South Sudan draws Seychelles in 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
The Bright Star will face Seychelles in the preliminary round of the 20121 Total Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifiers.
In the draw conducted at the Marriot Hotel on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt South Sudan will battle Seychelles over two legs later this year and the winning team will join Group B that has Uganda, Malawi and Burkina Faso.
“We shall make sure our team prepares well for the qualifiers. We shall take every match as it comes and we first want to make sure we qualify for the group stage,” said Francis Amin Micheal, the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) President.
The other matches in the preliminary round will see Liberia face Chad, Mauritius battle Sao Tome e Principe and Djibouti facing Gambia.
The draws attended by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad were conducted by Africa’s football legends Nkwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and Senegal’s Kalilou Fadiga among others.
Two team from each of the 12 groups will qualify for the 2021 to be hosted by Cameroon.
A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia or Chad
B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan or Seychelles
C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius or Sao Tome e Principe
D: DR Congo, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti or The Gambia
E: Morocco, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Burundi
F: Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Rwanda, Mozambique
G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands,
H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini
J: Tunisia, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania
K: Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia
L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho