4/13/2019 1:50:49 PM (GMT+3)

African Nations Cup: Egypt open campaign against Zimbabwe

African Nations Cup: Egypt open campaign against Zimbabwe

DOHA, Qatar: Hosts Egypt will open their 2019 African Nations Cup campaign against Zimbabwe after the draw ceremony was held in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday.

The Pharaohs, who are in Group A, will also face Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

In Group B, Nigeria will face teams that qualified for the first time -- Burundi and Madagascar besides Guinea will be the other side.

One of the tournament's favorites, Sadio Mane’s Senegal, will play in Group C against Tanzania and Kenya. The Algerian Fennecs will be the other favorite team in this group.

In Group D, Herve Renard will meet Cote d’Ivoire again. The Atlas Lions will have to beware of South Africa and Namibia.

In Group E, the Carthage Eagles will face the Mali Eagles and the Mauritania Muribitoun, for whom this is their maiden tournament and Angola.

Defending champions Cameroon will face the Black Stars of Ghana, Benin and Guinea Bissau.