COSAFA sides await fate in CHAN finals draw

The three COSAFA sicdes that have qualified for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon will learn their fate on Monday when the draw is made for the first round pool stages.

Zambia are among the top seeds in Pot 1, along with Cameroon, Morocco and Libya, while Namibia find themselves in Pot 3 with Uganda, Congo and Burkina Faso.

Zimbabwe are the lowest ranked in Pot 4 with Niger, Togo and Tanzania, while Pot 2 contains DR Congo, Guinea, Mali and Rwanda.

One team from each pot will be drawn into groups, meaning all three COSAFA sides could conceivably been drawn in one pool.

Zambia reached the quarterfinals of the last edition in Morocco, as did Namibia.

The draw for the competition will take place at 20h00 Central African Time, with the competition only open to locally-based players who ply their trade in their domestic leagues.

The CHAN finals take place in Cameroon from April 4-25, and will provide a test of facilities and infrastructure ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in the same country.

Pot 1:  Cameroon, Morocco, Libya, Zambia

Pot 2:  DR Congo, Guinea, Mali, Rwanda

Pot 3:  Uganda, Congo, Namibia, Burkina Faso

Pot 4:  Zimbabwe, Niger, Togo, Tanzania