A total of 14 teams will battle for the seven places for the final tournament.
The teams in contention are Cape Verde, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast Liberia, Libya, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
The matches will be played between August and September.
There will be only one round of qualifiers where seven teams will emerge to join host Nigeria for the final tournament scheduled for December 13–18.
The finalists at the continental championship will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup from in Bahamas in 2017.
Madagascar were crowned champions for the 2015 edition beating Senegal 2-1 on penalties in the final in Seychelles.
– CAJ News