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Ghana among 2015 AFCON qualifiers top seeds

Ghana have been named among the top seeds for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations draw scheduled to take place next month.

The Black Stars are among the 11 countries named in Pot One of the draw to be held in

The seeding of the Black Stars means Ghana will avoid some of the tough countries on the continent during the qualifiers.

Among the countries seeded are title holders Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Mali.

Ghana were seeded because of their high ranking by FIFA and their performance at the recent Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa.

Forty-four teams are on the starting line of the qualifiers.

The countries were seeded in four pots of 11 teams each according to their current ranking.

The last pot will be decided after the preliminary round of matches.

The draw will take place on March 10 in Morocco during Caf General Assembly.

Seedings

Pot One: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Mali, South Africa, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Zambia, Tunisia, Ghana.

Pot Two: Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Uganda, Congo, Central African Republic.

Pot Three: Ethiopia, Benin, Angola, Niger, Zimbabwe, Equatorial, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Liberia, Sudan.

Pot Four: To be determined after the preliminary round.

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