Uganda to start CHAN qualifiers in first round

These players could form CHAN team

Uganda Cranes journey in the forthcoming CHAN 2018 finals in Kenya will start in first round instead of the preliminaries.

Uganda will play the winner between South Sudan and Somalia. South Sudan and Somalia face each other in preliminary round.

Uganda Cranes will then play the winner in that match in the first round. If the CECAFA kings advance, they will play the winner between Tanzania and Rwanda in the second round.

Preliminary round of the qualifiers take place in April 2017 before the first and second rounds in July and August respectively.

CAF has drawn the countries in zones (North, West A, West B, Central, Central East and Southern) depending on their locations.

Uganda Cranes has played at all the previous CHAN editions held in Sudan (2012), South Africa (2014) and Rwanda (2016).

Kenya as the host nation will not take part in the qualifiers.

CHAN is Africa’s second biggest football competition meant for players who are playing in their respective domestic leagues only.

CAF’s Draws for all participating countries

Zone North:

Egypt Vs Morocco

Algeria Vs Libya

Zone West A:           

Sierra Leone Vs Senegal

Guinea Bissau Vs Guinea

Liberia Vs Mauritania

Gambia Vs Mali

Zone West B:

Preliminary Round: Togo Vs Benin

First Round:

Winner Togo/Benin Vs Nigeria

Niger Vs Cote D’Ivoire

Burkina Faso Vs Ghana

Zone Central:

Equatorial Guinea Vs Gabon

Congo Vs DR Congo

Sao Tome E Principe Vs Cameroon

Central East Zone:

Preliminary Round: South Sudan Vs Somali

First Round:

Winner South Sudan/Somali VS Uganda

Tanzania Vs Rwanda

Djibouti Vs Ethiopia

Burundi Vs Sudan

Second Round:

Winner South Sudan/Somalia OR Uganda VS Winner Rwanda OR Tanzania

Djibouti Vs Ethiopia

Burundi Vs Sudan

Southern Zone:

First Round:

Madagascar Vs Malawi

Mauritius Vs Seychelles

Second Round:

Winner Madagascar/Malawi Vs Mozambique

Winner Mauritius/Seychelles Vs Angola

Comoros Vs Lesotho

Namibia Vs Zimbabwe

Botswana Vs South Africa

Swaziland Vs Zambia

Third Round:

Winner Madagascar/Malawi OR Mozambique VS Winner Mauritius/Seychelles OR Angola

Comoros/Lesotho VS Namibia/ Zimbabwe

Botswana/South Africa VS Swaziland/Zambia

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