By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
With the qualifying round ended the focus will now shift to the official draw for the Total 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON. Kick442.com understands that the draw for the competition has been programmed for June 25, 2021 in Cairo, Egypt.
The competition which will be hosted in Cameroon will run from January 9 to February 6, 2022. The date signifies a shift from the last competition that was held in Egypt in June and July, also going back to its original months.
Cameroon was seeded in Group F during the qualifiers and succeeded in winning the group with a total of 11 points. The country won three of its matches, draw two and lost one, with that one defeat coming away to Cape Verde.
Twenty-three countries have so far qualified for the Total 2021 AFCON. The last team will be decided when Benin and Sierra Leone face each other. Their game had to be postponed due to coronavirus. There have been 334 goals scored in 150 matches, for an average of 2.23 goals per match.
Algeria; Comoros; Burkina Faso, Cameroon; Cape Verde; Ivory Coast; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Nigeria; Senegal; Sudan; Tunisia and Zimbabwe are the countries that have booked their sport at the Cameroon finals.
Comoros and the Gambia will be making their first participation at the AFCON finals while Algeria is the defending champions after winning the 2019 edition in Egypt.
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