CHAN 2020: West African Soccer Giants Miss Out From Afcon for Home Based Players.


Last weekend saw the end of the final round of the qualifiers for CHAN 2020 which would be hosted by Cameroon; with top african countries in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana among casualties who did not qualify.

Nigeria lost out as well after losing to Togo 4-3 on aggregate; despite winning 2-0 courtesy of a Sikiru Alimi brace, making the Hawks of Togo book a place in the group phase of next year’s CHAN; their first appearance since the inception of the tournament.

    Lobi Stars Sikiru Alimi’s brace wasn’t enough to get Nigeria CHAN qualification

Lesotho and Zimbabwe settled for a goalless draw as Zimbabwe qualified after a 1-3 aggregate win.

Two goals from Joel Beya, and a goal each from Kikasa Wamba, and Jackson Muleka gave DR Congo a 4-1 win against Central Africa as they qualified 6-1 on aggregate.

Burkina Faso made it to CHAN 2020 at the expense of Ghana after a goalless draw after a 1-0 win in the first leg.

Mali advanced to the final tournament of the CHAN 2020 in Cameroon after a 2-0 win over Mauritania with (Agg. 2-0). Goals from Mamadou Coulibaly, Aly Desse Sissoko gave Mali the win.

Libya couldn’t qualify against Tunisia as they lost 1-2 in the second leg of CHAN qualifier final round. Ahmed Moksi scored a penalty for Libya but Anice Badri brace sealed it for Tunisia to make it 1-3 on aggregate.

Ivory Coast was another big team that failed to make it to the final tournament in Cameroon next year as their 1-0 over Niger was not enough to qualify. They lost 1-2 on aggregate.

Guinea won Senegal 3-1 on penalties to book their place in the final tournament in Cameroon. The game had ended 1-0 in favour of Guinea after Mamadouba Bangoura scored to make it 1-1 on aggregate.

Complete list 16 qualified countries to CAN 2020:

Cameroon (Hosts); Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda,
Namibia, Togo (First time), Morocco (defending champions), Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Congo Brazaville, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Niger and Mali.

CHAN is a tournament exclusively reserved for the locally based players plying their trade in the respective domestic leagues in Africa.

Morocco won the last edition in 2018 beating Nigeria 4-0 in the final.


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