African Cup of Nations Group A – Group F, Nigeria vs Egypt.

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African Cup of Nations Group A includes Cameroon, host country of the competition and second most titled nation in Africa with five trophies, will face in the opening match Burkina Faso on January 9 in Yaoundé, then Ethiopia and Cape Verde.

African Cup of Nations Group A

African Cup of Nations Group E have  Algeria as a defending champion, and will face Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, in the clash of Group E of the 2022 edition (January 9-February 6), according to the draw made in Yaoundé on Tuesday.

Egypt, seven-time winners of the CAN, will face Nigeria in Group D in another highly anticipated first round match. Sudan and Guinea Bissau will accompany both teams.

The Algerian Fennecs, led by Riyad Mahrez and undefeated in 27 games, are favourites for a third title. The first, second and best four thirds in each group will advance to the round of 16.

Senegal, another contender for the final victory, with its star Sadio Mané, inherited group B with Malawi, Guinea and Zimbabwe.

Ghana and Morocco will start as favorites in Group C against the Panthers of Gabon and Comoros.

Finally, in group F, Tunisia and Mali, two outsiders of this CAN, will face Gambia and Mauritania.

The competition in Cameroon, initially scheduled for 2021, was postponed to January-February 2022 because of the pandemic.

Below is the full composition of the groups.

African Cup of Nations – Group A

African Cup of Nations Group A includes: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cape Verde

Group B:

Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Malawi

Group C:

Morocco, Ghana, Comoros, Gabon

Group D:

Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau

Group E:

Algeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast

Group F:

Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Gambia


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