It’s done, we now know the 18 qualified for CHAN 2022 ! This Sunday, the last return round of the playoffs notably allowed Côte d’Ivoire to qualify at the end of the night and on penalties against Burkina Faso after two 0-0 back and forth (5- 3 tables).
Host country of the previous edition, Cameroon also scored their ticket by overthrowing Equatorial Guinea 2-0 after their 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Malabo. Goals from Kaiba Djawal (43rd) and Souaibou (46th) allowed Alioum Saïdou’s men to pass. Stunning success also from Congo, which passed under the away goal rule against the Central African Republic (1-2, 1-0) after a penalty from Kader Bidimbou.
Less worries for the DR Congo, already 2-1 winner of Chad away in the first leg and who crushed the Sao 5-0 in the return on goals from Jean-Marc Mundele Makusu (doubled), Maxi Mpia, Ernest Luzolo and Philippe Kinzumbi. New disappointment on the other hand for South Africa, crushed 4-1 by Angola and which will miss the final phase for the 4th consecutive time.
The competition will take place from January 13 to February 4, 2023 in Algeria, automatically qualified as host country, just like Morocco, double title holder. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will soon announce the date of the draw.
Qualifiers for the final phase of CHAN 2022:
Algeria (host country), Morocco and Libya (qualified automatically in the North zone), Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Congo, DR Congo, Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Madagascar, Angola , Mozambique.
The results of the last return round of the CHAN 2022 qualifiers
In bold the qualified; in parentheses, the score of the first leg
South Africa 1-4 Angola (0-2)
Mozambique 0-0 Malawi (1-1)
Congo 1-0 Central African Republic (1-2)
DR Congo 5-0 Chad (2-1)
Cameroon 2-0 Equatorial Guinea (0-1)
Burkina Faso 0-0 (3-5 pens) Ivory Coast (0-0)
Niger 3-1 Togo (0-1)
Rwanda 0-1 Ethiopia (0-0)
Uganda 3-0 Tanzania (1-0)
Mali 2-0 Sierra Leone (2-1)
Nigeria 2-0 (4-5 pens) Ghana (0-2)
Madagascar 1-1 Botswana (1-0)
Guinea 1-0 (3-5 pens) Senegal (0-1)
Sudan 3-2 – Djibouti (4-1)
Mauritania 1-0 Guinea-Bissau (1-0)