The Ethiopian national soccer team and Eritrea were drawn in Central East Zone of the 2004 African Nations Championship, where they will face each other in the preliminary round.
The 2004 African Nations Championship will be held in South Africa..
The draw was held at CAF HQ in Cairo led by Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani and included the fixtures for the preliminaries, first and second round matches from which 15 teams will emerge to join hosts South Africa for the finals. The qualifiers are played on regional basis with the composition of the finalists as follows : two from North Zone, two from West A Zone, three from West B Zone, three from Central Zone, three from Central East and three from South Zone (including hosts South Africa)
The seeding system used for the draw took into consideration amongst other criteria the teams’ performances from the last two editions of CHAN finals rankings.
CENTRAL – EAST ZONE Preliminary Round
29. Burundi vs. Kenya
30. Kenya vs. Burundi
31. Eritrea vs. Ethiopia
32. Ethiopia vs. Eritrea
1st Leg Match: Week of November 30- December 2, 2012 2nd Leg Match : Week of December 14-16, 2012