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Bright Stars to face-off Uganda Cranes in November

Author: Kelly Abale | Published: August 19, 2020

Players from South Sudan and Uganda lock horns in a 2018 match

South Sudan’ National team Bright Stars will battle their counterparts from Uganda in November 2020 for the African Cup of Nation qualifier match.

An emergency sitting in Cairo, Tuesday, of the Confederation of African Football Committee approved the resumption dates for qualifiers to be hosted by Cameroon 2021.

South Sudan was to face her neighbour Uganda in a doubleheader in Match but the games were postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Committee also confirmed plans to kick start the group stages of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

A busy schedule awaits the participating teams with double-headers from November 2020 through to November 2021 in the battle for spots in the final tournament of the two competitions.

The schedules for the two competitions have had to be revised in light of the COVID-19 outbreak which halted many sporting activities across the continent and beyond.

For Cameroon 2021, the qualifiers resume on 9-17 November 2020 with Day 3 & 4 matches, whilst the penultimate and ultimate matches will take place on 22-30 March 2021.

For the world cup qualifiers, the 40 teams in contention for the five slots for Qatar 2022 will commence their journey between 31 May and 15 June 2021 with the Day 1 & 2 matches.

From 30 August till 7 September, the Day 3 & 4 matches are expected to take place with Day 5 & 6 matches fixed for 4-12 October 2021.

The Playoff matches have been scheduled for 8-16 November 2021.

Meanwhile, CAF is “monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue.”

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