Africa Cup of Nations Qualification
FIFA Region
CAF
Season
2023
Location
Africa
Abbreviation
AFNCUPQ

Summary

The 2023 CAF African Cup of Nations Qualifying (AFNCUPQ) runs from 21 March 2022 to 27 September 2022. 52 CAF member countries entered into this tournament. Tournament seeds were based on the 2023 AFNCUPQ Seeding (based on 23 December 2021 FIFA World Ranking.

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.

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Competition Structure

Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
Preliminary Round1212 CAF teams ranked 43rd to 54th (Botswana, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, Lesotho, Mauritius, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan) 6 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances to the Group Stage
Group4842 CAF teams ranked 1st to 42nd6 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 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFNCUP)

Group Stage

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Nigeria 22 -0-06-1211111 -0-0321111 -0-0310010
2Guinea-Bissau 21 -1-04-73411 -0-0351410 -1-01220
3Sierra Leone 20 -1-11-34-110 -1-0122010 -0-1012-1
4São Tomé e Principe 20 -0-20-115-1410 -0-10010-1010 -0-1015-4
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
09.06.22Nigeria 21 Sierra LeoneAbuja Stadium
 Guinea-Bissau 51 São Tomé e PrincipeGrand Stade d'Agadir
13.06.22São Tomé e Principe 010 NigeriaGrand Stade d'Agadir
 Sierra Leone 22 Guinea-BissauGeneral Lansana Conté Stadium
19.03.23Nigeria   Guinea-BissauAbuja Stadium
 Sierra Leone   São Tomé e PrincipeSiaka Stevens National Stadium
 Sierra Leone   NigeriaBrookfields National Stadium
 São Tomé e Principe   Guinea-BissauEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho
27.03.23Guinea-Bissau   NigeriaEstádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
 São Tomé e Principe   Sierra LeoneEstádio Nacional 12 de Julho
 Guinea-Bissau   Sierra LeoneEstádio Nacional 24 de Setembro
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Burkina Faso 22 -0-06-51411 -0-0320211 -0-03312
2Cape Verde Islands 21 -0-13-22011 -0-0320210 -0-1002-2
3Eswatini 20 -1-11-35-210 -0-1013-210 -1-01220
4Togo 20 -1-11-24-210 -1-0122010 -0-1002-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
03.06.22Togo 22 EswatiniStade de Kégué
 Burkina Faso 20 Cape Verde IslandsStade de Marrakech
07.06.22Eswatini 13 Burkina FasoFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
 Cape Verde Islands 20 TogoStade de Marrakech
19.03.23Burkina Faso   TogoStade du 4-Août
 Cape Verde Islands   Burkina FasoEstádio da Várzea
 Eswatini   TogoSomhlolo National Stadium
27.03.23Togo   Burkina FasoStade de Kégué
 Eswatini   Cape Verde IslandsSomhlolo National Stadium
 Burkina Faso   EswatiniStade du 4-Août
 Togo   Cape Verde IslandsStade de Kégué
19.03.29Cape Verde Islands   EswatiniEstádio da Várzea
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Cameroon 11 -0-03-10100 -0-0000011 -0-03101
2Namibia 10 -1-01-11010 -1-0111000 -0-00000
3Burundi 20 -1-11-12-110 -0-1001-110 -1-01110
4Kenya 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
04.06.22Namibia 11 BurundiFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
 Cameroon CANC KenyaStade Omnisport Paul Biya
08.06.22Kenya CANC NamibiaMoi International Sports Centre
09.06.22Burundi 01 CameroonBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
18.09.22Kenya CANC BurundiMoi International Sports Centre
19.03.23Cameroon   NamibiaStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
 Kenya   CameroonMoi International Sports Centre
 Burundi   NamibiaPrince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
27.03.23Namibia   CameroonIndependence Stadium (Windhoek)
 Burundi   KenyaPrince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
 Namibia   KenyaIndependence Stadium (Windhoek)
 Cameroon   BurundiStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Ethiopia 21 -0-13-32111 -0-0320210 -0-1012-1
2Malawi 21 -0-13-22011 -0-0321110 -0-1001-1
3Guinea 21 -0-13-11011 -0-0310110 -0-1001-1
4Egypt 21 -0-13-12-111 -0-0310110 -0-1002-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
05.06.22Malawi 21 EthiopiaBingu National Stadium
 Egypt 10 GuineaCairo International Stadium
09.06.22Guinea 10 MalawiGeneral Lansana Conté Stadium
 Ethiopia 20 EgyptBingu National Stadium
19.03.23Egypt   MalawiCairo International Stadium
 Guinea   EthiopiaStade du 28 Septembre
 Guinea   EgyptStade du 28 Septembre
 Ethiopia   MalawiAddis Ababa National Stadium
27.03.23Malawi   EgyptKamuzu Stadium
 Ethiopia   GuineaAddis Ababa National Stadium
 Malawi   GuineaKamuzu Stadium
 Egypt   EthiopiaCairo International Stadium
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Ghana 21 -1-04-41311 -0-0330310 -1-01110
2Angola 21 -1-04-32111 -0-0321110 -1-01110
3Central African Republic 20 -1-11-23-110 -1-0111010 -0-1012-1
4Madagascar 20 -1-11-14-310 -1-0111010 -0-1003-3
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
01.06.22Angola 21 Central African RepublicEstádio 11 de Novembro
 Ghana 30 MadagascarCape Coast Sports Stadium
05.06.22Madagascar 11 AngolaMahamasina Municipal Stadium
 Central African Republic 11 GhanaEstádio 11 de Novembro
19.03.23Madagascar   GhanaMahamasina Municipal Stadium
 Central African Republic   AngolaComplexe Sportif Barthelemy Boganda
27.03.23Angola   GhanaEstádio da Cidadela
 Central African Republic   MadagascarComplexe Sportif Barthelemy Boganda
 Angola   MadagascarEstádio da Cidadela
 Ghana   Central African RepublicOhene Djan Sports Stadium (Accra)
19.03.29Madagascar   Central African RepublicMahamasina Municipal Stadium
 Ghana   AngolaOhene Djan Sports Stadium (Accra)
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Algeria 22 -0-06-40411 -0-0320211 -0-03202
2Niger 20 -2-02-22010 -1-0111010 -1-01110
3Uganda 20 -1-11-13-210 -1-0111010 -0-1002-2
4Tanzania 20 -1-11-13-210 -0-1002-210 -1-01110
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
04.06.22Niger 11 TanzaniaStade de l'Amitié
 Algeria 20 UgandaStade 5 Juillet 1962
08.06.22Uganda 11 NigerSt Mary's Stadium (Kitende)
 Tanzania 02 AlgeriaBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
19.03.23Algeria   NigerStade Mustapha Tchaker
 Uganda   TanzaniaMandela National Stadium
 Uganda   AlgeriaMandela National Stadium
 Tanzania   NigerBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
27.03.23Niger   AlgeriaGénéral Seyni Kountché Stadion
 Tanzania   UgandaBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
 Niger   UgandaGénéral Seyni Kountché Stadion
 Algeria   TanzaniaStade Mustapha Tchaker
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Mali 22 -0-06-71611 -0-0340411 -0-03312
2Gambia 21 -0-13-11011 -0-0310110 -0-1001-1
3Congo 21 -0-13-14-311 -0-0310110 -0-1004-4
4South Sudan 20 -0-20-14-310 -0-1013-210 -0-1001-1
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
04.06.22Gambia 10 South SudanStade Lat Dior
 Mali 40 CongoStade du 26 Mars
08.06.22Congo 10 GambiaStade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
09.06.22South Sudan 13 MaliSt Mary's Stadium (Kitende)
19.03.23Mali   GambiaStade du 26 Mars
 Congo   South SudanStade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
 Congo   MaliStade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
 South Sudan   GambiaJuba Stadium
27.03.23Gambia   MaliIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
 South Sudan   CongoJuba Stadium
 Gambia   CongoIndependence Stadium (Bakau)
 Mali   South SudanStade du 26 Mars
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Côte d'Ivoire 21 -1-04-31211 -0-0331210 -1-01000
2Comoros 21 -0-13-32111 -0-0320210 -0-1012-1
3Zambia 21 -0-13-34-111 -0-0321110 -0-1013-2
4Lesotho 20 -1-11-02-210 -1-0100010 -0-1002-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
03.06.22Comoros 20 LesothoStade Omnisports de Malouzini
 Côte d'Ivoire 31 ZambiaStade de Yamoussoukro
07.06.22Zambia 21 ComorosNational Heroes Stadium
09.06.22Lesotho 00 Côte d'IvoireVolkswagen Dobsonville Stadium
19.03.23Zambia   LesothoLevy Mwanawasa Stadium
 Zambia   Côte d'IvoireLevy Mwanawasa Stadium
 Lesotho   ComorosSetsoto Stadium
27.03.23Comoros   Côte d'IvoireStade Saïd Mohamed Cheikh
 Lesotho   ZambiaSetsoto Stadium
 Comoros   ZambiaStade Saïd Mohamed Cheikh
 Côte d'Ivoire   LesothoStade Félix Houphou¨l;t-Boigny
19.03.29Côte d'Ivoire   ComorosStade Félix Houphou¨l;t-Boigny
 Group ILeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Mauritania 21 -1-04-30311 -0-0330310 -1-01000
2Gabon 21 -1-04-10110 -1-0100011 -0-03101
3Sudan 21 -0-13-24-211 -0-0321110 -0-1003-3
4Congo DR 20 -0-20-13-210 -0-1001-110 -0-1012-1
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
04.06.22Congo DR 01 GabonStade des Martyrs
 Mauritania 30 SudanStade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya
08.06.22Gabon 00 MauritaniaStade de Franceville
 Sudan 21 Congo DRAl-Hilal Stadium
19.03.23Congo DR   MauritaniaStade des Martyrs
 Gabon   SudanStade Omar Bongo
 Gabon   Congo DRStade Omar Bongo
 Sudan   MauritaniaStade de Al-Merrikh
27.03.23Mauritania   Congo DRStade Olympique (Nouakchott)
 Sudan   GabonStade de Al-Merrikh
 Mauritania   GabonStade Olympique (Nouakchott)
 Congo DR   SudanStade des Martyrs
 Group JLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Tunisia 21 -1-04-40411 -0-0340410 -1-01000
2Libya 21 -0-13-12-111 -0-0310110 -0-1002-2
3Equatorial Guinea 21 -0-13-24-211 -0-0320210 -0-1004-4
4Botswana 20 -1-11-01-110 -1-0100010 -0-1001-1
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
01.06.22Libya 10 BotswanaMartyrs of February Stadium
02.06.22Tunisia 40 Equatorial GuineaStade Olympique de Radès
05.06.22Botswana 00 TunisiaFrancistown Stadium
06.06.22Equatorial Guinea 20 LibyaNuevo Estadio de Malabo
19.03.23Tunisia   LibyaStade Olympique de Radès
 Equatorial Guinea   TunisiaEstadio de Bata
 Botswana   LibyaBotswana National Stadium
27.03.23Libya   TunisiaJune 11 Stadium
 Botswana   Equatorial GuineaBotswana National Stadium
 Libya   Equatorial GuineaJune 11 Stadium
 Tunisia   BotswanaStade Olympique de Radès
19.03.29Equatorial Guinea   BotswanaEstadio de Bata
 Group KLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Morocco 22 -0-06-41311 -0-0321111 -0-03202
2South Africa 10 -0-10-12-100 -0-0000010 -0-1012-1
3Liberia 10 -0-10-02-210 -0-1002-200 -0-00000
4Zimbabwe 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
 Morocco 21 South AfricaStade Prince Moulay Abdallah
 Liberia 02 MoroccoStade Mohamed V
18.09.22Morocco CANC ZimbabweStade Mohamed V
19.03.23South Africa   LiberiaFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
 South Africa   MoroccoFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
 Liberia   ZimbabweSamuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex
27.03.23Zimbabwe   MoroccoNational Sports Stadium (Harare)
 Liberia   South AfricaSamuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex
 Zimbabwe   South AfricaNational Sports Stadium (Harare)
 Morocco   LiberiaStade Mohamed V
 Group LLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Senegal 22 -0-06-41311 -0-0331211 -0-03101
2Mozambique 21 -1-04-21110 -1-0111011 -0-03101
3Rwanda 20 -1-11-12-110 -0-1001-110 -1-01110
4Benin 20 -0-20-14-310 -0-1001-110 -0-1013-2
2022 AFNCUP
DateHome Status RoadVenue
02.06.22Mozambique 11 RwandaFNB Stadium (Soccer City)
04.06.22Senegal 31 BeninDiamniadio Olympic Stadium
07.06.22Rwanda 01 SenegalDiamniadio Olympic Stadium
08.06.22Benin 01 MozambiqueStade de l'Amitié
19.03.23Senegal   MozambiqueStade Léopold Sédar Senghor
 Benin   RwandaStade de l'Amitié
 Benin   SenegalStade de l'Amitié
 Rwanda   MozambiqueStade Amahoro
27.03.23Rwanda   BeninStade Amahoro
 Mozambique   SenegalEstádio do Zimpeto
 Mozambique   BeninEstádio do Zimpeto
 Senegal   RwandaStade Léopold Sédar Senghor

Preliminary Round

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateEritrea  06 Botswana  
20.03.22Eritrea 03 Botswana
 Botswana wins 3-0 by walkover 
28.03.22Botswana 30 Eritrea
 Botswana wins 3-0 by walkover 
AggregateSeychelles  13 Lesotho  
23.03.22Seychelles 00 LesothoNational Sports Complex (MRI)
27.03.22Lesotho 31 SeychellesVolkswagen Dobsonville Stadium
AggregateSomalia  15 Eswatini  
23.03.22Somalia 03 EswatiniBenjamin Mkapa National Stadium
27.03.22Eswatini 21 SomaliaMbombela Stadium
AggregateDjibouti  25 South Sudan  
23.03.22Djibouti 24 South SudanBorg El Arab Stadium
27.03.22South Sudan 10 DjiboutiSt Mary's Stadium (Kitende)
AggregateChad  23 Gambia  
23.03.22Chad 01 GambiaStade Ahmadou Ahidjo
29.03.22Gambia 22 ChadGrand Stade d'Agadir
AggregateSão Tomé e Principe  11 Mauritius  
24.03.22São Tomé e Principe 10 MauritiusNational Sports Complex (MRI)
27.03.22Mauritius 10 São Tomé e PrincipeNational Sports Complex (MRI)