Lagos October 21, 2019 (CABNC): The line up for next year’s Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon has been completed after eight teams joined the first seven who had booked their tickets on Saturday, joining the hosts for the biennial championship.
Among the biggest casualties to miss out on a place in Cameroon include Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire who all failed to qualify for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday after aggregate defeats in their qualifiers.
Ghana failed to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Burkina Faso, drawing the second leg 0-0 in Ouagadougou. It means the Black Stars will not play at the CHAN – a competition restricted to African footballers who play in their country of birth – for a third consecutive time. the second time at the expense of Burkina Faso,
Senegal, recent winners over Ghana in the final of the Wafu Cup of Nations, were also big-name casualties, going out to Guinea on penalties. Mamadouba Bangoura scored in the 47th minute for the Guineans to swing the game balanced at 1-1 on aggregate and they ensured the luck of penalties remained in their favour as they won 3-1 in the shootout.
Cote d’Ivoire also failed to qualify for the finals despite winning their home leg against Niger 1-0. The Elephants’ 2-0 defeat away to Niger in the first leg meant they lost the tie 2-1 on aggregate.
Nigeria were the big casualties on Saturday, losing out to Togo as holders Morocco went through with victory over Algeria.
Qualified Teams for 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon: