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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 October 2007, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
Caf release Cup of Nations' seeds
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Seedings are decided by past Nations Cup finals performances
Nigeria and Tunisia will be among the top seeds for next year's African Nations Cup finals in Ghana.

Hosts Ghana and holders Egypt make up the four top-seeded teams announced by the Confederation of African Football.

Four-time winners Cameroon head the list in the second tier of seeds along with Ivory Coast, Morocco and Senegal.

The third tier is made up of Guinea, Mali, South Africa and Zambia while the last tier compromises Angola, Benin, Namibia and Sudan.

It is the first time Sudan have made it to the Nations Cup finals after more than three decades of failing to qualify.

The draw for the 2008 tournament will be made in Accra on 19 October.

One team from each tier will be allocated in a group.

Hosts Ghana will be in Group A, to be based in the capital Accra, while Egypt will be at the head of Group C in Kumasi.

The seedings are determined by past African Nations Cup finals performances.

Seedings:

Pool 1 - Ghana (hosts), Egypt (champions), Nigeria, Tunisia
Pool 2 - Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal
Pool 3 - Guinea, Mali, South Africa, Zambia
Pool 4 - Angola, Benin, Namibia, Sudan



SEE ALSO
2008 Nations Cup
27 Mar 07 |  African
Nations Cup draw on 19 October
02 Oct 07 |  African


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