Seven days later, 17 African countries will arrive in Algiers to join Algeria (the organizing country) to attend the draw for the African Nations Championship for local players (CHAN), scheduled for Saturday, 1 October, in the presence of African football legends.
The drawing of the lottery will take place at the Algiers Opera Hall “Boalem Bassaih” starting from 19:00 Algeria time 18:00 GMT, 20:00 Cairo time, 21:00 Eastern time), which will be broadcast live on various platforms, including the CAF partner channels. And the various pages of the continental body, as reported by the African Confederation.
Among the invitees are coaches and legends, as well as senior officials of the participating countries.
Algeria is the seventh country to organize the African Nations Championship next year, scheduled for the period between January 13 and February 4, 2023.
Algeria also becomes the sixth country to host both the “CHAN” and the African Cup of Nations, as Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, South Africa and Sudan have previously hosted the two African competitions for men.
Among the 18 teams, Madagascar is the only team to participate for the first time in this competition, becoming at the same time the 32nd country to qualify for this tournament in the history of the tournament.
With regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, they reached their sixth qualification to the “Chan”, while Uganda qualified for the sixth time in a row, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo was absent only from the 2018 tournament.
As for Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Mali and Morocco, it is their fifth participation in the history of the tournament.
History of the African Championship (organizing countries and their results)
1. Côte d’Ivoire 2009 (group stage)
2. Sudan 2011 (3rd place)
3. South Africa 2014 (group stage)
4. Rwanda 2016 (Quarter-finals)
5. Morocco 2018 (champion)
6. Cameroon 2020 (4th place)
African Championship: The winning teams
1. Democratic Republic of the Congo 2009
2. Tunisia 2011
3. Libya 2014
4. Democratic Republic of the Congo 2016
5. Morocco 2018
6. Morocco 2020.