AFCON Final Draw 2023 Pots Draw Results Group Stage

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AFCON Final Draw 2023 Pots Draw Results Group Stage

2023 AFCON Final Draw will be conducted on Thursday, 12 October 2023 at 19h00 local time (19h00 GMT, 22h00 Cairo/East Africa time, 21h00 CAT). The draw ceremony will be broadcast live on CAF’s YouTube channel and on CAF’s global TV partners.

Draw Procedure

Format of the competition:

The 24 participating teams will be divided into six (6) groups (A, B, C, D, E & F) of four (4) teams each.
The host country is at the top of Group A in position A1.

The trophy holder will be the head of one of the remaining five groups. The other 4 group leaders will be determined based on their FIFA ranking. These top 6 teams make up Level I.

The other 18 teams are distributed in groups of 6 in each remaining level (Level II, Level III, and Level IV) according to their FIFA ranking.


The Africa Cup of Nations sometimes referred to as the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.


Procedures of the draw:
The following 4 pots will be on stage:

Pot 4: Containing the 6 teams of level IV

Pot 3: Containing the 6 teams of level III

Pot 2: Containing the 6 teams of level II

Pot 1: Containing the 5 teams of level I + the host country’s ball in a distinct colour.

The host country’s ball will be the first to be drawn from Pot 1, and it will be placed in position A1.


Pot 1: Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt.

Pot 2: DR Congo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Pot 3: South Africa, Cape Verde, Guinea, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania

Pot 4: Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Gambia and Tanzania.

OFFICIAL FULL LIST: Group Stage Draws For 2023/2024 AFCON

Group A

Ivory Coast (hosts), Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau

Group B

Mozambique, Egypt, Ghana, Cape Verde

Group C

Senegal (holders), Cameroon, Guinea, Gambia

Group D

Angola Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania

Group E

Namibia, Tunisia, Mali, South Africa

Group F

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