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Harambee Stars get a bye in 2022 world cup qualifier

Harambee Stars has been given a bye in the preliminary draw for the 2022 world cup qualifier.

During the draw done today in Cairo, Egypt, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and two, Burundi and Tanzania, were paired.

Aggregate winners join the 26 countries given byes, based on the July world rankings, in the six-round group phase from next March

The 10 section winners advance to playoffs, which will decide the five qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia represented Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and none of them made it past the first round.

Kenya joined Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Guinea, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Madagascar, Niger, Libya, Mauritania, Central African Republic.

Preliminary draw

Draw

Ethiopia v Lesotho

Somalia v Zimbabwe

Eritrea v Namibia

Burundi v Tanzania

Djibouti v eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)

Botswana v Malawi

Gambia v Angola

Liberia v Sierra Leone

Mauritius v Mozambique

Sao Tome e Principe v Guinea-Bissau

South Sudan v Equatorial Guinea

Comoros v Togo

Chad v Sudan

Seychelles v Rwanda

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