A total of 48 teams have so far qualified for the second round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers ahead of the draw to be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in South Africa.
The draw will take place in the studios of SuperSport in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday at 17h30 GMT (19h30 South African time). The event will be graced by some legends of the game on the continent, and representing the host nation Ivory Coast will be former Chelsea star, Solomon Kalou.
The UEFA Champions League winner, Kalou will join the CAF Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu along with 53-year old former Bafana Bafana centre back Lucas Radebe for to conduct the draw.
Kalou, a 4 times FA Cup winner with Chelsea, was influential for the Ivorian national football team which he represented between 2007 and 2017.
The 36-year old forward boasts of 93 caps for the Elephants with 27 goals to his credit. Kalou won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title with Ivory Coast when they beat Ghana in the final 9-8 in a marathon penalty shootouts in Equatorial Guinea. The 2009-2010 Premier League winner failed to score in open play during the 2015 AFCON, but converted his kick during the shootouts to help his country claim their second AFCON title.