KAMPALA: Uganda Cranes will play the winner between Tanzania and Somalia in the second round of the Total Energies African Nations Championship- CHAN qualifiers.
This was confirmed on Thursday after the round one draws for the qualifiers that were conducted in Cairo, Egypt. The draws were conducted by CAF Head of Competitions Khaled Nassar and Algeria’s Djamal Menad.
The game will be played in August 2022 in the second round. According to the qualifiers, the winner will qualify automatically for the final tournament.
The CHAN 2023 tournament was initially slated for 10 July to 1 August 2022, but the African Soccer governing body- CAF rescheduled it to January 2023, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tournament is organized after every two years and is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships.
Uganda will be seeking to qualify for the sixth time having appeared at the previous five editions (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2021. But, Uganda Cranes failed to impress in the last edition of the championship.
During the last edition, Uganda exited with only one point after suffering an embarrassing 5-2 defeat to Morocco in the last Group C match, the team drew with Rwanda and lost to Togo respectively in the first two group games.
Morocco is defending champions after defeating Mali in the final of the 2021 edition staged in Cameroon.