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Favourable draw for Warriors


ZIMBABWE were yesterday handed what looks like an easy opponent for the 2015 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations second round qualifier after they were drawn against Tanzania.


The draw was held at the Confederation of African Football (Caf) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

The Ian Gorowa side will begin their campaign against Tanzania away in Dar es Salam on the weekend of May 16-18 and the second leg will be played in Harare two weeks later.

If they can get past Tanzania, as hugely expected, Zimbabwe will play the winner between neighbours Mozambique and Sudan in the final qualifying stage for a place in Group D.

The Group D line-up is completed by 2012 champions Zambia, Cape Verde and Niger. Group G is arguably the “group of death” with Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and one from Burundi, Botswana, Central African Republic (CAR) and Guinea-Bissau.

Egypt has lifted the Cup of Nations a record seven times. Tunisia triumphed in 2004 and Senegal were the strongest third seeds.

Qualifiers Draw:

Group A: Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Namibia/Congo/Libya/Rwanda

Group B: Mali, Algeria, Ethiopia, winner of Sao Tomé/Benin/Malawi/Chad.

Group C: Burkina Faso, Angola, Gabon, winner of Liberia/Lesotho/Kenya/Comoros.

Group D: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DR Congo, winner of Swaziland/Sierra Leone/Gambia/Seychelles.

Group E: Ghana, Togo, Guinea, winner of Madagascar/Uganda/Mauritania/EqGuinea.

Group F: Zambia, Cape Verde, Niger, winner of Tanzania/Zimbabwe/Mozambique/South Sudan.

Group G: Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, winner of Burundi/Botswana/CAR/Guinea Bissau.

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