CHAN 2014 Draw Set For September 16

The draw for the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) will take place on Monday, September 16 in Cairo, Egypt, organizers have announced.

According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the ceremony will be held at its headquarters in the Egyptian capital.

The draw will see 16 teams divided into four groups of four teams each for the tournament billed for South Africa next year from January 11 to February 1.

Ghana’s local Black Stars booked their place at the final tournament after opponents, Benin withdrew from the qualifiers.

Others are hosts South Africa, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria and Uganda.

The identities of the four finalists will be known after final round of qualifiers at the end of August, after which, the seeding for the draw will be revealed.

Meanwhile, CAF has confirmed the host cities for the tournament as Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Polokwane.

The CHAN is a tournament designed for only footballer playing in their countries of birth. The first edition was held in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire and the second in Sudan two years on.

Ghana were losing finalists in the maiden edition before exiting at the group stage on their second attempt.

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