The 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finalists, Namibia’s Brave Warriors will take on the team from the Comoros in their quest to qualify for the 2020 edition of the local-based players’ continental champions to be held in Ethiopia next year.
This was revealed by the draw for the qualifiers of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Ethiopia 2020 held on Wednesday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on the sidelines of the Organizing Committee meeting.
The sixth edition of the tournament will see 47 teams battling it out for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament which is designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
The draw was the highlight of the meeting of the 25-member committee, which saw the tournament format of and procedures approved. The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis to determine the finalists for Ethiopia.
After to losing to eventual champions and hosts, Morocco, in 2018, the Brave Warriors will start their quest to reach their second CHAN finals when they face Comoros Island in the second round of the qualifiers.
The first leg will be an away game in Moroni with the second leg set for Windhoek and the winner will take on the winner of Madagascar versus Mozambique in the third and final round of the qualifiers.
Three teams will qualify from the southern region and the schedule will be communicated in due course by CAF.
In the qualification rounds of the 2018 CHAN finals in Morocco, Namibia beat the Comoros Island team 2-1 on aggregate to qualify after seeing off Zimbabwe in the second round.