The beginning of the first phase of this African campagne is set for next June. The first meetings will be held between 12 and 14. The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will meet on this occasion with Mauritania, in Ahmadou Ahidjo’s stadium. Then, Stephane Mbia and his teammates will travel to Gambia between 04 and July 6, before hosting Bafana Bafana of South Africa between 23 and 26 March 2016. The return leg of the playoffs will start the next day following the third day of play on 27 March next year.
The draw for the qualifiers took place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. And unlike previous editions, the hosts will he also take part in the qualifying phase, but its results will not influence the group in which it is located.