Africa Cup of Nations Qualification
FIFA Region
CAF
Season
2022
Location
Africa
Abbreviation
AFNCUPQ

Summary

The 2022 CAF African Cup of Nations Qualifying (AFNCUPQ) started 9 October 2019 and ends 21 March 2021. 52 CAF member countries entered into this tournament. Only Eritrea and Somalia did not enter this tournament. Tournament seeds were based on the 2019 AFNCUPQ Seeding.

This tournament applies the typical "WIN" = 3pts, "DRAW" = 1 pt to determine table positions. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head goal difference, (2) head-to-head goals scored, (3) head-to-head away goals scored, (4) in-group goal difference, (5) in-group goals scored, (6) in-group away goals scored, then (7) a drawing.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 AFNCUPQ was moved to 2022. Qualifying started 9 October 2021.

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Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
Preliminary Round88 CAF teams ranked 45th to 52nd (Chad, Djibouti, Gambia, Liberia, Mauritius, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Sudan) 4 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to the Group Stage
Group4844 CAF teams ranked 1st to 44th4 winners from Preliminary Round12 groups of 4 with Home/Away matches against each team in group, the 1st and 2nd place team in each group advances to the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations (AFNCUP)

Group Stage

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Mali 43 -1-010-73421 -1-0432122 -0-06413
2Guinea 42 -2-08-63322 -0-0630320 -2-02330
3Namibia 41 -0-33-36-321 -0-1333020 -0-2003-3
4Chad 40 -1-31-26-420 -1-1113-220 -0-2013-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
19.10.19Namibia FT GuineaIndependence Stadium (Windhoek)
13.11.19Namibia 21 ChadSam Nujoma Stadium
14.11.19Mali 22 GuineaStade du 26 Mars
17.11.19Chad 02 MaliStade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
 Guinea 20 NamibiaStade du 28 Septembre
11.11.20Guinea 10 ChadStade du 28 Septembre
13.11.20Mali 10 NamibiaStade du 26 Mars
15.11.20Chad 11 GuineaStade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
17.11.20Namibia 12 MaliSam Nujoma Stadium
21.03.21Guinea   MaliStade du 28 Septembre
 Chad   NamibiaStade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
29.03.21Mali   ChadStade du 26 Mars
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Burkina Faso 42 -2-08-52321 -1-0431221 -1-04211
2Uganda 42 -1-17-31222 -0-0630320 -1-1101-1
3Malawi 41 -1-24-25-321 -1-0410120 -0-2015-4
4South Sudan 41 -0-33-24-221 -0-1322020 -0-2002-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
13.11.19Malawi 10 South SudanKamuzu Stadium
 Burkina Faso 00 UgandaStade du 4-Août
17.11.19Uganda 20 MalawiMandela National Stadium
 South Sudan 12 Burkina FasoKhartoum Stadium
12.11.20Uganda 10 South SudanSt. Mary's Stadium (Kitende)
 Burkina Faso 31 MalawiStade du 4-Août
16.11.20Malawi 00 Burkina FasoKamuzu Stadium
 South Sudan 10 UgandaNyayo National Stadium
21.03.21Uganda   Burkina FasoMandela National Stadium
 South Sudan   MalawiJuba Stadium
29.03.21Malawi   UgandaKamuzu Stadium
 Burkina Faso   South SudanStade du 4-Août
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Ghana 43 -0-19-51422 -0-0640421 -0-13110
2South Africa 43 -0-19-74322 -0-0630321 -0-13440
3Sudan 42 -0-26-53222 -0-0650520 -0-2003-3
4São Tomé e Principe 40 -0-40-211-920 -0-2025-320 -0-2006-6
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
13.11.19Sudan 40 São Tomé e PrincipeAl-Hilal Stadium
14.11.19Ghana 20 South AfricaCape Coast Sports Stadium
17.11.19South Africa 10 SudanOrlando Stadium
18.11.19São Tomé e Principe 01 GhanaEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho
12.11.20Ghana 20 SudanCape Coast Sports Stadium
13.11.20South Africa 20 São Tomé e PrincipeFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
16.11.20São Tomé e Principe 24 South AfricaNelson Mandela Bay Stadium
17.11.20Sudan 10 GhanaAl-Hilal Stadium
21.03.21South Africa   GhanaFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
 São Tomé e Principe   SudanEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho
29.03.21Sudan   South AfricaStade de Al-Merrikh
 Ghana   São Tomé e PrincipeOhene Djan Sports Stadium (Accra)
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Gambia 42 -1-17-86221 -1-0443121 -0-13431
2Gabon 42 -1-17-54122 -0-0642220 -1-1112-1
3Congo DR 41 -3-06-32120 -2-0200021 -1-04321
4Angola 40 -1-31-26-420 -0-2014-320 -1-1112-1
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
13.11.19Angola 13 GambiaEstádio 11 de Novembro
14.11.19Congo DR 00 GabonStade des Martyrs
17.11.19Gabon 21 AngolaStade de Franceville
18.11.19Gambia 22 Congo DRIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
12.11.20Gabon 21 GambiaStade de Franceville
14.11.20Congo DR 00 AngolaStade des Martyrs
16.11.20Gambia 21 GabonIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
17.11.20Angola 01 Congo DREstádio 11 de Novembro
21.03.21Gabon   Congo DRStade Omar Bongo
 Gambia   AngolaIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
29.03.21Angola   GabonEstádio da Cidadela
 Congo DR   GambiaStade des Martyrs
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Morocco 43 -1-010-91821 -1-0441322 -0-06505
2Mauritania 41 -2-15-44021 -1-0431220 -1-1113-2
3Burundi 41 -1-24-47-321 -0-1334-120 -1-1113-2
4Central African Republic 41 -0-33-38-521 -0-1322020 -0-2016-5
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
13.11.19Central African Republic 20 BurundiStade Barthélemy Boganda
15.11.19Morocco 00 MauritaniaStade Prince Moulay Abdallah
19.11.19Burundi 03 MoroccoStade Intwar
 Mauritania 20 Central African RepublicStade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya
11.11.20Mauritania 11 BurundiStade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya
13.11.20Morocco 41 Central African RepublicStade Mohamed V
15.11.20Burundi 31 MauritaniaStade Intwari
17.11.20Central African Republic 02 MoroccoStade de la Réunification
21.03.21Mauritania   MoroccoStade Olympique (Nouakchott)
 Burundi   Central African RepublicPrince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
29.03.21Central African Republic   MauritaniaComplexe Sportif Barthelemy Boganda
 Morocco   BurundiStade Mohamed V
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Cameroon 43 -1-010-71621 -1-0441322 -0-06303
2Cape Verde Islands 40 -4-04-22020 -2-0222020 -2-02000
3Mozambique 41 -1-24-58-321 -0-1322020 -1-1136-3
4Rwanda 40 -2-22-03-320 -1-1101-120 -1-1102-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
06.07.19Cameroon FT RwandaStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
13.11.19Cameroon 00 Cape Verde IslandsStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
14.11.19Mozambique 20 RwandaEstádio do Zimpeto
17.11.19Rwanda 01 CameroonStade Régional de Nyamirambo
18.11.19Cape Verde Islands 22 MozambiqueEstádio Nacional de Cabo Verde
12.11.20Cameroon 41 MozambiqueStade de la Réunification
 Cape Verde Islands 00 RwandaEstádio Nacional de Cabo Verde
16.11.20Mozambique 02 CameroonEstádio do Zimpeto
17.11.20Rwanda 00 Cape Verde IslandsStade Régional de Nyamirambo
21.03.21Cape Verde Islands   CameroonEstádio da Várzea
 Rwanda   MozambiqueStade Amahoro
29.03.21Mozambique   Cape Verde IslandsEstádio do Zimpeto
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Egypt 42 -2-08-52321 -1-0421121 -1-04312
2Comoros 42 -2-08-42221 -1-0421121 -1-04211
3Kenya 40 -3-13-45-120 -2-0222020 -1-1123-1
4Togo 40 -1-31-26-420 -0-2014-320 -1-1112-1
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
14.11.19Togo 01 ComorosStade de Kégué
 Egypt 11 KenyaBorg El Arab Stadium
18.11.19Comoros 00 EgyptStade omnisports de Malouzini
 Kenya 11 TogoMoi International Sports Centre
11.11.20Kenya 11 ComorosMoi International Sports Centre
14.11.20Egypt 10 TogoCairo International Stadium
15.11.20Comoros 21 KenyaStade omnisports de Malouzini
17.11.20Togo 13 EgyptStade de Kégué
21.03.21Kenya   EgyptMoi International Sports Centre
 Comoros   TogoStade Saïd Mohamed Cheikh
29.03.21Egypt   ComorosCairo International Stadium
 Togo   KenyaStade de Kégué
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Algeria 43 -1-010-113822 -0-0681721 -1-04321
2Zimbabwe 41 -2-15-56-120 -2-0222021 -0-1334-1
3Botswana 41 -1-24-23-121 -0-1311020 -1-1112-1
4Zambia 41 -0-33-39-621 -0-1333020 -0-2006-6
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
22.09.19Zimbabwe FT ZambiaNational Sports Stadium (Harare)
14.11.19Algeria 50 ZambiaStade Mustapha Tchaker
15.11.19Zimbabwe 00 BotswanaNational Sports Stadium (Harare)
18.11.19Botswana 01 AlgeriaBotswana National Stadium
19.11.19Zambia 12 ZimbabweNational Heroes Stadium
12.11.20Zambia 21 BotswanaNational Heroes Stadium
 Algeria 31 ZimbabweStade 5 Juillet 1962
16.11.20Zimbabwe 22 AlgeriaNational Sports Stadium (Harare)
 Botswana 10 ZambiaFrancistown Stadium
21.03.21Zambia   AlgeriaLevy Mwanawasa Stadium
 Botswana   ZimbabweBotswana National Stadium
29.03.21Algeria   BotswanaStade Mustapha Tchaker
 Group ILeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Senegal 44 -0-012-91822 -0-0640422 -0-06514
2Congo 42 -1-17-52322 -0-0650520 -1-1102-2
3Guinea-Bissau 41 -0-33-36-321 -0-1331220 -0-2005-5
4Eswatini 40 -1-31-19-820 -1-1114-320 -0-2005-5
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
13.11.19Guinea-Bissau 30 EswatiniEstádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
 Senegal 20 CongoStade Lat Dior
17.11.19Eswatini 14 SenegalMavuso Sports Centre
 Congo 30 Guinea-BissauStade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
11.11.20Senegal 20 Guinea-BissauStade Lat Dior
12.11.20Congo 20 EswatiniStade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
15.11.20Guinea-Bissau 01 SenegalEstádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
16.11.20Eswatini 00 CongoMavuso Sports Centre
21.03.21Congo   SenegalStade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
 Eswatini   Guinea-BissauSomhlolo National Stadium
29.03.21Senegal   EswatiniStade Léopold Sédar Senghor
 Guinea-Bissau   CongoEstádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
 Group JLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Tunisia 43 -1-010-72522 -0-0651421 -1-04211
2Equatorial Guinea 42 -0-26-55021 -0-1311021 -0-13440
3Tanzania 41 -1-24-45-121 -1-0432120 -0-2013-2
4Libya 41 -0-33-59-421 -0-1344020 -0-2015-4
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
15.11.19Tanzania 21 Equatorial GuineaBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
 Tunisia 41 LibyaStade Olympique de Radès
19.11.19Equatorial Guinea 01 TunisiaNuevo Estadio de Malabo
 Libya 21 TanzaniaStade Mustapha Ben Jannet
30.03.20Tanzania FT LibyaBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
11.11.20Libya 23 Equatorial GuineaAll Ahly WE Al Salam Stadium
13.11.20Tunisia 10 TanzaniaStade Olympique de Radès
15.11.20Equatorial Guinea 10 LibyaEstadio de Bata
17.11.20Tanzania 11 TunisiaBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
21.03.21Libya   TunisiaJune 11 Stadium
 Equatorial Guinea   TanzaniaEstadio de Bata
29.03.21Tunisia   Equatorial GuineaStade Olympique de Radès
 Group KLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Madagascar 42 -1-17-95421 -1-0421121 -0-13743
2Côte d'Ivoire 42 -1-17-54122 -0-0631220 -1-1123-1
3Ethiopia 42 -0-26-53222 -0-0651420 -0-2002-2
4Niger 41 -0-33-310-721 -0-1336-320 -0-2004-4
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
16.11.19Madagascar 10 EthiopiaMahamasina Municipal Stadium
 Côte d'Ivoire 10 NigerStade Félix Houphouët-Boigny
19.11.19Ethiopia 21 Côte d'IvoireBahir Dar Stadium
 Niger 26 MadagascarGénéral Seyni Kountché Stadion
12.11.20Côte d'Ivoire 21 MadagascarStade Olympique Alassane Ouattara
13.11.20Niger 10 EthiopiaGénéral Seyni Kountché Stadion
17.11.20Madagascar 11 Côte d'IvoireStade de Barikadimy
 Ethiopia 30 NigerBahir Dar Stadium
21.03.21Niger   Côte d'IvoireGénéral Seyni Kountché Stadion
 Ethiopia   MadagascarAddis Ababa National Stadium
29.03.21Côte d'Ivoire   EthiopiaStade Félix Houphou¨l;t-Boigny
 Madagascar   NigerMahamasina Municipal Stadium
 Group LLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Nigeria 42 -2-08-107321 -1-0465121 -1-04422
2Benin 42 -1-17-32122 -0-0620220 -1-1112-1
3Sierra Leone 40 -3-13-56-120 -2-0211020 -1-1145-1
4Lesotho 40 -2-22-36-320 -1-1124-220 -1-1112-1
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
13.11.19Sierra Leone 11 LesothoBrookfields National Stadium
 Nigeria 21 BeninAkwa Ibom Stadium
17.11.19Benin 10 Sierra LeoneStade Charles de Gaulle (Porto-Novo)
 Lesotho 24 NigeriaSetsoto Stadium
13.11.20Nigeria 44 Sierra LeoneSamuel Ogbemudia Stadium
14.11.20Benin 10 LesothoStade Charles de Gaulle (Porto-Novo)
17.11.20Lesotho 00 BeninSetsoto Stadium
 Sierra Leone 00 NigeriaBrookfields National Stadium
21.03.21Benin   NigeriaStade de l'Amitié
 Lesotho   Sierra LeoneSetsoto Stadium
29.03.21Nigeria   LesothoAbuja Stadium
 Sierra Leone   BeninBrookfields National Stadium

Preliminary Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateMauritius () 25 São Tomé e Principe () 
09.10.19Mauritius 13 São Tomé e PrincipeStade Anjalay
13.10.19São Tomé e Principe 21 MauritiusEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho
AggregateSouth Sudan () 31 Seychelles () 
09.10.19South Sudan 21 SeychellesStade de Al-Merrikh
13.10.19Seychelles 01 South SudanStade Linité
AggregateDjibouti () 22 Gambia () 
09.10.19Djibouti 11 GambiaStade du Ville
13.10.19Gambia 11 DjiboutiIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
 Gambia advances on PKs (3-2) 
AggregateLiberia () 11 Chad () 
09.10.19Liberia 10 ChadSamuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex
13.10.19Chad 10 LiberiaStade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
 Chad advances on PKs (5-4)