Ghana will know their fate for the draw of the 2023 TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Algiers, the capital of Algeria on Saturday, October 1.
The Black Galaxies secured qualification to the competition after beating Benin and Nigeria in the first and second round of the qualifiers respectively.
Ghana defeated Benin 4-0 on aggregate in the first round, winning 3-0 in Cape Coast and 1-0 in Porto Novo. In the second round, Ghana edged Nigeria on penalty shootouts after a 2-2 aggregate draw.
The Black Galaxies together with 17 other teams will on Saturday, October 1 know their fate for the Group stages of the competition that features players currently plying their trade in domestic competitions only.
The competition which is scheduled to take place between 13 January and 04 February 2023 in Algeria will for the first time have eighteen (18) teams participate following CAF’s decision to increase the number of participating teams.
The CHAN had eight participants during the first edition in 2009, it moved directly to 16 at second edition in Sudan in 2011 and now to 18.
Below is the complete list of qualified teams:
QUALIFIED TEAMS :
Algeria (host country), Morocco (winners in 2018, 2020), Libya (winners in 2014), Senegal (fourth place in 2009), Mali (runners up in 2016, 2020), Mauritania (3rd appearance), Côte d’Ivoire (third place in 2016), Niger (4th appearance), Ghana (runners up in 2009, 2014), Cameroon (fourth place in 2020), Congo (4th appearance), DR Congo (winners in 2009, 2016), Uganda (6th appearance), Sudan (third place in 2011, 2018), Ethiopia (3rd appearance), Mozambique (2nd appearance), Angola (runners up in 2011), Madagascar (1st appearance).