Feverish Preparations Ahead of African Nations Championship

The African Nations Championship, CHAN, is administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), with the first tournament held in 2009. The tournament is played between the best national teams of Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships, and who are qualified to play in the ongoing season. Expatriate players, regardless of where they play, even if in Africa, are not qualified to participate. CHAN's aim is to revive or strenghten national competition which has been weakened by players leaving for greener pastures and playing for foreign teams. From 2014, all the matches have been recognised by FIFA as first team matches. CHAN is now held every even year, alternating with the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Current champions, Morocco's Atlas Lions, are reportedly busy with last minute preparations, while Cameroon is putting in the final touches to host the event from January 16 to February 7, 2021.

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