Zambia to face tough 2021 AFCON qualifying race

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Zambia has not been seeded in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.

This means that the Chipolopolo will face any of the top seeds that include Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, DRC, Cameroon, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali. Ivory Coast and Algeria.

Chipolopolo were among the top seed for the 2019 series which the team missed out to Guinea Bissau and Namibia.

But this time around, Zambia has dropped to the second tier, meaning they will avoid teams like Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya and Libya.

According to the announcement made in Cairo yesterday, the draws will be conducted on July 18.

The seeds are as follows:

POT 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cameroon (hosts), Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria

POT 2: Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya, Libya

POT 3: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Malawi, Togo, Sudan, Tanzania

POT 4: Burundi, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia and four preliminary-round winners

POT 5: Liberia, Mauritius, Gambia, South Sudan, Chad, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Djibouti

Eritrea, Somalia did not enter to participate in the competition

Stage 1: The eight POT 5 teams will be drawn into four pairings and the winners of the two-leg ties advance to stage 2 as part of POT 4

Stage 2: There will be 12 groups comprised of one team from pots 1-4.

The winners and runners-up of each of the 12 groups will qualify for the finals. Hosts Cameroon are guaranteed a place so only one other team will qualify from their group.


3 Responses to Zambia to face tough 2021 AFCON qualifying race

  1. It’s good for zambia national team to be meeting strong teams so that they be strong,we all know that zambia is not a strong team.

    July 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

  2. A third consecutive failure is looming.

    July 6, 2019 at 7:04 pm

  3. go Zambia GO

    July 16, 2019 at 11:14 am

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