The AFCON 2021 qualifiers comes hot on the heels of the preliminary round of matches which provided much entertainment for soccer fans, with some national teams coming back with huge scalps. Minnows, Sao Tome e Principe prevailed against all odds when they defeated Mauritius to earn a place into the group stages of the qualifiers for the 2021 AFCON tournament. They will meet 1995 champions Bafana Bafana, alongside Sudan and Ghana in Group C.
Sao Tome was the only surprise package in the AFCON 2021 draw, with the country in 190th place according to the latest FIFA rankings for men’s football. They will look to stake their place at the table when they go up against the Black Stars (51), the Sudanese national team (128) and South Africa (71). The AFCON 2021 groups feature a combination of teams that come to the qualifiers with mixed fortunes.
AFCON Qualifiers 2021 Groups
After a poor showing at the AFCON 2019, Bafana Bafana will look to perform better this time around. They have roped in the services of a new head coach in Molefi Ntseki. He takes over from Stuart Baxter who lead the Bafana to the quarter-final stage of the competition in June. The new coach enjoyed a debut win against Mali in the Mandel Challenge and will hope that his chargers carry that momentum to the AFCON 2021 Qualifiers in November.
2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers
The tournament is scheduled to take place on June 2021 and will be hosted by Cameroon. This means that the Lions of Taranga have automatic qualification into the tournament. They will play international friendlies in the interim to get ready for the tournament. Don’t miss the action between the giants of African football. The next international break will be the second week of November. Here is a list of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers dates below.
- 15 November 2023 – 19 November 2023
The resumption of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will take place from the 4th of September 2023. Be sure to stay tuned for all updates on African football at TZ-Bet.