Why CAF has shifted Uganda vs Comoros to September 4, 5pm

first_imgFULL Africa Cup of Nations standings with one qualification round to goGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo         5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Group B DR Congo   5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.         5 3 1 1 8  7 10Angola        5 1 1 3 6  7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Group CMali     5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedBenin    5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan  5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Group DB. Faso  5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda   5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros  5 1 0 4 2 6 3Group EG.Bissau 5 3 1 1 7 6 10 – qualifiedCongo    5 1 3 1 8 7 6Zambia   5 1 3 1 6 6 6Kenya    5 1 1 3 4 6 4Group FMorocco  5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedC. Verde 5 3 0 2 11 6 9Libya    5 1 1 3 7 6 4Sao Tome 5 1 0 4 4 17 3Group GEgypt     4 3 1 0 7 1 10 – qualifiedNigeria   3 0 2 1 1 2 2Tanzania  3 0 1 2 0 5 1Note: Chad withdrew after matchday 3 for financial reasonsGroup HGhana      5 4 1 0 13 2 13 – qualifiedRwanda     5 2 0 3 8 5 6Mauritius  5 2 0 3 3 14 6Mozambique 5 1 1 3 4 7 4Group II.Coast  3 1 2 0 2 1 5S.Leone  3 1 1 1 1 1 4Sudan    4 1 1 2 2 3 4Group JAlgeria    5 4 1 0 19 5 13 – qualifiedEthiopia   5 2 2 1  9 13 8Seychelles 5 1 1 3  4 9 4Lesotho    5 1 0 4  5 10 3Group KSenegal 5 5 0 0 11 2 15 – qualifiedBurundi 5 2 0 3 7 9 6Namibia 5 2 0 3 5 7 6Niger   5 1 0 4 2 7 3Group LZimbabwe  5 3 2 0 11 3 11 – qualifiedSwaziland 5 2 2 1 6 8 8Guinea    5 1 2 3 4 5 5Malawi    5 0 2 3 4 9 2Group MCameroon   5 3 2 0 5 2 11 – qualifiedMauritania 5 2 1 2 5 4 7S. Africa  5 1 3 1 7 5 6Gambia     5 0 2 3 1 7 2Note: 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon. Uganda’s defender Denis Iguma (R) evades Botswana’s midfielder Lebogang Ditsile during the AFCON 2017 qualifying match Botswana vs Uganda June 4 AFP PHOTOAfrica soccer governing body CAF has changed the fixtures of the last 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, placing matches of all the teams competing for the two best losers spots to Sunday September 4.Games involving Tunisia versus Liberia, Togo versus Djibouti, Mali versus Benin, DR Congs versus CAR, Uganda versus Comoros and Burkina Faso versus Botswana are now all scheduled for September 4.This action, going by previous fixtures and times of final international group games, is usually to ensure there is no unfair advantage to any of the team – with some teams putting in no effort knowing the other results, or settling for a result which favors both teams in a match.Uganda’s game against Comoros was initially set for Saturday September 3.In a statement, Uganda’s football governing body FUFA said “Federation of Uganda Football Associations confirms changes in the date and kick off time of the crucial 2017 AFCON qualifier between Uganda Cranes and Comoros.”“The new date is Sunday 4th September, 2016 with kick off set for 5pm at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. The change is as a result of the decision taken by CAF which is with in their jurisdiction.” Cranes taskAll Uganda has to do is beat Comoros to advance to their first Nations Cup final since 1978. If Cranes win their final game, they will be one of two second based placed teams, that make it to Gabon.They set themselves up in this position by stunning Botswana 2-1 in June. 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts GabonOnly four other teams, CAR, Tunisia, Mali (already qualified) and Benin can end up with 13 points, but if CAR and Tunisia get the 13 points, they will deny their 2nd placed teams, as that will leave them at 10 and 12 points respectively.Mali and Benin play each other in the final match, so even if both get 13 points, one will be group leader – leaving Uganda as the second team at 13.Teams that have qualified for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)Mali (Group C  winners or runnersup)Groups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo          5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo     5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.           5 3 1 1 8  7   10Angola          5 1 1 3 6  7   4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali            5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin         5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan     5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea   5 0 1 4 2 6 1Final gamesMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso       5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda      5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana   5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros     5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso v Botswanacenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more