Cairo, Egypt – Ethiopia has been drawn in Group B with Mali, Algeria and the winner ofÂ Sao Tome e Principe/Benin â€“ Malawi/ChadÂ Â for AFCON 2015 .
Following the draw, CAFonline.com talked toÂ Juneidi Basha, PresidentÂ of Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) and this was his reaction: “Â Â Â
It is a strong group we find ourselves in, with Algeria, Mali and the winner of the 2nd round qualifier. I however think it is a possibility for us to finish first or second and we will aim for that. Yes it will be tough but after the progress we made reaching last AFCON and CHAN finals we want to maintain that record and even go better hence we got new coach Barreto who will be leading our quest to reach Morocco 2015 finals”.
The final draw:
Group A:Â Nigeria,Â South Africa,Â Sudan and the winner of Match 37/38
Group B:Â Mali,Â Algeria,Â Ethiopia and the winner of Match 43/44
Group C:Â Burkina Faso,Â Angola,Â Gabon,Â Winner of Match 33/34
Group D:Â Cote d’Ivoire,Â Cameroon,Â DR Congo and the winner Match 41/42
Group E:Â Ghana,Â Togo,Â Guinea and the winner Match 35/36
Group F:Â Zambia,Â Cap[e Verde,Â Niger and the winner of Match 45/46
Group G:Â Tunisia,Â Egypt,Â Senegal and the wiinner Match 39/40
Day 1:Â 5-6 September 2014
Day 2:Â 10 September 2014
Day 3:Â 10-11 October 2014
Day 4:Â 15 October 2014
Day 5:Â 14-15 November 2014
Day 6:Â 19 November 2014
Group winners and runner-up of each group plus the third-best team will join hosts Morocco for the final tournament.