Football: 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Seychelles to clash with South Sudan in pot five |05 October 2019
For the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Seychelles will play in pot five against South Sudan for a place in the group stage in an attempt to face the elite in the 33rd international men's football championship of Africa.
Under the guidance of Dutch coach Jan Mak, the Seychelles selection will leave the country for South Sudan in two groups, precisely today and tomorrow.
This in itself is not a very good sign as the match is scheduled for Monday.
The return leg will be played at Stad Linite on Tuesday October 15.
All eight teams from pot five were drawn into four ties and will play in home-and-away two-legged format.
The four winners will advance to the group stage to join the 44 teams who entered directly.
In case of qualification, Seychelles will be placed in group B alongside Burkina Faso, Uganda and Malawi.
The other pot matches on Monday will feature Liberia against Chad, Mauritius against São Tomé and Príncipe, and Djibouti against Gambia.
Hosted by the Confederation of African Football (Caf), the Can 2021 will feature a total of 24 teams in the final tournament including Cameroon who qualified automatically as hosts.
In the group stage, the 48 teams will be drawn into 12 groups of four teams – group A to group L).
Hosts Cameroon will take part in the qualifiers with the team guaranteed a spot in the finals regardless of their ranking in the group.
Their matches and results will count in determining the qualification of the other teams from their group.