I meant this: CAF has to give every team enough CAF-matches; they do not need pre-qualifiyng; a solution is to play ANC every four years with every team in the groups and the competition could be over two years , just like in UEFA.....IOG and Cecafa are not the same as AC or WC games
I think, in all honesty, Mauritius take the Indian Ocean Island Games MORE seriously than any other competition (Even the World Cup).
Mauritius is already in COSAFA as well.
I think a regional qualification (like in the past) may be the way forward. CAF has 5 zones. In the past, these zones were used for qualification (in a knockout format). It would be quite easy to organise zonal qualification for the ANC (and might stop teams withdrawing due to lack of funds). Distribution of qualifiers per zone would be decided based on performance at the finals tournament (with a minimum of 1 team qualifying from each zone, and a maximum of 10).
UNAF: 5 teams
WAFU: 16 teams
UNIFFAC: 8 teams
CECAFA: 12 teams (including Zanzibar)
COSAFA: 15 teams (including Réunion)
Baed on the most recent (2013 CAN):
Distribution of places at finals:
UNAF: 3 teams
WAFU: 8 teams
UNIFFAC: 1 team
CECAFA: 1 team
COSAFA 2 teams (plus host)