The stage is now set for the greatest sporting spectacle on the African continent.
The 16 qualifiers have been decided for the 2008 African Nations Cup and the draw has taken place to determine which sides will face each other in the group stages.
All eyes are now on Ghana as they conclude preparations for the tournament that kicks off on 20 January in Accra.
Egypt are the reigning African champions.
The Pharaohs won a record fifth Nations Cup title when they beat the Ivory Coast on home soil two years ago.
2008 Nations Cup qualifying
- Group 1: Gabon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar
- Group 2: Mauritania, Egypt, Burundi, Botswana
- Group 3: Uganda, Niger, Nigeria, Lesotho
- Group 4: Sudan, Seychelles, Tunisia, Mauritius
- Group 5: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda
- Group 6: Angola, Kenya, Eritrea, Swaziland
- Group 7: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique
- Group 8: Gambia, Algeria, Guinea, Cape Verde
- Group 9: Togo, Mali, Sierra Leone, Benin
- Group 10: DR Congo, Ethiopia, Namibia, Libya
- Group 11: Zambia, South Africa, Congo, Chad
- Group 12: Malawi, Morocco, Zimbabwe
2006 AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS
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