The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, like 47 other nations, will know their group opponents in the race to Ivory Coast 2023 this month after the Confederation of African Football has confirmed the draw.

In a communique released on Friday, CAF has said that the draw for the group stages will be conducted on Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 17h30 GMT and will announce all the platforms where people can watch or follow in due course.

The road to Cote d’Ivoire TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations will gain momentum in June 2022 when the Group Stages commence.

CAF also noted that the Organising Committee have approved modifications to the June 2022 window, moving two matches from June to March next year.

Ahead of the draw, Sierra Leone, who missed out on a place in the last sixteen in Cameroon following a 1-0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea, placed in Pot 2.

AFCON 2023 Pots ahead of the draw

Pot 1  Senegal  Morocco  Nigeria  Egypt  Tunisia  Cameroon  Algeria  Mali  Ivory Coast  Burkina Faso  Ghana  DR Congo

Pot 2  South Africa  Cape Verde  Guinea  Gabon  Benin  Uganda  Zambia  Congo  Equatorial Guinea  Madagascar  Kenya  Sierra Leone

Pot 3  Namibia  Mauritania  Guinea-Bissau  Niger  Libya  Mozambique  Malawi  Togo Zimbabwe  Gambia  Angola  Comoros

Pot 4  Tanzania  Central African Republic  Sudan  Rwanda  Burundi  Ethiopia  Eswatini  Lesotho  Botswana  Liberia  South Sudan  São Tomé and Príncipe

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