CHAN 2020 Qualifiers:
Central Eastern Zone (First Round)
Uganda Cranes Vs South Sudan
Somalia Vs Rwanda
Tanzania Vs Sudan
Kenya Vs Burundi
*Dates and venues to be confirmed later
Uganda Cranes will face South Sudan in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Ethiopia.
This was confirmed during the draws held on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on the side-lines of the Organising Committee of the competition.
Acting General Secretary Essadik Alaoui chaired the meeting on behalf of the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
The winner between Uganda and South Sudan over the two legs will face the winner between Somalia and Rwanda for a slot to the final tournament that will be hosted in Ethiopia come 2020.
Forty-seven (47) countries engaged in the battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament of the sixth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
In the other first round games, Tanzania will face Sudan as Kenya will lock horns against Burundi.
Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan and Burundi had been drawn in pot 1 whilst pot 2 had Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Tanzania.
Uganda has played at four CHAN Championships in Sudan (2011), South Africa (2014), Rwanda (2016) and lately Morocco (2018).
Democratic Republic of Congo are the record winners with two title as Morocco are the reigning champions.
Other Fixtures (Round 1):
Algeria Vs Morocco
Tunisia Vs Libya
Western Zone – A:
Guinea Bissau Vs Mali
Cape Verde Vs Mauritania
Liberia Vs Senegal
Western Zone – B:
Benin Vs Togo
Winner Benin/Togo Vs Nigeria
Niger Vs Cote D’Voire
Ghana Vs Burkina Faso
Central Africa Republic Vs Chad
Winner Central Africa Republic/Chad Vs DR Congo
Cameroon Vs Sao Tome and Principe
Equatorial Guinea Vs Congo
Botswana Vs Seychelles
Swaziland Vs Malawi
Winner Botswana/ Seychelles Vs Zambia
Winner Malawi/Swaziland Vs Angola
Comoros Vs Namibia
Madagascar Vs Mozambique
Lesotho Vs South Africa
Mauritius Island Vs Zimbabwe
Winner Botswana / Seychelles Vs Zambia Vs Winner Malawi/Swaziland Vs Angola
Winner Comoros / Namibia Vs Winner Madagascar / Mozambique
Winner Lesotho / South Africa Vs Mauritius Island / Zimbabwe
The quota for the various zones is as follows:
Northern Zone – 2 teams
Western A Zone – 2 teams
Western B Zone – 3 teams
Central Zone – 3 teams
Central-East Zone – 2 teams + Ethiopia
Southern Zone – 3 teams