A total of 5 five African teams will qualify for the 2022 world cup.
28 teams ranked between 27th and 50th played home-and-away over two legs. 14 winners advanced to the second round.
40 teams comprising 14 teams from the first round plus the first 26 ranked African teams. The teams are divided into 10 groups of 4 teams each. The team that tops each of the groups after all matches have been played will advance into the 3rd round.
The ten second round group winners will play home-and-away over two legs. The five winners qualify for the World Cup.