African football giants Ghana will discover today (Monday) which country they must defeat in a playoff to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as the draw for the final phase of the qualifiers is held.
The Black Stars, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria as well as Algeria and Tunisia are seeded for a play-off draw which takes place at the Cairo headquarters of the Confederation of African Football.
Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Ethiopia unseeded.
A noon ceremony at the Cairo headquarters of the Confederation of African Football will create five two-leg ties between seeded and unseeded sides.
And a separate draw will determine who plays at home first as the 51-nation qualifying competition reaches an intriguing climax.
Seedings were decided by the monthly FIFA Africa rankings released this week and topped by the Didier Drogba-captained Ivorians.
First legs are scheduled for October 11-15 and return matches for November 15-19 with the five aggregate winners representing Africa at the global football showcase.
All five qualifiers for the previous World Cup in South Africa three years ago — Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria — are in contention.
South Africa also participated, with hosts earning the right automatically, in a tournament where Africa flopped with only Ghana surviving the first round.
The draw expected to be completed by 1100GMT in the Egyptian capital.
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