CAF Sets Date for 2022 CHAN Final Draw

ADDIS ABABA – The final draw of the African Nations Championship Algeria 2022 (CHAN) will be conducted next month, October 1, says the Confederation of African Football (CAF) today.

The draw will be conducted in Algiers, the capital of Algeria – the country that will host the competition between 13 January and 04 February 2023.

The Ethiopian national team, who qualified after beating Rwanda earlier this month, are among the 18 teams that will contest the prize. 

“The CHAN final draw on 01 October 2022 will mark the countdown to the eagerly anticipated competition that features players currently plying their trade in domestic competitions only,” said African football governing body.

For the first time, eighteen (18) teams will take part in the TotalEnergies CHAN following CAF’s decision to increase the number of participating teams in the tournament.

From eight participants during the first edition in 2009, it moved directly to 16 at the second edition in Sudan in 2011 and now to 18.

The complete list of qualified teams:

Algeria (host country), Morocco (winners in 2018, 2020), Libya (winners in 2014), Senegal (fourth place in 2009), Mali (runners up in 2016, 2020), Mauritania (3rd appearance), Côte d’Ivoire (third place in 2016), Niger (4th appearance), Ghana (runners up in 2009, 2014), Cameroon (fourth place in 2020), Congo (4th appearance), DR Congo (winners in 2009, 2016), Uganda (6th appearance), Sudan (third place in 2011, 2018), Ethiopia (3rd appearance), Mozambique (2nd appearance), Angola (runners up in 2011), Madagascar (1st appearance).

Featured Image Caption: After a goalless draw in the first leg, Ethiopia won 1-0 against Rwanda earlier this month to earn their place for the CHAN 2022.