Africa Cup of Nations: Ranking all 24 qualifiers

Published on: 02 April 2021
  • #24 One qualifier extraordinary: Benin or Sierra Leone

After the last Group L game among Benin and Sierra Leone was delayed because of the previous side declining to acknowledge their positive Covid test results, one of the 24 qualifiers stays remarkable.

Assuming the match is played, Benin need to keep away from rout to qualify.

Notwithstanding, if Caf conclude that - because of Benin declining to acknowledge the test outcomes - the match will be granted in Sierra Leone's kindness, at that point the subsequent 2-0 home success would be sufficient to take the Leone Stars through.

  • #23 Equatorial Guinea

Triumphs in Malabo against Libya and Tanzania guarantee Equatorial Guinea will play at the Nations Cup without precedent for a competition that they're not facilitating.

In any case, it was their 3-2 triumph in Libya a year ago that truly offers some expectation that they can accomplish something other than make up the numbers.

  • #22 Malawi

Getting back to the competition without precedent for a very long time, they crushed Algeria in the 2010 version, however don't anticipate that the Flames should rehash the accomplishment this time around.

They merit monstrous credit for wiping out Uganda, however they will confront a daunting task to get away from the gathering.

  • #21 Ethiopia

Previous heroes, having won the title in 1962, Ethiopia were one of Africa's top groups of the 1950 and 1960s, yet haven't dominated an Afcon match since 1976.

They were phenomenal at Bahir Dar during their passing effort, averaging three objectives for each game, however neglected to remove a solitary point.

  • #20 Guinea-Bissau

Three back to back capabilities is a heavenly accomplishment for one of the landmass' more modest countries.

They've not yet dominated a match at the competition, yet subsequent to outmanoeuvring Congo-Brazzaville 3-0 at home in their last installation, they can't be belittled.

  • #19 Comoros

The current year's Madagascar, the Comoros are the second Indian sea island country to make their Afcon debut, having appreciated sensational advancement lately.

The away triumph in Togo and the home draw with Egypt showed their nous and capacity to pound out outcomes, however the 4-0 pounding by the Pharaohs in Cairo this week features the work that lies ahead.

  • #18 Gambia

The second of two first-time qualifiers, Gambia have delighted in massive advancement under the tutelage of Tom Saintfiet, who was compensated with another agreement in the outcome of their passing effort.

Empowering results during the 2019 mission was an indication of what might be on the horizon, and qualifying in front of Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a noteworthy accomplishment.

Can their dark horse example of overcoming adversity currently stretch out to the Nations Cup?

  • #17 Zimbabwe

The principle recipients from Zambia's most recent collapse, Zimbabwe could even stand to be crushed by their close to neighbours in their last gathering game.

The Warriors were somewhat lightweight—both allegorically and in a real sense—at the last Nations Cup, despite the fact that their retaliate to take a point from Algeria in Harare a year ago was one of the rebounds of the passing effort.

Unquestionably, in any semblance of Tino Kadewere, Khama Billiat and Knowledge Musona, they have assaulting choices who can hurt resistance protections.

  • #16 Sudan

Like Ethiopia, they're among the fallen monsters of African football, and in the wake of taking out South Africa during capability, they should not be thought little of.

They to a great extent killed Bafana in Omdurman took their risks well, and they could cause groups a couple of difficulties in Cameroon.

  • #15 Mauritania

Physical and coordinated, with a bit of class in advance, Mauritania figured out how to expand on their presentation capability in 2019… in contrast to any semblance of Burundi and Madagascar.

They lost only once during capability and will focus on their first triumph at the Nations Cup come 2022.

  • #14 Gabon

Conquered a pained mission to progress from Group D, going some way or another to offering reparations for passing up the Nations Cup in 2019.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays a deadly administrator, fit for terminating the Panthers past some other group on their day, and he'll be frantic to take advantage of a last chance to appreciate global greatness.

  • #12 Guinea

Have improved lately, with Naby Keita of Liverpool again ending up being the critical man in the core of the recreation centre.

He's unshackled with the public side, tearing forward to impact procedures in the last third, and Guinea shouldn't be disparaged one year from now.

  • #11 Mali

Qualified effortlessly, just to be crushed by Guinea in their last qualifier recently.

They will be strong administrators, however, can any semblance of Moussa Djenepo, Moussa Marega and Sekou Koita assist them with improving late exhibitions at the Afcon?

  • #10 Burkina Faso

Quite possibly the most prominent truants at the last Nations Cup, Burkina Faso kept away from Zambia's 'accomplishment' of passing up a major opportunity twice in succession and advanced as Group B victors.

Yielded only twice during the passing effort, and ongoing increases of any semblance of Bryan Dabo and Lacina Traore improve a solid group led by Bertrand Traore of Aston Villa.

  • #9 Ghana

Finalists as of late as 2015, yet they've been on the decrease from that point onward, are as yet attempting to discover their personality under CK Akonnor.

Discussion eclipsed their worldwide break, yet four focuses from South Africa and Sao Tome e Principe looks good for the Nations Cup.

  • #8 Cameroon

Qualifying as hosts, Cameroon have a lot of work to do on the off chance that they're to do themselves equity on home soil.

Their new 2-1 loss by Cape Verde in Praia just served to feature the huge work mentor Toni Conceicao needs to do to if the Central African goliaths won't crash and burn.

  • #7 Ivory Coast

Underachievers since winning the title in 2015, the Elephants were crushed by Ethiopia before in the passing effort, yet won their last four games to qualify in style.

Obnoxiously, they have the quality to blow groups away, while any semblance of Serge Aurier, Eric Bailly and Willy Boly are among Africa's most cultivated protectors.

  • #6 Tunisia

Didn't start to perspire during capability, and truly turned it on against North African opponents Libya, scoring nine across two games.

In any semblance of Wahbi Khazri and Youssef Msakni, they have etched veterans who will be frantic to conceivably end their global vocations with African gold.

  • #5 Egypt

Urgent to intrigue subsequent to slamming out despicably on home soil, Egypt conquered a lethargic beginning to capability to finish off Group G with 12 focuses.

They were especially severe in their 4-0 gutting of the Comoros in their last gathering game, and in Mohamed Salah, they have a real distinct advantage.

  • #4 Nigeria

Still not totally persuading under Gernot Rohr, however, the Super Eagles could be competitors to better their third-put finish in 2019.

They are capable, have alternatives across the recreation centre, and some quality goalscoring choices.

Will they be more than the amount of their parts?

  • #3 Algeria

The defending champs have tip top hostile alternatives—the sort of value that can outgun any of their adversaries—and they gloat strength top to bottom.

The experience of winning in 2019 will work well for them, however, will too many key components of the side be past that certain point come one year from now?

  • #2 Morocco

Still not persuading everybody, except Morocco have a wonderful assortment of gifts, with guarded robustness, choices in assault and the innovative virtuoso of Hakim Ziyech and Adel Taarabt.

  • #1 Senegal

At present positioned twentieth on the planet, Senegal will weapon for their first title in Cameroon and—motivated by Sadio Mane—they may very well do it