Bafana drawn with Ghana in World Cup qualifying

Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry

The 2022 World Cup qualifying draw will begin by 6pm at the Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, today with the Super Eagles among the teams to be drawn last.

Former France captain Marcel Desailly and coach of Ivory Coast's women's national team, Clementine Toure, assisted CAF Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, to conduct the draw for the group phase of the qualifiers.

Besides Uganda, the pot has West African nations Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Gabon and Guinea as well as former African champions Zambia, Congo and South Africa as well as Cape Verde.

Kenya, who have never graced the biggest football tournament, are in pot 3.

Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Liberia and Djibouti complete the pot.

All five African teams failed to reach the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup, the first time that had happened since 1982.

The group phase starts in March 2020, during the first worldwide break of the year, and ends in October 2021.

The Final Round will see the 10 teams drawn into five home and away ties, with the five winners securing the ticket to represent Africa at the 2022 World Cup.

The final pot (four) has CECAFA nations Rwanda and Tanzania alongside Malawi, Angola and Togo.

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