably the local club Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

Popularly called the “Golden Boy”, Razak also played for the Ghana national team, helping it win the 1978 African Cup of Nations. He was named African Footballer of the Year later that year.

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