The fifth edition of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) will hold early next year in Morocco, and the draw ceremony will take place on November 17, 2018.
This is according to a statement released on the website of Confederation of African Football (CAF on Wednesday.
“The draw ceremony for the 5th edition of the Total African Nations Championship, Morocco 2018, will take place on Friday, 17th November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco,” CAF stated.
“A meeting of the Organizing Committee of Total CHAN, schedule for November 15th, still in Rabat, will decide on the draw procedures.”
Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles already qualified for the tournament and will discover their group foes on the said date.
The competition, which brings together 16 national teams across the continent comprising only of local based players, will kick off from 12th January to 4th February 2018 in four cities in Morocco.
Defending champions, Democratic Republic of Congo, were eliminated in the qualifier by Congo, and so would miss the finals.
Nations qualified to take part include, Morocco (host country), Egypt, Libya (Northern Zone), Uganda, Sudan (Central-East Zone), Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea (Central Zone), Guinea, Mauritania (West A Zone), Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria (West B Zone), Angola, Namibia and Zambia (South Zone).
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