Uganda's Road to the 2025 AFCON: A Guide to Qualification Matches

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The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers have drawn Uganda into Group K alongside South Africa, Congo Brazzaville, and South Sudan. This article dives into Uganda’s 2025 AFCON qualifiers journey, analyzes the competition within their group, and previews upcoming matches.

Uganda’s Group K Opponents

  • South Africa: A formidable challenge from Pot A with a strong footballing tradition, posing a significant hurdle in the 2025 AFCON qualifiers.
  • Congo Brazzaville: Pot 3’s unpredictable team, capable of causing an upset with their unique playing style. They could be a spoiler in Uganda’s 2025 AFCON qualifiers campaign.
  • South Sudan: The underdogs from Pot 4 might lack experience but possess the potential to surprise in the 2025 AFCON qualifiers. Uganda can’t underestimate them.

The Draw Event

The 2025 AFCON qualifiers draw took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday. Former Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh and Ivorian Head Coach Emerse Faé led the ceremony. Ranked in Pot 2, Uganda faced teams from Pots 1, 3, and 4, resulting in their current group for the upcoming 2025 AFCON qualifiers.

Uganda’s AFCON History and Goals

Uganda’s absence from the last two AFCON tournaments fuels their determination to qualify for the 2025 edition. This qualification is crucial as Uganda co-hosts the 2027 AFCON with Tanzania and Kenya. The Ugandan football scene eagerly anticipates a triumphant return to the continental championship through the upcoming 2025 AFCON qualifiers.

Key Dates for the Qualifiers

Qualifying matches for the 2025 AFCON qualifiers are scheduled for September, October, and November 2024. Only the top two teams from each group, excluding the group containing hosts Morocco, will progress to the final tournament.

Group Analysis

  • Group A:Tunisia, Madagascar, Comoros, Gambia
  • Group B:Morocco, Gabon, Central Africa Republic, Lesotho 
  • Group C: Egypt, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Botswana
  • Group D:Nigeria, Benin Libya, Rwanda 
  • Group E:Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Liberia
  • Group F:Ghana, Angola, Sudan, Niger
  • Group G:Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Chad
  • Group H:DR Congo, Guinea, Tanzania, Ethiopia
  • Group I:Mali, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini
  • Group J:Cameroon, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe
  • Group K:South Africa, Uganda, Congo, South Sudan
  • Group L:Senegal, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Burundi


Uganda’s path to the 2025 AFCON presents both opportunities and challenges. Group K features strong competitors like South Africa and Congo Brazzaville, alongside the unpredictable South Sudan. However, with willpower and strategic gameplay, Uganda has the potential to secure a qualification spot in the upcoming 2025 AFCON qualifiers. The September, October, and November qualifiers will be crucial in determining Uganda’s fate. Fans and supporters eagerly await a victorious return to the AFCON scene as the team gears up for these matches.