Home Eagles To Know CHAN Group Opponents Nov. 17 In Morocco
Home-based Super Eagles will know their group opponents for the upcoming 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as the draw holds November 17 in Morocco, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Wednesday.
Nigeria booked their ticket for the biennial tournament edging West African neighbours, the Hawks of Benin Republic in the last stage of the qualifiers “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.
“The competition scheduled from 12th January to 4th February 2018 in Morocco, in the cities of Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier, will bring together 16 national teams constituted of local based players.
“A meeting of the Organizing Committee of Total CHAN, schedule for November 15th, still in Rabat, will decide on the draw procedures. The Democratic Republic of Congo, winner of the last edition in Rwanda, will not defend its title because eliminated by its neighbor Congo,” the statement reads on CAF website.
How the teams are ceded for the draw:
– 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, Zambia (South Zone)