CHAN 2020 Qualifiers | Central Eastern Zone (First Round)
- Uganda Cranes Vs South Sudan
- Somalia Vs Rwanda
- Tanzania Vs Sudan
- Kenya Vs Burundi
*Dates and venues to be confirmed later
Uganda Cranes will face South Sudan in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted by Ethiopia.
This was confirmed during the draws held on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on the side-lines of the Organising Committee of the competition.
Acting General Secretary Essadik Alaoui chaired the meeting on behalf of the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
The winner between Uganda and South Sudan over the two legs will face the winner between Somalia and Rwanda for a slot to the final tournament that will be hosted in Ethiopia come 2020.
Forty-seven (47) countries engaged in the battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament of the sixth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
In the other first round games, Tanzania will face Sudan as Kenya will lock horns against Burundi.
Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan and Burundi had been drawn in Pot 1 whilst Pot 2 had Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Tanzania.
The draw was the highlight of the meeting of the 25-member committee, which saw the format and procedure approved.
The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis to determine the finalists for Ethiopia.
Uganda has played at four CHAN Championships in Sudan (2011), South Africa (2014), Rwanda (2016) and lately Morocco (2018).
Democratic Republic of Congo are the record winners with two titles as Morocco are the reigning champions.
Other Round 1 Fixtures
- Algeria Vs Morocco
- Tunisia Vs Libya
Western Zone – A
- Guinea Bissau Vs Mali
- Cape Verde Vs Mauritania
- Liberia Vs Senegal
Western Zone – B:
- Benin Vs Togo
- Winner Benin/Togo Vs Nigeria
- Niger Vs Cote D’Voire
- Ghana Vs Burkina Faso
- Central Africa Republic Vs Chad
- Winner Central Africa Republic/Chad Vs DR Congo
- Cameroon Vs Sao Tome and Principe
- Equatorial Guinea Vs Congo
- Botswana Vs Seychelles
- Swaziland Vs Malawi
- Winner Botswana/ Seychelles Vs Zambia
- Winner Malawi/Swaziland Vs Angola
- Comoros Vs Namibia
- Madagascar Vs Mozambique
- Lesotho Vs South Africa
- Mauritius Island Vs Zimbabwe
- Winner Botswana / Seychelles Vs Zambia Vs Winner Malawi/Swaziland Vs Angola
- Winner Comoros / Namibia Vs Winner Madagascar / Mozambique
- Winner Lesotho / South Africa Vs Mauritius Island / Zimbabwe
The quota for the various zones is as follows:
Northern Zone – 2 teams
Western A Zone – 2 teams
Western B Zone – 3 teams
Central Zone – 3 teams
Central-East Zone – 2 teams + Ethiopia
Southern Zone – 3 teams