2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco. Nigeria may be drawn with former African Champions, Cameroon and Egypt, for the qualifiers of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco.
The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has released the seeding for the draw for the qualifiers which expectedly sees champions Nigeria in pot 1, while the likes of Egypt and Cameroon, who hitherto used to be amongst the continent's super powers in pot 2.
The draws proper will take place on March 10 in Morocco during CAF's General Assembly, with the qualification procedure reverting to its normal format as opposed to the modified mode for the just-concluded edition.
A total of 44 teams are on the starting line and seeded in four pots of 11 teams each according to their current ranking.
The Preliminary Round is scheduled to start in June.
As host country, Morocco qualified automatically.
Pot one: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Mali, South Africa, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Zambia, Tunisia, Ghana.
Pot two: Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Uganda, Congo, and Central African Republic.
Pot three: Ethiopia, Benin, Angola, Niger, Zimbabwe, Equatorial, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Liberia, and Sudan.
Pot four: To be determined after the preliminary round.
By Tunde Eludini