Uganda Cranes are seeking for their fourth straight appearance at the CHAN competition and will have to face South Sudan in the first round of the qualifiers in a home and away tie.
The aggregate victor over the two legs will have to face the winner between Rwanda and Somalia to qualify for the Chan 2020 group stages.
The draw for the qualifiers of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Ethiopia 2020 was held on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on the sidelines of the Organising Committee of the competition.
Forty-seven (47) teams are engaged in the battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament of the sixth edition of the tournament 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 format and procedure approved. The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis to determine the finalists for Ethiopia.
Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of only players playing in their domestic league. That is, a Ugandan player is only eligible to play for the Uganda Cranes if he is playing for a Ugandan club.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have won it twice, holding it the most times while Morocco are the defending champions.
The competition will be hosted between January and February 2020 in Ethiopia. It is held after every two years.
Meanwhile, the schedule (date & time) for the fixtures will be communicated in due course.