A peculiar draw in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening placed East
African neighbours Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda in the same pool, drawing
immediate excitement even before chances of qualifying are delved into.
Mali, the biggest name in the pool, completed Group E.
first round of group games begins in October this year and ends in
October 2021 before the final round of play-offs the following month.
10 group winners will progress to the final play-off round, where
two-legged ties will decide Africa's five World Cup representatives in
The qualifiers had been due to begin this March
but Caf postponed them after re-scheduling the 2021 Africa Cup of
Nations from June to January.
.The first round of African qualifiers saw the continent's 28 lowest-ranke...