According to the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Ghana, 2013 Afcon champions Nigeria, runners up Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire are among the top seeds.
Therefore, Zambia will avoid meetings with any of the eight teams that made it to the quarterfinals at the 2013 AfCON plus Tunisia and DR Congo who fell out at group stage.
Chipolopolo, the 2012 Afcon winners, could be in for some interesting fixtures against the likes of Senegal, Cameroon, Egypt, Libya and Algeria, among others.
The draw will take place on March 10 in Morocco during Caf General Assembly, with the qualification procedure reverting to its normal format as opposed to the modified mode for the just-conclude edition.
Host nation Morocco gain automatic entry while 15 others will join after the qualifiers.