The Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2020 World Cup qualifiers draw will take place on Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
CAF have released all the 4 pots ahead of the much-anticipated draw for the second round of the qualifiers at 7pm (6pm CET).
FIFA stated that the 14 first-round winners will be joined in the draw by the 26 highest African nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (as of December 2019).
The 40 teams will be drawn into ten groups of four, with only the section winners advancing to the third round.
In the third round, nations will be drawn into five home-and-away ties. The winners of each tie will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The group stage will start in March 2020 and comes to an end in October 2021 with third round 10 group winners drawn into five two-legged knockout ties to be played in November 2021.
The pots are as follows:
• Pot 1: Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, Congo DR
• Pot 2: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cabo Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire
• Pot 3: Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Niger, Central African Republic, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau
• Pot 4: Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti
Bafana Bafana in pot 2 have failed to qualify for the world cup since hosting the tournament back in 2010.
Head Coach Molefi Ntseki will be hoping their absence in the global showpiece will come to an end.
By FARPost Reporter