CAF announce CHAN changes after Egypt pull out

CAF announce CHAN changes after Egypt pull out
Egypt coach Hector Cuper

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Oct 29, 2017. 10:21

News landing at is that Ethiopia and Rwanda will meet in a two-legged play-off for the right to replace Egypt at the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco.

The announcement comes after the Pharaohs pulled out of the tournament which is meant for African players based in their domestic leagues because of timing and a hectic shcedule.


Although Ethiopia and Rwanda were eliminated in the final round of qualifiers in the East Zone, the Confederation of African Football confirmed that both teams had been picked for the play-off as a part of a concern for fairness.

CAF announced that they will bring the number of teams representing the Central East Zone at the final tournament in Morocco to three.

Meanwhile, the first leg of the play-off will be on November 5 in Ethiopia and the return leg a week later in Kigali.

Furthermore, the draw for the 2018 CHAN will be made on November 17 with the 16-team tournament taking place from January 12 to February 4.

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