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

CHAN 2018 Draw pairs Nigeria with Libya Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda

CHAN 2018 Draw pairs Nigeria with Libya Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda

Rwanda will play against Nigeria, Libya and Equatorial Guinea in Group C at the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals tournament.

The competition which is designed for players plying their trade in their country's domestic league will end on February 4.

Casablanca, Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier will stage matches.

The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial event, and will also face Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in their group.

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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 a year ago behind champions the Democratic Republic of Congo and runners-up Mali.

Nigeria's best performance in the competition was a third place finish at the 2014 edition in South Africa.

The local Elephants will play in group B with Zambia, Uganda and Namibia, who will discover the competition for the first time.

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"I still have memories of what happened in Rwanda the last time and I know some of my colleagues who are in that same competition will not want a repeat of that scenario".

The East Africans were the last country to seal a spot to the tournament, defeating Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate in their two-legged playoff.

The winning nation will win $1.25 million - up from the $750,000 DR Congo received in Kigali last time out.

Equatorial Guinea are tipped to be the underdogs in the group due to their inexperience at global level.

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