The Uganda Men’s football national team, the Cranes have been drawn in group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
This was revealed on Thursday evening at the Meriott Hotel Zamalek in Cairo, Egypt where the draws were conducted.
In their group, Uganda will tussle it out with Burkina Faso, Malawi and the winner between South Sudan and Seychelles.
Uganda was initially placed in pot two of the draws with Burkina Faso in pot A. The group looks easier compared to one the Cranes topped on their way to AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
Then, they were drawn alongside East Africa neighbours Tanzania, Cape Varde and Lesotho. It is highly anticipated that Uganda will negotiate their way to the finals tournament that will be played in Cameroon.
The top two from each group makes it to the finals.
The AFCON 2021 Qualification Groups
Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia Or Chad
Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan Or Seychelles
Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius Or Sao Tome e Principe
Group D: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti Or The Gambia
Group E: Morocco, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Burundi
Group F: Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Rwanda, Mozambique
Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands
Group H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Group I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini
Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania
Group K: Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia
Group L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho
Source: PML Daily
Author: Allan Bangirana
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