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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 13:09 GMT 14:09 UK
Nations Cup draw on 19 October
Egypt celebrating winning the 2006 Nations Cup
Holders Egypt have not yet secured qualification for the 2008 finals
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that the draw for the 2008 Nations Cup finals will take place in Accra on 19 October.

The 16 qualifiers will be drawn into four groups of four for the tournament, which runs from 20 January to 10 February.

Two days before the draw, a Caf inspection team will look at the facilities at the four venues - Accra, Kumassi, Sekondi and Tamale.

There are still three Nations Cup places to be decided, with the remaining four games to be played on 12 and 14 October.

Egypt, Burundi, Botswana, Mali, Togo, Benin and Uganda all have chances of qualifying.

The 12 teams that have booked their place already, along with hosts Ghana, are Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia, Cameroon, Angola, Senegal, Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa and Morocco.

Meanwhile, Ghana will round-up their Nations Cup preparations with the hosting of a four-nation tournament in November.

Guinea, Benin and the United Arab Emirates will line up alongside the Black Stars.

The four-day competition, which begins on 17 November, will be played in Accra and Kumasi.

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2008 Nations Cup
27 Mar 07 |  African


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