The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations saw its groups drawn during a star-studded gala Tuesday evening in Yaoundé. Cameroon hosts the pandemic-postponed tournament, Africa’s premier football showcase, from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
Cameroon‘s Indomitable Lions, five-time tournament champs, will host Burkina Faso for the tournament- and Group A-opener in Yaoundé on January 9. Ethiopia and Cap Verde round out Group A.
Group B includes Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Malawi, while Group C will see Morocco take on Ghana, Comoros and Gabon.
In Group D, Nigeria will face Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
Defending champs and tournament favourites Algeria lead a strong Group E that includes Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, while Group F will see Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia squaring off.