AFCON 2025: Journey to Morocco begins as preliminary qualifiers kick off


After the exhilarating conclusion to the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, where the hosts clinched their third title, the attention of African football now shifts to the next chapter – the journey towards the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON Morocco 2025.

With 52 nations vying for a spot in the prestigious tournament, the stage is set for a thrilling battle on the football pitch.

To mark the beginning of the qualifiers, the lowest-ranked eight nations will engage in the Preliminary Qualifiers, utilizing a two-legged format to determine the four teams that will progress to join the other 44 African nations in the group stages.

The TotalEnergies CAF AFCON Morocco 2025 Preliminary Qualifiers are set to commence on Wednesday, 20 March, with two exciting fixtures. Somalia will play host to Eswatini, while Djibouti faces off against Liberia in what promises to be a fiercely contested encounter.

The action continues two days later on Friday, 22 March, with Chad locking horns with Mauritius, and Sao Tome and Principe taking on South Sudan. Fans can expect edge-of-the-seat action as these nations battle for supremacy on the football field.

The return legs of the Preliminary Qualifiers are scheduled to conclude on Tuesday, 26 March, with all matches set to take place on the decisive day.

Eswatini will seek to overturn the deficit against Somalia, while Liberia aims to defend their advantage against Djibouti. Similarly, South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe, as well as Mauritius and Chad, will engage in fierce battles to secure their spot in the next phase of the competition.

Football enthusiasts across the continent are eagerly anticipating the unfolding drama as these nations vie for a chance to showcase their talent on the grand stage of the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON Morocco 2025. With dreams of glory and national pride at stake, every match promises to be a spectacle of skill, determination, and passion.

As the journey towards Morocco 2025 begins, the footballing fraternity stands united in excitement, ready to witness the highs, lows, and unforgettable moments that define the beautiful game. From the stadiums of Somalia to the fields of Sao Tome and Principe, the quest for AFCON glory has officially commenced.

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