CAF picks dates for Qatar 2022 African Qualifiers, AFCON 2023 Qualifiers’ draws

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Saturday announced the dates for the draws for both the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The CAF Executive Committee picked the dates at its meeting on Friday in Douala, Cameroon.

It said the draws for the qualifiers for the 2023 AFCON scheduled for Côte d’Ivoire will be conducted on January 21 in Douala.

The preliminary round will be played by a knock-out system, on the basis of home and away matches.

It will include the lower-ranked teams in accordance with the FIFA rankings.

The teams qualified from this round will reach the group stage composed of 48 teams.

As for the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for Qatar, the draws for the final round of the qualifiers will be conducted the following day, January 22, also in Douala.

The 10 qualified teams will be divided into two levels based on the official FIFA ranking, published in November 2021.

ALSO READ: Qatar 2022 Qualifiers: Eagles record dismal home record into last 10

The five highest-ranked teams will play against the five least-ranked teams, and the first leg matches will be played at the home of the lower-ranked teams.

According to the ranking published on November 19 after the last round of the qualifiers, the distribution of the teams on the two pots shall be as follows:

Level 1: Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria

Level 2: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo


Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401…

PT Mag Campaign AD

Source link