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AFCON 2023 Qualifiers Draw Confirmed [Full fixtures]


The preliminary round draw for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers was conducted in Douala on Friday.

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Gambia came into the ongoing edition of the tournament in Cameroon ranked among the lowest 12 teams in the continent, hence the need to pre-qualify for the next.

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There will be six two-leg ties in March and the winners will join 42 other countries in a draw.

That draw will produce 12 groups with the winners and runners-up qualifying for the next tournament in Ivory Coast.

Somalia return to the Cup of Nations after a 34-year absence and will face Eswatini, who have never reached the finals.

Eritrea is another country returning to the qualifying competition after missing a number of editions — they face Botswana in a first appearance since 2008. The qualifying Matches are to be played in March

Eritrea v Botswana

Sao Tome e Principe v Mauritius

Djibouti v South Sudan

Seychelles v Lesotho

Somalia v Eswatini

Chad v Gambia


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