The 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco is underway. The fifth tournament of the biennial sports event that features the men’s national teams of Africa kicked off on January 13 and is rolling along.
The Confederation of African football launched the tournament in 2009 in the Ivory Coast. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) won the inaugural championship and the 2017 tournament. Unfortunately, DRC did not qualify for the championship this time around and neither did Mali, whom they defeated. Therefore, the top prize is up for grabs. The championship match will be played on February 4.
Today, Nigeria beat Libya and Rwanda beat Equitorial Guinea 1-0. Angola eliminated Cameroon from the tournament. Namibia and Zambia clinched places in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco from Group B.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.