The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the weekend, announced the dates for both the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers draws.
CAF, which disclosed this in a statement via their website on Saturday, disclosed that the AFCON, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers draw will be conducted on January 21, 2022, in Douala, Cameroon.
The preliminary round will be played by a knock-out system – home and away fixtures. It will include the lower-ranked teams in accordance with the official FIFA rankings.
The teams that would qualify from this round will reach the group stage composed of 48 teams.
The FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 African qualifiers draws will be conducted on January 22, 2022, in Douala, Cameroon.
The ten qualified teams will be divided into two levels based on the official FIFA ranking, published last November.
The five highest-ranked teams in Africa will play against the five least ranked teams.
Level-1 comprises Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria, while Level-2 comprises Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo.