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PICTORIAL: Presidential send-off for Uganda Cranes to CHAN

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni have flagged off the Uganda Cranes team headed to the fifth African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals starting in Morocco on January 12. Uganda are drawn in Pool B alongside Zambia, Ivory Coast and Namibia. The team …

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Rwanda qualify despite only drawing at home

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Rwanda filled the final place at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Sunday despite only drawing 0-0 in Kigali against Ethiopia in the second leg of a play-off. The Rwandans qualified 3-2 on aggregate having won the first leg by that score in Addis Ababa …

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Former army chief says ‘team’ ready to lead Singapore if asked

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | A fast-rising cabinet minister and former army chief seen as a frontrunner to succeed Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that he and other younger officials were ready to lead Singapore if asked. Political succession in the affluent city-state was thrust into the limelight …

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Losers Egypt back in 2018 CHAN

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Egypt will compete at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, despite being eliminated in the qualifying competition two months ago. The Egyptians lost 4-2 on aggregate to Morocco, who are now automatic competitors in the 16-team event having replaced Kenya as hosts. This …

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Three nations want to replace Kenya as CHAN hosts

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea or Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), the organisers said Monday. A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said one of the three countries will be selected this month to host the January 12-February …

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Rejected Kenya vow to continue stadia project

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), have vowed to continue with a stadium construction project. Only one of four venues earmarked for the January 12/February 4 competition was ready, leading the CAF executive committee to dump the …

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Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day gathering of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad …

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CAF officials in Kenya for final CHAN assessment

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspectors arrived in Kenya on Monday to assess the country’s progress towards hosting next year’s African Nations Championships (CHAN). The eight-member team’s visit was delayed a week due to uncertainty surrounding the disputed outcome of last month’s presidential election in …

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CAF postpones CHAN inspection visit to Kenya

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has called off its final inspection visit to Kenya to assess preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship, officials said on Sunday. A delegation was expected in Nairobi on September 7 but the current political situation in Kenya …

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Another CHAN shock as Ghana crash

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Burkina Faso upset Ghana 2-1 Sunday as a shock-riddled weekend of 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying continued. Defending champions the Democratic Republic of Congo and the team they beat in the 2016 final, Mali, were dumped out of the competition for home-based footballers Saturday. …

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