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New Dates For CHAN Revealed

The exact dates for Total African Nations Championship have been set by CAF.

Initially scheduled for 4-25 April 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the final tournament of the Total African Nations Championship Cameroon 2020 will now take place on 16 January to 7 February 2021, CAF has confirmed.

Football governing body in Africa has also revealed that the 4th substitution rule in the event of extra time at the knockout stages of the competitions will be applied.

The final tournament of the Total African Nations Championship Algeria 2022 will be rescheduled to January 2023.

This will be the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships.

Uganda Cranes are pooled in Group C alongside defending champions Morocco alongside Rwanda and Togo.

Uganda qualified to the tourney after beating Somalia and Burundi in the Qualification campaign.

The Cranes missed the inaugural edition in 2009 which was hosted by Ivory Coast, but has since qualified to the subsequent five tourneys – 2011Sudan, 2014 South Africa, 2016 Rwanda, 2018 Morocco and 2020 Cameroon.


Uganda will be hoping for an improved performance after failing to get past the group stages in all their four outings.

In the last edition, in 2018, the Cranes finished third in Group B with just one point below Zambia and Namibia in a pool that also had Ivory Coast.

The CHAN Draw
*Group A – Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe
*Group B – Libya, DR. Congo, Congo, Niger
*Group C – Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Togo
*Group D – Zambia, Guinea, Namibia, Tanzania

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