2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification preliminary round
The preliminary round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tournament decided 4 teams which advanced to the group stage of the qualification tournament. The preliminary round consisted of 8 teams: Liberia, Mauritius, Gambia, South Sudan, Chad, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, and Djibouti.
The 8 teams were drawn into 4 ties and played in home-and-away two-legged format. The 4 winners advanced to the group stage to join the 44 teams which entered directly.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
||1–1 (4–5 p)||1–0||0–1|
||2–2 (2–3 p)||1–1||1–1|
1–1 on aggregate. Chad won 5–4 on penalties and advances to qualification Group A.
|South Sudan ||2–1|
South Sudan won 3–1 on aggregate and advances to qualification Group B.
|São Tomé and Príncipe ||2–1|
São Tomé and Príncipe won 5–2 on aggregate and advances to qualification Group C.
2–2 on aggregate. Gambia won 3–2 on penalties and advances to qualification Group D.
There were 17 goals scored in 8 matches, for an average of 2.12 goals per match.
1 own goal
Mohammed Mbye (against Djibouti)
- South Sudan played their home match this round in Sudan due to their national stadium currently undergoing renovations.
- "Draw for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations released". CAF. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
- "TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers 2021 Fixture" (PDF). CAF.