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banner Sunday, 13 February, 2000, 13:19 GMT
Draw made for Mali 2002

Qualifying for Mali 2002 will begin in June


The organisers of the African Cup of Nations have made the draw for the initial qualifying stages of the 2002 tournament in Mali.

The winners of the preliminary-round matches and the teams who received byes will go into a fresh draw during July, when seven groups of four will be created with the winners and runners-up qualifying for the finals.

Hosts Mali and the Nations Cup holders qualify for the finals automatically.

Preliminary draw:

Guinea Bissau v Morocco

Gambia v Guinea

Equatorial Guinea v Angola

Cape Verde Islands v Liberia

Mauritania v Burkina Faso

Sierra Leone v Togo

Benin v Namibia

Niger v Cote d'Ivoire

Sao Tome e Principe v Gabon

Central African Republic v Democratic Republic of Congo

Sudan v Eritrea

Rwanda v Congo

Djibouti v Burundi

Botswana v Madagascar

Chad v Libya

Ethiopia v Zambia

Seychelles v Zimbabwe

Tanzania v Mauritius

Uganda v Malawi

Lesotho v Mozambique

Swaziland v Kenya

First legs: June 30-July 2, second: July 14-16

Byes: Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and losers of 2000 Nations Cup final between Cameroon and Nigeria.

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