Bafana Bafana Handed Hard AFCON Draw

South Africa will take on Cameroon, Mauritania and The Gambia in qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Gabon.  Bafana Bafana were draw into Qualifying Pool M on Wednesday in Cairo. Gabon was named as hosts before the draw was conducted.  They beat Ghana and and Algeria to the hosting rights of the 31 st edition of the AFCON.

The 13 group winners will join the The Panthers at the event as well as the two best runners-up.  The rest of the pools look as follows:

POOL A
Tunisia
Togo
Liberia
Djibouti

POOL B
DRC|
Angola
CAR
Madagascar

POOL C
Mali
Equatorial Guinea
Benin
South Sudan

POOL D
Burkina Faso
Uganda
Botswana
Comoros

POOL E
Zambia
Congo
Kenya
Guinea Bissau

POOL F
Cape Verde
Morocco
Libya
Sao Tome

POOL G
Nigeria
Egypt
Tanzania
Chad

POOL H
Ghana
Mozambique
Rwanda
Mauritius

POOL I
Cote d’Ivoire
Sudan
Sierra Leone
Gabon

POOL J
Algeria
Ethiopia
Lesotho
Seychelles

POOL K
Senegal
Niger
Nambia
Burundi

POOL L
Guinea
Malawi
Zimbabwe
Swaziland

Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA