Libya tops group 3 in CHAN draw, Morocco

CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea in Group C

Hosts Morocco will play Mauritania, Sudan and Guinea in Group A of the 2018 African Nations Championship.

The 16-team tournament, which takes place in Morocco between January 12 and February 4, 2018, is exclusively for players based in their domestic leagues.

The Draw Ceremony held at the Hotel Sofitel Rabat on Friday evening.

Namibia, Uganda and Zambia were placed in a group with Ivory Coast, who came third past year behind champions the Democratic Republic of Congo and runners-up Mali. Group D has 2011 runners-up Angola, Cameroon, Congo and Burkina Faso.

Nigeria finished third in 2014 in South Africa, but failed to reach the knockout phase in Rwanda previous year.

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Rwanda were the last team to qualify for the 2018 finals, edging Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate in a play-off after Egypt chose to forfeit its slot at the championship. "Every tournament has uniqueness but our target will be to go match per match", Ndayishimiye told Sunday Sport.

"To be honest, this is a fair group for us".

Rwanda were the last qualifier after eliminating Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate, having won the first leg in Addis Ababa before drawing goalless in the second leg in Kigali.

The left-back was part of the team that lost out in the group stage at the 2016 edition of the competition in Rwanda, but is confident the Nigerian side will do well this time around.

Equatorial Guinea are debutants and qualified without kicking a ball after opponents Gabon withdrew from the regional qualifying competition.


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