Zimbabwe in group of death at AFCON

Zimbabwe have gotten the worst possible draw for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.


Algeria and Senegal – ranked second and third in Africa by Fifa – will contest Group B with Zimbabwe and Tunisia.

Kalisto Pasuwa’s men are the only representatives fro Southern Africa and a return to the continent’s showpiece after almost ten years could not be made harder than this draw.

Hosts Gabon will love their draw while Egypt’s return will see them taking on Ghana and the tricky Mali. In the other group holders Ivory Coast will find it hard against DR Congo and the patchy Moroccans.

2017 Africa Cup of Nations draw

Group A Gabon, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso

Group B Algeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tunisia

Group C Ivory Coast, Togo, Morocco, DR Congo

Group D Ghana, Uganda, Egypt, Mali