Just after the end of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations, African Football is just getting started as the Total CHAN 2020 Qualifiers take center stage this weekend.
The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis to determine the finalists for Cameroon.
Forty-seven teams are engaged in the battle for 15 places to join the hosts at the sixth CHAN finals tournament.
Democratic Republic of Congo are the record winners with two titles, the same as, Morocco, who are the reigning champions.
Kenya, the Harambee Stars will once again collide with neighbors Tanzania, a repeat of their group stage meeting at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The team set ahead of their departure to Tanzania on Saturday July 27, 2019 for the first leg match set to be played on Sunday, in Dar es Salaam. The return match will be played a week later, on August 4, at the MISC Kasarani.
Kenya will be hoping to make a maiden appearance at the continent’s second-tier national football competition, which is exclusively reserved for players actively featuring in their respective domestic leagues.
The winner of this tie will face Sudan in the second round.
Zambia will be locking horns with Botswana this Friday in Francis Town as the Chipolopolo seek to redeem itself from missing out on AFCON 2019.
The Chipolopolo and the Zebras will face off on Friday with the second leg set for National Heroes Stadium on August 3.
Winner over two legs will play either Angola or eSwatini in the final qualifying round for the Cameroon 2020 CHAN.
The Warriors of Zimbabwe face off against the Island Nation of Mauritius.
Chidzambwa on Monday announced a 32-men squad for the first of the two-legged tie against Indian Ocean Island minnows Mauritius away in Port Louis on Sunday.
The second leg is set for Barbourfields stadium in Bulawayo on August 4.
Should Zimbabwe manage victory in the encounter, they will face the winners of the match between South Africa and Lesotho in the final round of the qualifiers.