Egypt, South Africa drawn together

BY foxsports • February 20, 2010

Defending champion Egypt has been drawn in the same qualifying group as South Africa for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

Egypt and this year's World Cup host were paired in Group Seven on Saturday for the tournament co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The 44 teams were separated into 11 groups and will compete for 14 places.

The co-hosts have qualified automatically.

Togo was not part of the process after the Court of Arbitration for Sport denied its request to be provisionally included earlier this week. The country was banned from the next two tournaments after it left last month's edition following a gun attack on its team bus.

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