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CAF sets new dates for suspended 2020 World Cup qualifiers

DAVID GOMBE

The Confederation of African Football has postponed the World Cup qualifiers which were scheduled to take place in June this due to the challenges caused by Covid-19.

The Continental governing body also announced the new international calendar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in a statement released on Thursday

“The Caf Emergency Committee, in consultation with Fifa, decided to postpone the Caf qualifiers for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played in June 2021 after taking into consideration the current challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need to ensure the optimal playing conditions for all participating teams.”

The qualifiers will now take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022.” Read the statement.

Uganda is in group E alongside Kenya, Mali and Rwanda. Uganda was due to face off with Kenya in the first game of the group on June 8th at Nyayo International stadium before hosting Mali on June 12th.

For starters, the third round will see the 10 group winners from the second round drawn into five home and away ties with the five winners progressing to the 22 edition of the global showpiece

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