Farai Dziva| The Zimbabwe Warriors are among the three teams from the Cosafa Region that have qualified for the CHAN finals set for Cameroon next year.
The Warriors cruised past Lesotho in the third round of the qualifiers, winning 3-1 on aggregate. The triumph marked their return to the tournament after missing the 2018 edition.
The Joey Antipas’ team is joined by Zambia and Namibia from the Southern Zone.
Togo eliminated Nigeria in their Western regional tie to seal their first-ever qualification to the competition.
Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC and reigning champions Morocco also qualified over the weekend.
The tournament is restricted to footballers who play in their country of birth. Initially scheduled for Ethiopia, the East African country admitted it was not ready to host this competition and Cameroon were given the rights.
List of the 16 qualified teams: