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Bafana's Group Of Death? - It Won't Be Easy In Egypt

The 2019 African Cup of Nations draw will take place this evening, and Bafana Bafana's placement in the pots could see them end up in a 'Group of Death'.

Take a look at the pots above - Who would you want Bafana to be drawn against?

Like four years ago when South Africa last played at the AFCON in Equatorial Guinea, Bafana find themselves in Pot 3 and face the task of being drawn against two of the top 12 nations in the continent. 

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CAF this year used FIFA’s rankings to decide which teams would go into which pots, with Egypt and Cameroon being in Pot 1 as hosts and reigning champions respectively.

Based on rankings alone, the worst group that Stuart Baxter’s side can find themselves in would be alongside Senegal – Africa’s highest-ranked nation – as well as DR Congo and Zimbabwe, but in terms of pedigree in the competition there is a chance that they could end up pitted against two of the tournament’s most successful in Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria – who have 19 titles between them.

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Here are the four pots, as confirmed by CAF:

Pot 1: Egypt (hosts), Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco.

Pot 2: DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Algeria.

Pot 3: South Africa, Uganda, Benin, Mauritania, Madagascar, Kenya.

Pot 4: Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Tanzania, Burundi.

Which four nations do you think would be involved in a Group of Death? 

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