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CAF HEADS FOR GABON, MALABO WITHOUT NIGERIA

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will, this weekend, hold the draws for the Nations Cup holding next year in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Sadly and expectedly, Nigeria will not be in any of the bowls.

According to Equatorial Guinea's Media Head of the Local Organising Committee, the programmes, which would start with the arrival of the CAF Secretariat on Thursday, October 27, would witness the dry run of the draw ceremony.

On Friday, representatives of the qualified teams and the 36 member CAF delegation would arrive in Malabo to participate in series of meetings and seminars aimed at acquainting the teams and designated general coordinators with Nations Cup procedures and expectations.

By 15.00 hrs local time, CAF President Isa Hayatou will address a world press conference.

Saturday would witness the draw proper by 7pm local time to be conducted by the Secretary General of CAF, the Morocan Hicham El Amrani. On Sunday, the CAF delegation, teams' representatives and general coordinators would take a familiarisation visit to the venues in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.