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Eritrea to play in TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2023 qualifiers

Eritrea will be among the teams to be drawn in the preliminary round of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 qualifiers.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) today confirmed that the draw will be conducted on January 21st. 2022 in Douala, Cameroon.

According to the communication from CAF, Eritrea is placed in Level 2 ahead of the draw. The other teams in Level 2 include; Chad, Sao Tome & Principe, Djibouti, Somalia and Seychelles.

The preliminary round will see the 12 least ranked teams divided into two levels. The six highest ranked teams will play against the six least ranked teams (the 1st leg will be played at home of the lower ranked teams).

The six aggregate winners will join the 42 highest ranked teams into the Group Stage of the qualifiers. Cote d’Ivoire will hosts the AFCON 2023.

Level 1: Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Gambia, South Sudan, Mauritius

Level 2: Chad, Sao Tome & Principe, Djibouti, Somalia, Seychelles, Eritrea


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