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 Championship||Details (Africa)|
|Date||16 January – 7 February 2022|
|Venue||4 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.
|DR Congo||Central Zone|
|Rwanda||Central Eastern Zone|
|Tanzania||Central Eastern Zone|
|Uganda||Central Eastern Zone|
|Guinea||Western Zone A|
|Mali||Western Zone A|
|Burkina Faso||Western Zone B|
|Niger||Western Zone B|
|Togo||Western 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
|January 2022||Cameroon Vs Zimbabwe||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde|
|January 2022||Mali vs Burkina Faso||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde|
|January 2022||Cameroon vs Mali||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde|
|January 2022||Burkina Faso vs Zimbabwe||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde|
|January 2022||Burkina Faso vs Cameroon||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde|
|January 2022||Zimbabwe vs Mali||Japoma Stadium, Douala|
|January 2022||Libya vs Niger||Japoma Stadium, Douala|
|January 2022||DR Congo vs Congo||Japoma Stadium, Douala|
|January 2022||Libya vs DR Congo||Japoma Stadium, Douala|
|January 2022||Congo vs Niger||Japoma Stadium, Douala|
|January 2022||Congo vs Libya||Japoma Stadium, Douala|
|January 2022||Niger vs DR Congo||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde|
|January 2022||Morocco vs Togo||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Rwanda vs Uganda||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Morocco vs Rwanda||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Uganda vs Togo||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Uganda vs Morocco||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Togo vs Rwanda||Limbe Stadium, Limbe|
|January 2022||Zambia vs Tanzania||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Guinea vs Namibia||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Zambia vs Guinea||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Namibia vs Tanzania||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Namibia vs Zambia||Stade de la Reunification, Douala|
|January 2022||Tanzania 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.