Super Eagles to know 2018 CHAN opponents in Rabat

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Super Eagles B Team will know their Group stage opponents in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) next month in Rabat, Morocco, Naijafootballplus.com can report.

The draw ceremony for the 5th edition of the CHAN tournament will take place on Friday, 17 November 2017 in Rabat.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the weekend in Lagos announced Morocco as the new host country of the tournament after Kenya was striped off its hosting rights for lack of readiness.

Nigeria will be participating in their third successive edition of the tournament, after winning Bronze in 2014 in South Africa and a disappointing Group stage exit in Rwanda in 2016.

The Home-based Super Eagles qualified for the tournament after they knocked out Benin Republic on goals difference in the qualification round.

A meeting of the Organizing Committee of the CHAN tournament has been scheduled for November 15 in Rabat, the Committee will decide on the draw procedures.

Cup holders DR Congo will not defend its title after they were eliminated by neighbours Congo.

All 16 qualified countries

– 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).

 

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