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CHAN 2020 : Home Based Super Eagles Draw Bye In Opening Round

The home-based national football team of Nigeria will battle the winners of Benin and Togo as the team draws bye in the opening round of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) which final matches will be held in Ethiopia.

The draw for the qualifiers was held on Wednesday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on the sidelines of the Organising Committee of the competition.

 Forty-seven teams are engaged in the battle for 15 places to join host Ethiopia for the final tournament of the sixth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.

The draw was the highlight of the meeting of the 25-member committee, which saw the format and procedure approved. The format of the competition remains unchanged and will be played on a zonal basis to determine the finalists for Ethiopia.

The quota for the various zones is as follows;

Northern Zone – 2 teams

Western A Zone – 2 teams

Western B Zone – 3 teams

Central Zone – 3 teams

Central-East Zone – 2 teams + Ethiopia

Southern Zone – 3 teams

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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