KIGALI, (CAJ News) – HOSTS Rwanda have been handed a tricky draw for next year’s Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The host nation is in Group A alongside Gabon, Morocco and Ivory for the fourth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
Winners of the maiden edition in 2009, DR Congo, are in Group B with Angola, Cameroon and Ethiopia.Group C has 2011 champions, Tunisia, Nigeria, Niger and debutants Guinea with Zimbabwe, one of two teams to have competed at every edition of the CHAN since its birth in 2009, in Group D with Mali, Uganda and Zambia.
The draw has been held in Kigali, with CAF Secretary General Hicham El Amrani conducting the draw with the assistance of Rwanda captain, Haruna Niyonzima ,and head coach of the Rwanda women’s national team, Marie Grace Umuntu.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame chaired the function, whilst CAF 2 and Vice President Almamy Kabele Camara led the delegation from the continent’s soccer governing body.Kabele Camara is also president of the Organising Committee of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The final tournament of the Orange CHAN 2016 will take place from 16 January to 7 February 2016 in Rwanda.Group A will be based at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali. Group B will be in Butare while Group C will be based at the Nyamirambo Stadium also in Kigali. Gisenyi will host Group D.Results of the drawA – Rwanda, Gabon, Morocco, Cote d’IvoireB – DR Congo, Angola. Cameroon, EthiopiaC – Tunisia, Nigeria Niger, GuineaD – Zimbabwe, Mali, Uganda, Zambia
– CAJ News