Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed new dates on which the remaining 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers will be played.
The development comes after CAF confirmed on Wednesday that next year’s championship in Cameroon has been moved from June/July to January/February.
According to the initial fixture, the doubleheader games for matchday three and four were supposed to be played on the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September 2020 respectively. However, the new changes see the games brought forward to March this year.
Match Day five games that were supposed to be played in August have been rescheduled to June with the final group game moving from November to September and October 2020.
Uganda is in group B and will play South Sudan in the doubleheader in March with the Cranes hosting the first leg on 23rd March 2020 before a return leg in Khartoum a week later.
It should be noted that South Sudan host their games in neighboring Sudan’s capital Khartoum.
The next game for the Cranes will come at home against Burkina Faso before in June before wrapping up the qualifying campaign away to Malawi in Blantyre.
Uganda joint top of group B on four points in two games alongside Burkina Faso while Malawi and South Sudan have 3 and 0 points respectively.
The top two teams in each group will qualify for the final tournament in Cameroon.
New Dates for Uganda’s remaining games
- MD 3: Uganda vs South Sudan – 23rd March 2020
- MD 4: South Sudan vs Uganda – 31st March 2020
- MD 5: Uganda vs Burkina Faso – Between 1st– 9th June 2020
- MD 6: Malawi vs Uganda – Between 31st August – 8th September 2020