The African Football Federation (CAF) has officially chosen Morocco as host of the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN), scheduled to take place from January 12 to February 2, 2018.
Morocco submitted its candidacy to host the continental tournament on September 30 a week after the CAF stripped Kenya of the right to host the competition due to a lack of infrastructure.
Following the decision of the African football body, Morocco, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea submitted their bids to host the tournament. Ethiopia eventually withdrew its candidacy.
Prior to the announcement of the CAF decision, Morocco appeared the most favorite candidate to host the competition. Morocco chose four stadiums to host the tournament: Agadir’s Adrar stadium, Tangier’s Ibn Battouta stadium, Casablanca’s Mohammed V stadium, and Marrakech’s grand stadium.
The CHAN brings together 16 national teams made up of players selected in their respective national championships.