17 Sep 2013

African draw throws up intriguing clashes

5:51 am on 17 September 2013

Giantkillers Ethiopia have been drawn against Nigeria in the 2014 football World Cup Africa zone play-offs.

The two most successful sides in African football history face off too, with Ghana to tackle Egypt.

Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast face Senegal, Tunisia meet Cameroon, and Burkina Faso play Algeria in the other ties created by the draw in Cairo.

The outcome means the five 2010 qualifiers, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, can make it to the global football showcase again, while South Africa also competed at the last tournament as host nation.

First legs are set for October and the return matches for November with the winners qualifying for the 2014 finals in Brazil.