A little more than two months of the kick-off of CHAN 2018 (January 12-February 4). While she was drafted to participate in the competition after the designation of Morocco as a new host country, Egypt has announced that it renounces to participate in this tournament!
The Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) announced its decision in a letter sent to CAF.
“The reason for this withdrawal is that we can not stop the championship while the tournament is in a period off FIFA dates,” said the executive director of the EFA, Tharwat Sweilam, KingFut site.
So it is not this year that the country of Pharaohs will participate in CHAN for the first time. In all likelihood if the CAF favors a geographical logic, Algeria, also eliminated in the North zone, should therefore recover the vacant place left by the Egyptians.