11 September 2012

Africa: Cranes Get Bye, Play Tanzania in Round One of Chan Qualifiers

The Uganda Cranes is one of four teams that have got byes to the first round of the South Africa 2014 Nations Championships qualifiers.

Drawn in the Central-East Zone of Africa, Uganda will join the qualifiers in the first round together with Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania in June/ July next year.

Home based national team players will kick-start their campaign for the third edition of the competition with an away leg against neighbours Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on the weekend of June 21-23 before the return leg in Kampala two weeks later.

The two teams met in the inaugural CHAN qualifiers in 2009 where Tanzania prevailed 2-1 on aggregate.

They went onto disappoint in Khartoum, Sudan losing all three matches to finish last in their group.

Other teams drawn in the Central-East zone for the 2014 qualifiers include Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea who kick off the championship in the preliminary round due in November and December this year.

DR Congo won the inaugural event held in Sudan, while Tunisia are the defending champions.

2014 Africa Nations Championship:

Qualifying Fixtures

First round, July 2013

Tanzania v Uganda

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