CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Uganda to Play South Sudan in First Round
Total African Nations Championship 2020
Uganda vs South Sudan
Dates to be confirmed
Uganda will face neighbours South Sudan in the first round of the qualifiers of the 2020 Total African Nations Championship(CHAN).
This comes after the draws for the biennial tournament were held on Wednesday at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
Like the format has been in the previous editions, teams will play qualifiers in their respective regions. This means Uganda and her neighbours are in Central Eastern Africa zone.
Uganda Cranes and the Bright Stars of South Sudan faced off in the qualifiers of the 2018 Total Africa Nations Championship and the former won 5-1 on aggregate.
The first leg in Juba ended goalless but Uganda won the return leg at StarTimes stadium 5-1 courtesy of Derrick Nsibambi and Paul Mucurezi(scored four goals).
The winner on aggregate between Uganda and South Sudan will face either Rwanda or Somalia in the second and final qualifying round.
The dates for the game against South Sudan are yet to be confirmed. Ethiopia will host the 2020 Total African Nations Championship.
Uganda has qualified to the final tournament four times failing only once in 2009 at the inception of the championship.
The tournament features only footballers that play in the domestic leagues of each country on the African continent.
MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes at the 2018 CHAN Finals in Morocco