Fifty-one countries have registered for the qualifying stages of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Confederation of African Football revealed that only two of 54 African countries – Somalia and Djibouti – have opted not to enter the competition.
As hosts, Morocco qualify automatically for the event which will be held next year from 15 January to 15 February.
CAF will meet on 24 January 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa to decide the the format for the qualifiers.
However the draw has been postponed from 31 January to April, at the same time as the draws for the African Champions League and African Confederation Cup group phase are to be done, and will take place in Morocco rather than Cape Town.
It was originally intended to be held a day before the African Nations Championship final in Cape Town when the full CAF executive committee would be in town for meetings and to attend the deciding match on 1 February.
The qualifiers are being sandwiched into a three-month period after the 2014 World Cup and are divided into a preliminary round a a group stage.
Djibouti and Somalia are lazy busy chewing kat. when Somaliland is recognized we will win the cup. 🙂
I hope so man!!!
Somalia & Djibouti are far too good for this competition but Qaldaanland aka qaadland have no chance against them. They will only be recognized if they go back to slavary for the british.
Has anyone in the Somaliland sports ministry ever thought about finding out the criteria for joining African Cup of Nations? Or indeed that of the Arab League? opr International Olympics?
You do not have to be a member State of the UN to be a member in any of these. Places like Wales, Northern Ireland are part of Fifa and compete in world cups although they are not UN members. Zanzibar takes part in african Cup of Nations.
Did anyone at least check? I doubt it very much. Unforgivaleb incompetence
Yeah Brother, I founded about the criteria..it says " You Have to be a Country a Nation " not a fake one but a really country..like Republic Of Somalia or Kenya , Ethiopia (not kilil five) which you are in a same category..ok I hope you understand.. what Nation is .. not anyone with colorful flag.. no brother Somalilan, Puntland jubaland kilil 5not nations.. waa gobolo..gudoomiye gobol Silaanyo