CAF reveals new bidders for 2018 CHAN after Kenya withdrawal

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The Confederation of African Football has revealed the identities of the three countries that have bade for the January 2018 CHAN competition after Kenya was stripped of the rights to host on September 23.

Zambia has qualified for the 2018 CHAN after beating South Africa in the final qualifying round over two legs.
CAF stripped Kenya of the rights to host after the final inspection conducted from September 11-17.

“At the end of the deadline for submission of applications on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 23:59, three federations had submitted their bids to the General Secretariat of the Confederation Africaine de Football for the organisation of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship. Namely, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco,” read a statement posted on the CAF website.

“At its meeting on September 23, 2017, CAF Executive Committee decided to complete the process of selecting a new host country for the tournament scheduled for January 2018, within 15 days. After Kenya, the initial host, failed to meet the requirements.”

Total CHAN is a competition that brings together 16 national teams made up of players selected in their national championships. The 5th edition is to be held in 2018.

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