Uganda put themselves in the driving seat in Group B following a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso in Sunday's round of CHAN fixtures.
The third edition of the CHAN takes place in South Africa this year, with Burkina Faso, Morocco, Uganda and Zimbabwe set to battle it out in Group B.
The 2014 edition of CHAN promises to be an interesting spectacle for those who have their eyes on potential rising stars.
Chelsea have officially completed the transfer of young Burkina Faso attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore.
Yaya Toure will be looking to scoop the African Player of the Year for a third successive time following the confirmation of the nominees.
With the African play-offs heading into the second legs, F411 takes a look at the potential candidates for the five World Cup tickets.
Burkina Faso are just two games away from making history by qualifying for their first ever World Cup finals.
CAF are stepping up their testing of players at age group levels in order to expose those turning out in the wrong age groups.
The draw for the African Nations Championship was conducted on Wednesday, with hosts South Africa to face Mozambique, Nigeria, Mali.
The draw for the third round of World Cup qualifying was made on Monday, with Nigeria set to face Ethiopia in one of the five fixtures.
Stephen Keshi is hoping to use Tuesday's friendly with Burkina Faso to give some of Nigeria's fringe players a chance to prove themselves.
Nothing less than victory will do for South Africa when they face Burkina Faso on Saturday in Soweto after their midweek defeat to Nigeria.
Sunday Mba fired Nigeria to Africa Cup of Nations glory with the only goal of an enthralling final against Burkina Faso on Sunday evening.
Nigeria and Burkina Faso will clash at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday to decide the winner of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.