Cup announced by the Confederation of African Football on
Group One - Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland,
Group Two - Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania,
Senegal, Togo, Tunisia.
Group Three - Central African Republic or Rwanda,
Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Niger, Sierra Leone.
Group Four - Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania,
Group Five - Gabon, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles,
South Africa, Zambia.
Group Six - Angola, Botswana, Guinea, Mali, Mozambique,
Group Seven - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands,
Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Morocco.
The Central African Republic and Rwanda play a
preliminary round tie over two legs in June with the winner
going to group three.
Top two finishers in each group qualify, along with
hosts Kenya, for the final tournament.
The winner of Sunday's final between Nigeria or Zambia
will automatically qualify as holders. Should Zambia emerge
as winners groups one and five will change to:
Group One - Gabon, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland,
Group Five - Cameroon, Madagascar, Mauritius,
Seychelles, South Africa, Zaire.
The first qualifying matches will be played on the
weekend of September 2-4.