African Nations Championship 2022 Schedule, Fixtures and Everything You Must Know

African Nations Championship 2022 schedule is released, the upcoming edition was supposed to happen in 2022, but it got postponed and now the tournament is taking place from 16 January to 7 February 2022 and the hosting rights have been won by Cameroon. Ahead of the event, here’s the 2022 African Nations Championship fixtures, dates, venues and qualified teams for the tournament.

Africans Nations Championship was formulated in 2007 and the first edition was played in 2009 and the upcoming edition would mark its 6th edition. However, one interesting fact to note is that the players who play for their respective country’s clubs are only allowed to play for their national side in this tournament. Forex – an Egyptian player is only eligible to play for the Cameroon national team if he is playing for an Egyptian club.

2021 African Nations Championship

2021 Africans Nations ChampionshipDetails (Africa)
Date16 January – 7 February 2022
HostCameroon
Teams16
Venue4 Different Venues in 3 Cities

The 2022 Africans Nations Championship will be played from 16 January – 7 February 2022 in Cameroon where 16 teams will battle their way to be the champions. However, earlier Ethiopia was selected as hosts but they weren’t ready to host hence the hosting rights were given to Cameroon.

Teams And Qualifications

64 teams participated in the qualifiers and only 16 teams made their way to the main competition. The 16 teams which qualified for the tournament were categorized into zones. Hence the list of 16 qualified teams and their zone of qualification is as follows.

TeamsZone
CameroonCentral Zone
CongoCentral Zone
DR CongoCentral Zone
RwandaCentral Eastern Zone
TanzaniaCentral Eastern Zone
UgandaCentral Eastern Zone
LibyaNorthern Zone
MoroccoNorthern Zone
NamibiaSouthern Zone
ZambiaSouthern Zone
ZimbabweSouthern Zone
GuineaWestern Zone A
MaliWestern Zone A
Burkina FasoWestern Zone B
NigerWestern Zone B
TogoWestern Zone B

Tunisia eliminated Libya to qualify for the tournament but they later opted out, hence Libya is in the final tournament. Adding on Tunisia was banned from the next edition of the African Nations Championship.

African Nations Championship 2022 Schedule

Group A
Cameroon
Mali
Burkina Faso
Zimbabwe
DateMatchVenue
January 2022Cameroon Vs ZimbabweStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde
January 2022Mali vs Burkina FasoStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde
January 2022Cameroon vs MaliStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde
January 2022Burkina Faso vs ZimbabweStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde
January 2022Burkina Faso vs CameroonStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde
January 2022Zimbabwe vs MaliJapoma Stadium, Douala
Group B
Libya
DR Congo
Congo
Niger
DateMatchVenue
January 2022Libya vs NigerJapoma Stadium, Douala
January 2022DR Congo vs CongoJapoma Stadium, Douala
January 2022Libya vs DR CongoJapoma Stadium, Douala
January 2022Congo vs NigerJapoma Stadium, Douala
January 2022Congo vs LibyaJapoma Stadium, Douala
January 2022Niger vs DR CongoStade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde
Group C
Morocco
Rwanda
Uganda
Togo
DateMatchVenue
January 2022Morocco vs TogoStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Rwanda vs UgandaStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Morocco vs RwandaStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Uganda vs TogoStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Uganda vs MoroccoStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Togo vs RwandaLimbe Stadium, Limbe
Group D
Zambia
Guinea
Namibia
Tanzania
DateMatchVenue
January 2022Zambia vs TanzaniaStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Guinea vs Namibia Stade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Zambia vs Guinea Stade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Namibia vs TanzaniaStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Namibia vs ZambiaStade de la Reunification, Douala
January 2022Tanzania vs Guinea Limbe Stadium, Limbe

The dates for the African Nations Championship 2022 fixtures haven’t been finalized but will be updated soon.

Africans Nations Championship is a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). It is a football tournament where African nations compete against each other for the title.

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