The journey to the 2021 African Cup of Nations is almost underway after CAF released five Pots for the qualifiers with Harambee Stars being pooled in Pot 2.
Kenya ended their 15-year absence by qualifying for the 2019 continental showpiece but were unable to get past the group stage hurdle. Pot 1 features all former African champions bar Burkina Faso and Senegal who are in the final of this edition where they will take on Algeria.
The eight Pot 5 teams will be drawn into four pairings and the winners of the two-leg ties advance to stage 2 as part of Pot 4. There will be 12 groups comprised of one team from Pots 1-4 and the section winners and runners-up qualify for the finals. Hosts Cameroon are guaranteed a place so only one other team qualify from their group