The 18 teams that will compete in the next African Nations Championship (CHAN 2022) are now known. The competition will be held from January 13 to February 4, 2023 in Algeria. Angola, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Congo, Mozambique and DRC are the last to qualify for the CHAN 2022 on September 4.
From 16 since the 2011 edition, the number of teams that will participate in the seventh African Nations Championship (CHAN) increases to 18. This competition is initiated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to promote soccer at the local level. This competition is initiated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to promote soccer at the local level.
For the CHAN 2022 / CHAN 2023, Madagascar is the only new entrant in the competition. The Malagasy made it through the qualifiers in the southern zone with a 1-0 win and a 1-1 draw against Botswana.
Ivory Coast’s comeback after a long absence
Several big absentees of the CHAN Cameroon 2020 are back to play this seventh edition. Among these is Ivory Coast. The Ivorians defeated the Burkinabe in a penalty shootout 5-3, after drawing 0-0 in the last return leg of the qualifiers, and the Angolans and Mozambicans, who also qualified on September 4, are also back in the competition.
Both Congo win and go to CHAN with Cameroon
In the central zone, the three places remained to be allocated. The Cameroonians, fourth at home 18 months ago, reversed the trend against Equatorial Guinea by winning 2-0 after losing 1-0 in the first leg.
The Congolese of Brazzaville and Kinshasa, unfortunate quarter-finalists of the last African Championship, will also be in the game. The Brazzaville Red Devils beat the Central African Republic, while the Leopards obtained a large qualification against Chad. This will be the sixth participation of the DRC in the CHAN, a record held along with Uganda.
List of the 18 qualified countries
Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sudan.