It will be a second opportunity for Egypt to showcase its ability in hosting a second continental trophy in 2019. In November they will host the 2019 edition of the U23 AFCON.
As hosts, the Pharaohs secured automatic qualification for the tournament and will subsequently be the only Arab nation present.
South Africa have also secured qualification after beating Zimbabwe 5-0 on aggregate in the third qualifying round.
Meanwhile, Zambia narrowly emerged victorious against Congo in a 5-4 keenly contested football match, and Ghana won Algeria with a 2-1 scoreline.
Even though Tunisia was able to hold Cameroon to a 2-2 draw on aggregate, they still lost on away goals. Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Mali also qualified after beating Guinea, Sudan and Morocco respectively.
The list of qualified teams for the competition will run from November 8 to 22nd.
After the FIFA international week, weekly actions continue in the various European championships as African footballers continue to stamp their authorities, especially in the English top flight. Watch out for them in the different leagues in Europe.