KAMPALA: The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced dates for the first and second round of the qualifiers of the 2020 Total African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Uganda will play northern neighbours South Sudan in the first leg round of the qualifiers, will play the first leg between July 26th, and 28th in Juba with the second leg to be played between August 2nd and 4th in Kampala.
The aggregate victor over the two legs will have to face the winner between Rwanda and Somalia in the second round of the qualifiers to book a place in the Chan 2020 group stages.
The first leg of the second round will be played between September 20th to 22nd, and the second leg between October 18th and 20th, 2019.
Uganda Cranes are seeking their fourth straight appearance at the 16-team tournament that takes place every two years.
47 teams are engaged in the battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament of the sixth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must use only players playing in their domestic leagues.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have won it twice, holding it the most times while Morocco are the defending champions.
The finals will in Ethiopia between January and February 2020.