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No bids for CHAN tournaments after 2016 finals

Published on: 04 February 2014
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has yet to receive bids for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) beyond the next tournament in 2016 which will be hosted by Rwanda.

The small central African nation was officially handed the CAF flag as a hand-over gesture after the 2014 edition wrapped up in South Africa on Saturday.

However, The Sowetan reports that the continental football body is unsure about the future of the 16-team competition after television partners Sport Five raised concerns over its marketability.

The deadline for hosting bids for 2018 and 2022 was 31 December 2013 but it has since been extended after no bids were received.

CHAN is a national team tournament where only locally-based players are selected with the view of affording them international exposure.

FIFA has given the idea its backing by grading it such that the points received by teams at the tournament will count towards the world rankings.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • anokwale says:
    February 04, 2014 09:31 am
    The problem is that the CAF TV website should be broadcasting all the games via their You Tube Website instead of just waiting for the final. If CAF makes it appetizing, countries will want to host. If they want to sit back and have a tournament with no TV coverage then no one will care.
  • GHFUO, be serious & change ur MENtality says:
    February 05, 2014 05:52 am