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FINAL ROUND OF THE 2019 AFRICA UNDER 20 QUALIFIERS SET TO BEGIN THIS WEEKEND

The final round of qualifying matches for the 2019 African Under 20 Championship is due to kick off this weekend.

Congo and Senegal will open the third and final qualifying campaign in Brazzaville on Friday.

Defending Champions, Zambia prepare for their defying moment in the qualifiers when they host Burundi in the final round first leg on Saturday, 14 July 2018 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

Burundi have roared their way through the qualifiers unbeaten from the preliminary round last March with three wins and a draw to reach the last hurdle. The Burundians guided by Joslin Bipfubusa have two wins on the road, identical 2-0 results against Ethiopia and Sudan at the previous rounds, en route to their rendezvous with the 2017 winners.

Holders Zambia face red-hot Burundi

Nigeria who are the most successful team for this tournament will travel to Mauritania for their first leg. They have won the Championship a record seven times.

While South Africa will be buoyed by home support on Sunday when they welcome Malawi for the first leg of the third and final round of the qualifiers at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenberg, coach Thabo Senong has dismissed the idea that it will be smooth sailing against their less-fancied opponents simply because of playing at home.

Three times champions, Ghana will host Benin in August as their fixture were rescheduled by CAF due to unstable football situation in the West African country.

Fixtures

Friday, 13 July 2018

Congo vs Senegal

 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Mauritania vs Nigeria

Burkina Faso vs Gabon

Zambia vs Burundi

Cameroon vs Mali

 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

South Africa vs Malawi

*Ghana vs Benin (Postponed)

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