AFCON preliminary draw, road to Ivory Coast 2023 released

AFCON preliminary draw, road to Ivory Coast 2023 released

The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire 2023 Preliminary Round Draw was conducted on Friday, 21 January 2022, in Douala.

The draw marks the kickoff towards the 34th edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

The former Indomitable Lions defender and captain Rigobert Song and Nigeria Super Eagles former star Emmanuel Amunike assisted CAF Director of Competitions Samson Adamo in the drawing process, which included the 12 least ranked teams.

The six aggregate winners will join the 42 highest ranked teams into the Group Stage of the qualifiers.

Following are the fixtures, with the first legs, played at the home of the lower-ranked teams:

Check out the first round of the 2023 #TotalEnergiesAFCON qualifiers draw results below! 👇 pic.twitter.com/4QD8wLX4bq

— #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) January 21, 2022

Fixtures listed

Eritrea v Botswana

Sao Tome and Principe v Mauritius

Djibouti v South Sudan

Seychelles v Lesotho

Somalia v Eswatini

Chad v Gambia

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