FILE: Lebo Mothiba of South Africa challenged by Tarek Hamed of Egypt during the African Cup of Nations, Last 16 match between Egypt and South Africa at Cairo International Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana drew Ghana in the qualifying rounds of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The draw was conducted on Thursday evening in Cairo, Egypt.
South Africa was drawn in Group C alongside Ghana, Sudan and the winner of a playoff between Mauritius and Sao Tome e Principe.
Stuart Baxter's troops will again bid to qualify for the showpiece tournament in Cameroon following their bitter-sweet campaign in the 2019 edition in Egypt.
2021 qualifying groups:
Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia/Chad
Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan/Seychelles
Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius/Sao Tome Principe
Group D: Congo DR, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti/Gambia
Group E: Morocco, Central Africa, Burundi, Mauritania
Group F: Cameroon, Mozambique, Rwanda, Cape Verde
Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands
Group H: Algeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia
Group I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini
Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea
Group K: Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopa, Niger, Madagascar
Group L: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Lesotho