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Cranes To Face Somalia/South Sudan In 2018 CHAN Qualifier

Uganda Cranes will face the winner between Somalia and South Sudan in the second round qualifier of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship CHAN.
Brian Majwega battling against a Moroccoan player during the 2014 CHAN in South Africa.
Uganda Cranes will face the winner between Somalia and South Sudan in the second round qualifier of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) made the draws today in Libreville for the tournament slated to take place in Kenya early next year.

South Sudan and Somalia are expected to clash in the first round in April before the second round matches are played in July. In-case Uganda qualify to the next round they will face the winner between Tanzania and Rwanda in the last phase of the qualifiers.

The other pairings for the Cecafa region has Djibouti facing Ethiopia, while Burundi will also take on Sudan. Only two teams form the region qualify for the event.

For the Zorth African zone Egypt will face Morocco, while Algeria battle Libya. The Cup holders DR Congo will face Congo Brazzaville among some of the matches for the Central zone.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will wait to face the winner between Togo and Benin for the Wets B zone, while Cote d'Ivopire takes on Niger and Ghana battle Burkina Faso.

Uganda has played in the last three CHAN events 2011 (Sudan), 2014 (South Africa) and last year in Rwanda.

In another development the CAF executive Committee which met today has today awarded the hosting rights of the 2017 U-17 Total Africa Cup pf Nations to Gabon.

Earlier in the month, Caf's Exco made a surprise decision stripping off Madagascar the hosting rights as they intimated the country did not meet the required regulations.

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