2022 African Nations Championship
بطولة أمم إفريقيا للمحليين 2022
2022 CHAN
Tournament details
Host countryAlgeria
DatesJanuary 2023
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
2020
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The 2022 African Nations Championship, known as the Total African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2022) will be the 7th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships.

The tournament will be held in Algeria.[1] It was originally scheduled to be played from 10 July to 1 August 2022.[2] However, the CAF announced on 10 September 2020 that the tournament had been rescheduled to January 2023, following the postponement of the 2020 African Nations Championship to 2021 and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][4]

Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic league. For example, an Algerian player is only eligible to play for the Algeria national team if he is playing for an Algerian club.

Morocco are the two-time defending champions.

Host selection

Algeria were officially named as hosts in September 2018.[1]

Qualification

Main article: 2022 African Nations Championship qualification

The qualifying rounds will take place in 2022.

Qualified teams

The following 16 teams qualify for the final tournament.

Team Zone Appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking
at start of event
 Algeria North Zone 2nd Fourth place (2011)
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Venues

Matches will be held in four venues at four cities: Algiers, Oran, Constantine and Annaba. The fixtures were announced on 17 August 2020.[5]

Algiers Oran
Stade du 5 Juillet Ahmed Zabana Stadium
Capacity: 64,000 Capacity: 40,000
Constantine Annaba
Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium 19 May Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 58,100

References

  1. ^ a b "Decisions of CAF Executive Commitee [sic] - 27 & 28 September 2018". CAF. 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ "2022 CHAN : Competition Scheduling Unveiled by the Organizing Country". Africa Top Sports. 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee meeting – 10 September 2020". CAF. 10 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Algérie : le CHAN 2022 reporté à 2023 (officiel)". Afrik Foot. 10 September 2020.
  5. ^ "CHAN-2022: le tournoi fixé du 10 juillet au 1er août en Algérie". aps.dz. 17 August 2020.