By Alie Bittar @bittar32

The Confederation of African Football has announced August 17 as the official draw date for the 24 nations TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.

Sierra Leone will be in Cameroon next year after 25-year of trying to reach the continental big stage.

Each nation will be put into a pot depending on their rankings and then drawn into six groups of four teams.

Kei Kamara goal in Guinea at the Général Lansana Conté de Nongo won the final spot in Cameroon on June 15.

Top football dignitaries are expected to attend the process at the Yaounde Conference Centre, Cameroon at 19h00 local time 18h00 GMT.

The Local Organising Committee of Cameroon will get the draw underway ahead of next year’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations descend in the country ahead of the 09 January 2022 kick-off.

Our predicted seeding for the 2021 Afcon draw. In bracket are present Fifa rankings for each qualified Nation.

Pot 1

Hosts Cameroon (55), Senegal (22), Tunisia (26), Nigeria (32) Algeria (33), Morocco (34).

Pot 2

Egypt (46), Ghana (49), Mali (57), Ivory Coast (59), Burkina-Fas (60), Guinea (72)

Pot 3

Cape Verde (73), Gabon (88), Guinea-Bissau (108), Mauritania (101), Sierra Leone (114), Zimbabwe (107)

Pot 4

Malawi (115), Sudan (123), Comoros (131), Equatorial Guinea (132), Ethiopia (140), The Gambia (152)

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