A hectic three months is awaiting Bafana Bafana in the lead up to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers starting later this year with lots of games in a short of period of time from 5 September to 19 November 2014. South Africa’s journey to Morocco AFCON 2015 begins on the weekend of 5/6 September away to Sudan and then host reigning champions Nigeria a few days later on Wednesday, 10 September. After a short break Bafana Bafana will be back on the road to take on the winner of the Namibia/Congo/Libya/Rwanda contest on the weekend of 10/11 October, before returning home to face the same side on Wednesday, 15 October.
The following month South Africa will welcome Sudan on the weekend of 14/15 November before ending their campaign in Nigeria on Wednesday, 19 November. The 30th edition of AFCON will be played from 17 January to 8 February 2015.
Here are the full dates:
5 – 6 Sep 2014 Nigeria vs Winner of 5/6
5 – 6 Sep 2014 Sudan vs South Africa
10 Sep 2014 South Africa vs Nigeria
10 Sep 2014 Winner of 5/6 vs Sudan
10 – 11 Oct 2014 Sudan vs Nigeria
10 – 11 Oct 2014 Winner of 5/6 vs South Africa
15 Oct 2014 Nigeria vs Sudan
15 Oct 2014 South Africa vs Winner of 5/6
14 – 15 Nov 2014 Winner of 5/6 vs Nigeria
14 – 15 Nov 2014 South Africa vs Sudan
19 Nov 2014 Nigeria vs South Africa
19 Nov 2014 Sudan vs Winner of 5/6
Here is the full AFCON 2015 draw:
Group A: Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, winner of Namibia/Congo/Libya/Rwanda
Group B: Mali, Algeria, Ethiopia, Sao Tome/Benin/Malawi/Chad
Group C: Burkina Faso, Angola, Gabon, winner of Liberia/Lesotho/Kenya/Comoros
Group D: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DR Congo, winner of Swaziland/Sierra Leone/Gambia/Seychelles
Group E: Ghana, Togo, Guinea, winner of Madagascar/Uganda/Mauritania/Equatorial Guinea
Group F: Zambia, Cape Verde, Niger, winner of Tanzania/Zimbabwe/Mozambique/South Sudan
Group G: Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, winner of Burundi/Botswana/CAR/Guinea Bissau.