The Confederation of African Football, CAF have confirmed that three countries have signified interest in hosting the 2018 Total African Nations Championship, CHAN.

CAF in a statement on its official website listed Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco as the countries jostling to replace Kenya who were the original hosts for the biennial tournament.

The Statement read: “At the end of the deadline for submission of applications on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 23:59, three federation's had submitted their bids…. Namely, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco.

“At its meeting on September 23, 2017, CAF Executive Committee decided to complete the process of selecting a new host country for the tournament scheduled for January 2018, within 15 days. After Kenya, the initial host, failed to meet the requirements.”

Total CHAN is a competition that brings together 16 national teams made up of players selected in their national championships.

The 5th edition is to be held in 2018 and Nigeria is among the countries that have qualified to feature in the tournament.

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