FIFA finalises WCQ for 2022

FIFA finalises WCQ for 2022
Namibia team picture (back row l-r) Manfred Starke, Willem Mwedihanga, Lloyd Kazapua, Benson Shilongo, Ryan Nyambe, Ronald Ketjijere (front row l=r_ Petrus Shitembi, Larry Horaeb, Peter Shalulile, Chris Katjiukua, Deon Hotto during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between South Africa and Namibia at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 28 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Sep 01, 2019. 11:00

FIFA have finalised the schedule of African World Cup qualifying matches over the next 10 days as the 28 lowest-ranked nations on the continent begin the road to Qatar in 2022.

The 14 knockout. ties are being played over two legs, starting on Wednesday and concluding next Tuesday.

The winners advance to the next stage where they will be joined by 26 countries handed a bye into the second round.

All of Africa’s 54 member nations have entered the preliminaries but only five will qualify for the 32-nation field.

The full fixture list is:

First round, first leg

Wednesday, September 4

Burundi v Tanzania, Bujumbura

Djibouti v Eswatini, Djibouti

Eritrea v Namibia, Asmara

Ethiopia v Lesotho, Bahir Dar

Liberia v Sierra Leone, Monrovia

Mauritius v Mozambique, Belle Vue

Sao Tome e Principe v Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome

South Sudan v Equatorial Guinea, Khartoum (Sudan)

Thursday, September 5

Chad v Sudan, Ndjamena

Seychelles v Rwanda, Mahe

Somalia v Zimbabwe, Djibouti

Friday, September 6

Comoros Islands v Togo, Moroni

Gambia v Angola, Banjul

Saturday, September 7

Botswana v Malawi, Francistown

First round, second leg

Sunday, September 8

Equatorial Guinea v South Sudan, Malabo

Lesotho v Ethiopia, Maseru

Sierra Leone v Liberia, Freetown

Tanzania v Burundi, Dar-es-Salaam

Zimbabwe v Somalia, Bulawayo

Tuesday, September 10

Angola v Gambia, Luanda

Eswatini v Djibouti, Manzini

Guinea Bissau v Sao Tome e Principe, Bissau

Malawi v Botswana, Blantyre

Mozambique v Mauritius, Maputo

Namibia v Eritrea, Windhoek

Rwanda v Seychelles, Kigali

Sudan v Chad, Khartoum

Togo v Comoros Islands, Lome

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