The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has confirmed new dates for the 2021 AFCON and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
In June, Africa’s football governing body announced the postponement of the 2021 Total African Cup of Nations to January 2022 due to the widely spreading Coronavirus pandemic.
According to CAF’s new communication, Match day 3 and 4 of the AFCON qualifiers will take place between 9th and 17th November, while Match day 5 and 6 will take place from 22nd, March to 30th March 2021.
The 2022 FIFA world Cup qualifiers will resume next year with the match day one and two scheduled between 31st May and 15th June.
The qualifiers will climax with a knockout phase-matches which will be played in November 2021 after all the 40 participating nations have played their 6 games.
In the Afcon qualifiers, Uganda tops group B on 4 points garnered in the 2 games which had been played before the games were called off. The Cranes are level on points with Burkina Faso but better the Stallions on the standings after that goalless draw in Ouagadougou.
Uganda Cranes was also pitted in group E with neighbors Kenya, Rwanda and Mali for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
FIFA International Window Round (Competition)
5-13 Oct 2020 Available to National Associations
9-17 Nov 2020 Match Day 3&4( Total AFCON 2021)
22-30 Mar 2021 Match Day 5&6(Total AFCON 2021)
31 May – 15 Jun 2021. Match Day 1&2 (FIFA WC 2022)
30 Aug – 7 Sep 2021. Match Day 3&4 (FIFA WC 2022)
4 – 12 Oct 2021 Match Day 5&6 (FIFA WC 2022)
8 – 16 Nov 2021 Knock-out Matches (FIFA WC 2022)