World Cup 2020: Uganda To Enter Qatar Qualifiers In Second Round

Uganda Cranes will start her campaign for qualifying to the 2020 World Cup in the second round.

CAF, the continental football body, will conduct the draws for the Qatar 2020 qualifiers for Africa on Monday afternoon.

The confederation has already released the format of qualifiers that will involve three rounds.

54 member association from the continent have registered to participate. CAF has divided the qualifying process into three phases – first, second and third.

The 28 lowest-ranked nations according to Fifa rankings of the month of July will face each other in a home and away fixture in the first round.

The 28 are; Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, Sao Tome, Chad, South Sudan, Gambia, Mauritius, Liberia, Ethiopia, Comoros, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Togo, Malawi, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Central African Republic and Tanzania.\

From there, the fourteen winners will join the 26 best ranked –including Uganda- to form the 40 for the second round. The 40 will be pooled in ten groups of four each. The top teams from the ten groups will be drawn against each other to get the five that will play in Qatar.

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