The CAF World Cup 2026 qualifying draw has taken place on Thursday, 13 July in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Sierra Leone has been drawn in Group A with Egypt, Burkinafso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Despite appearing to be a long way off in the distance, the path to the 2026 FIFA World Cup will begin for certain national sides in 2023, with the African (CAF) qualification campaign kicking off in November 2023.

The 2026 tournament will break new ground as a tri-hosted version of the competition, with the USA, Canada and Mexico all staging games, and Africa’s major powers will be hoping to make an impact.