Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Cup of Nations Draw: October 19th

Save the date: October 19th.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced today the 2008 Cup of Nations Finals draw will take place in Accra, Ghana on October 19th.

The 16 qualifiers will be drawn into four groups of four teams for the tournament, which runs from January 20th to February 10th.

Two days before the draw, a CAF inspection team will look at the facilities at the four venues - Accra, Kumassi, Sekondi and Tamale.

There are still three Nations Cup places to be decided, with the remaining four games to be played on October 12th and 14th.

Egypt, Burundi, Botswana, Mali, Togo, Benin and Uganda all have chances of qualifying.

The 12 teams that have booked their place already, along with hosts Ghana are: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia, Cameroon, Angola, Senegal, Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa and Morocco.

Meanwhile, Ghana will round-up their Nations Cup preparations with the hosting of a four-nation tournament in November.

Guinea, Benin and the United Arab Emirates will line up alongside the Black Stars.

The four-day competition, which begins on November 17th, will be played in Accra and Kumasi.