CHAN Zone West A – Mali, Senegal or Guinea are the likely opponents for the home base Leone Stars in photo as the draws for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) billed to take place April 5 at the Caf headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
This is the fourth edition of the competition that was originally created by the Confederation of African Football for local talent to showcase their trade in the continent.
Zone West A – only two nations will qualify for a place in Rwanda 2016 between Sierra Leone, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal.
Zone West B three teams for the final events between – Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Central Zone three spots between– Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Chad, DR Congo, Gabon
Central-East Zone – three qualifiers including hosts Rwanda – Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
Southern Zone – three teams will be participating in the Rwanda finals between Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Mauritius, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Qualifying matches slated from June 19-21 through to August 28-30 where 15 teams will emerge to join hosts Rwanda for the final tournament from January 16-February 7.
DRC Leopards was the first team to won the event hosted in Abidjan Ivory Coast in 2009, Tunisia winners of the 2011 title in Sudan and Libya crowned the 2014 trophy in South Africa.