Ivory Coast and Ghana top seeds for draw

Top-ranked African side Ivory Coast and World Cup finalists Ghana were named top seeds for this month's Africa Cup of Nations draw, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday.

They will head either Group B or D at the tournament where co-hosts Equatorial Guinea will be in Group A and Gabon in Group C.

Angola, Guinea, Zambia and Tunisia are ranked second seeds while Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco and Senegal will be drawn from the third tier.

The lowest tier of teams is made up of newcomers Botswana and Niger plus Libya and Sudan, who qualified at the weekend in the best runners-up slots.

The seedings were determined on previous Cup of Nations tournament results. The draw is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on October 29.