The 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations Is Imminent & Uganda, At 65th FIFA Ranking Is The Most Highly-Ranked…

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It is exactly 16 days to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017. It is scheduled to be the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The draw for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, made on Wednesday, October 19 and the fixtures were downright stunning:

  • Group A: Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau
  • Group B: Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Zimbabwe
  • Group C: Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Morocco, Togo
  • Group D: Ghana, Mali, Egypt, Uganda

The fourth and final group of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations might be the most difficult top-to-bottom, as the draw was made Wednesday.

Egypt, winners three times last decade, 2015 finalists Ghana, rising Mali and Uganda, not to be underestimated, were placed in Group D together. Uganda, at 65th the lowest-ranked FIFA side in the Group, is the most highly-ranked bottom side from any of the groups.

Egypt, Ghana and Uganda also share a 2018 World Cup qualifying group.

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Algeria also face a tough first round in Group B where they also take on Tunisia and Senegal for one of the two qualifying places for the quarter-finals. The draw produced three groups containing three of the top 10 ranked football nations in Africa. Algeria (2), Senegal (3) and Tunisia (4) compose a daunting group.

Holders Ivory Coast meanwhile will start their defence against Togo at the tournament, being held in January in Gabon. Ivory Coast, who beat Ghana on penalties in the 2015 final, are in Group C against Togo, Morocco and DR Congo.

The final is in Libreville on February 5, 2017.

2017 African Cup | FIXTURES

All times CAT (UG, +1)

 Saturday 14 January 2017
 

Gabon              v          Guinea-Bissau Stade d’Angondje       18:00

 

 

Burkina Faso   v          Cameroon        Stade d’Angondje       21:00

 

 Sunday 15 January 2017
 

Algeria             v          Zimbabwe        Stade de Franceville   18:00

 

 

Tunisia             v          Senegal            Stade de Franceville   21:00

 

 Monday 16 January 2017
 

Cote d’Ivoire    v          Togo    Stade d’Oyem  18:00

 

 

DR Congo        v          Morocco          Stade de Franceville     21:00

 

 Tuesday 17 January 2017
 

Ghana              v          Uganda            Stade de Port Gentil  18:00

 

 

Mali                 v          Egypt   Stade de Port Gentil   21:00

 

 Wednesday 18 January 2017 
 

Gabon              v          Burkina Faso   Stade d’Angondje       18:00

 

 

Cameroon        v          Guinea-Bissau  Stade d’Angondje       21:00

 

 Thursday 19 January 2017 
 

Algeria             v          Tunisia             Stade de Franceville   18:00

 

 

Senegal                        v          Zimbabwe        Stade de Franceville   21:00

 

 Friday 20 January 2017 
 

Cote d’Ivoire                v          DR Congo        Stade d’Oyem 18:00

 

 

Morocco          v          Togo                  Stade d’Oyem           21:00

 

 Saturday 21 January 2017 
 

Ghana              v          Mali                   Stade de Port Gentil 18:00

 

 

Egypt               v          Uganda                          Stade de Port Gentil 21:00

 

 Sunday 22 January 2017
 

Guinea-Bissau             v          Burkina Faso   Stade de Franceville   21:00

 

 

Cameroon        v          Gabon               Stade d’Angondje      21:00

 

 Monday 23 January 2017
 

Senegal            v          Algeria          Stade de Franceville      21:00

 

 

Zimbabwe        v          Tunisia          Stade d’Angondje          21:00

 

 Tuesday 24 January 2017 
 

Togo                v          DR Congo        Stade de Port Gentil   21:00

 

 

Morocco          v          Cote d’Ivoire    Stade d’Oyem 21:00

 

 Wednesday 25 January 2017 
 

Egypt               v          Ghana              Stade de Port Gentil   21:00

 

 

Uganda                        v          Mali                 Stade d’Oyem 21:00

 

 Saturday 28 January 2017 
 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade d’Angondje       18:00

 

 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade de Franceville   21:00

 

 Sunday 29 January 2017 
 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade d’Oyem 18:00

 

 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade de Port Gentil   21:00

 

 Wednesday 01 February 2017
 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade d’Angondje       21:00

 

 Thursday 02 February 2017 
 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade de Franceville   21:00

 

 Saturday 04 February 2017
 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade de Port Gentil   21:00

 

 Sunday 05 February 2017 

TBA                 v          TBA     Stade d’Angondje       21:00

 

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