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Cranes Know World Cup Opponents June 24

The Confederation of African Football CAF has announced that draws for the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers will be conducted on June 24th.
Skipper Geoffrey Massa in action for the Uganda Cranes.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that draws for the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers will be conducted on June 24th.

Edgar Watson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda FA told URN on Friday that they received communication from CAF that the draws will be conducted on June 24th at the Secretariat in Cairo, Egypt.

Uganda is the only nation in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) region that qualified for the group stage of the qualifiers after ejecting Togo. “I don't think we shall send an official to witness the draws,” said Watson.

The 20 winners from the second round that include Uganda will be drawn into five groups of four nations playing on a home and away basis. The qualifiers will start in October this year.

The five African teams that will be seeded as per the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday include; Algeria, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt and African champions Cote d'Ivoire.

According to the qualifying format Africa will have five nations qualify for the World Cup to take place in Russia. The other African countries that will be drawn include: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, DR Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and  Zambia.

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