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2017 AFCON Draw: Egypt drawn alongside Ghana again

Posted on October 19, 2016
2017 AFCON Gabon Egypt

Photo: Africanews

were drawn alongside familiar faces in and Uganda in Group D of the , with the draw held in Libreville, Gabon on Wednesday evening.

The Pharaohs will be participating in the continental tournament for the first time in seven years after finishing ahead of Nigeria and Tanzania in the qualifying group.

Egypt were drawn against Ghana and Uganda – both teams are also alongside Hector Cuper’s men in Group E of 2018 World Cup qualifying – as well as Mali.

Algeria and Tunisia will clash in a North African contest in Group B, and Morocco will be facing defending champions Côte d’Ivoire in Group C.

Group A


A1: Gabon (hosts)
A2: Burkina Faso
A3: Cameroon
A4: Guinea-Bissau

City: Libreville

Venue: Stade L’Amitié (40,000)

Group B


B1: Algeria
B2: Tunisia
B3: Senegal
B4: Zimbabwe

City: Franceville

Venue: Stade de Franceville (22,000)

Group C


C1: Côte d’Ivoire (holders)
C2: DR Congo
C3: Morocco
C4: Togo

City: Oyem

Venue: Stade d’Oyem (20,000)

Group D


D1: Ghana
D2: Mali
D3: Egypt
D4: Uganda

City: Port Gentil

Venue: Stade de Port-Gentil (20,000)

Gabon are set to kick off the tournament against debutants Guinea-Bissau on Saturday, January 14.


  1. Addo kumasi

    October 19, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    hahahahahah Egypt will be out of World cup and now African Cup too….GO BLACK STARS!

  2. Maz

    October 20, 2016 at 1:41 AM

    To be honest all the groups – except group A- are tough. Anyway, the tourny will be a good run of games to allow the team to gel together.

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