Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed the dates for Uganda’s 2020 Chan qualification game against South Soudan.
The tournament that strictly allows players that feature in the local leagues is to be hosted by Ethiopia.
Uganda Cranes will face neighbours South Sudan between July 26th – 28th 2019 in the opening round of the first round for the qualifiers.
The return leg will happen between August 2nd and 4th 2019.
The irony of the encounter is that both legs will be played in Kampala because South Sudan requested to have all their international matches for the year 2019 to be played in Uganda since their Juba stadium is under renovation.
The winner between Uganda and South Sudan over the two legs will face the winner between Somalia and Rwanda between September 20-22, 2019 (First Leg in Kigali) and October 18-20 (Second Leg in Kampala) for a slot to the final tournament that will be hosted in Ethiopia come 2020.
The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis to determine the finals in Ethiopia.
Uganda has played at the previous four CHAN Championships in Sudan (2011), South Africa (2014), Rwanda (2016) and Morocco (2018).
Democratic Republic of Congo are the record winners with two titles as Morocco are the reigning champions.