Former African Champions Zambia have been placed in Pot 2 for the Cameroon 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Southern Africa powerhouse, who have missed the last two editions of the AFCON, will be hoping to make it for the finals in 2021.

From Pot 2, Zambia will not face Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda,, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya and Libya.

The top seeded countries are Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cameroon (hosts), Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast and Algeria

Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cameroon (hosts), Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria

Pot 2: Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya, Libya

Pot 3: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Malawi, Togo, Sudan, Tanzania

Pot 4: Burundi, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia and four preliminary-round winners

Pot 5: Liberia, Mauritius, Gambia, South Sudan, Chad, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Djibouti

Did not enter: Eritrea, Somalia

Qualifying Process

Stage 1: The eight pot 5 teams will be drawn into four pairings and the winners of the two-leg ties advance to stage 2 as part of pot 4

Stage 2: There will be 12 groups comprised of one team from pots 1-4 and the section winners and runners-up qualify for the finals. Hosts Cameroon are guaranteed a place so only one other team qualify from their group.

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