AFCON 2025 Qualifiers draw: Date, where to watch, and time

The countdown is on, and the wait is more and more unbearable for African football fans. While AFCON 2025 is scheduled for next year, the draw for the Qualifiers will take place on Thursday, 4 July, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The eagerly anticipated draw will be held at SuperSport studios in Johannesburg, at 13:30 WAT. In this article, we'll provide all the details you need to know about the draw.

When is AFCON 2025?

Although the dates are not yet confirmed, the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations is expected to run from July to August 2025.

Where can I watch the AFCON 2025 draw?

Given that the draw will take place at SuperSport studios, fans in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana can catch the draw live on SuperSport.

Canal+ Sport will broadcast the AFCON 2025 draw for those who reside in Francophone African countries, while those in North African countries can tune in to beIN Sports for the live coverage.

AFCON 2025 Qualifiers: Date, where to watch, and time of the draw
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Who will host AFCON 2025?

AFCON 2025 will take place in Morocco. It is worth mentioning that Guinea were initially selected as the hosts, but their hosting rights were stripped, and a new bidding process was initiated.

This will be Morocco's second time as hosts, and their first since 1988.

Which teams will be involved in the AFCON 2025 Qualifiers?

A total of 48 teams will be split into 12 groups of four teams, who will square off against each other, and the top two teams in each group will book a spot at the Nations Cup. For the draw, these 48 teams will be divided into four pots, according to their FIFA ranking.

Defending champions Ivory Coast, runners-up Nigeria, and hosts Morocco are expected to be in Pot 1, while the teams that advanced through the Preliminary Round (Chad, Eswatini, Liberia, and South Sudan) will be in Pot 4.

AFCON 2025 Qualifiers: Date, where to watch, and time of the draw
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On that note, these are the 48 teams that will be involved in the draw for the AFCON 2025 Qualifiers.

Pot 1

  • Morocco (13th)
  • Senegal (17th)
  • Nigeria (30th)
  • Egypt (37th)
  • Ivory Coast (38th)
  • Tunisia (41st)
  • Algeria (43rd)
  • Mali (44th)
  • Cameroon (51st)
  • South Africa (59th)
  • Burkina Faso (62nd)
  • DR Congo (63rd)

Pot 2

  • Cape Verde (65th)
  • Ghana (68th)
  • Guinea (76th)
  • Equatorial Guinea (79th)
  • Gabon (84th)
  • Zambia (86th)
  • Uganda (92nd)
  • Angola (94th)
  • Benin (97th)
  • Mauritania (105th)
  • Namibia (106th)
  • Kenya (107th)

Pot 3

  • Madagascar (109th)
  • Mozambique (110th)
  • Congo (111th)
  • Togo (113th)
  • Libya (114th)
  • Guinea-Bissau (116th)
  • Comoros (117th)
  • Tanzania (119th)
  • Zimbabwe (122nd)
  • Malawi (125th)
  • Sierra Leone (126th)
  • Sudan (127th)

Pot 4

  • Central African Republic (128th)
  • Niger (129th)
  • Gambia (130th)
  • Rwanda (131st)
  • Burundi (140th)
  • Ethiopia (145th)
  • Botswana (146th)
  • Eswatini (148th)
  • Lesotho (149th)
  • Liberia (152nd)
  • South Sudan (167th)
  • Chad (176th)
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