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CAF: Rwanda gets a pat on the back for CHAN 2016 preparations

CAF: Rwanda gets a pat on the back for CHAN 2016 preparations

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Rwanda has been hailed highly for their preparations towards the fourth Africa Nations Championship scheduled to take place from January 16 to February 7.

The CAF-organized tournament, held every two years is reserved for players based and plying their trade in Africa.

The governing body instituted it to give mileage to the various leagues across the continent.

No ingredient will be missing in this edition of the CHAN tournament-Almamy Kabele Camara, second vice-president of Confederation of African football

According to Almamy Kabele Camara, second vice-president of Confederation of African football “No ingredient will be missing in this edition of the CHAN tournament. Its going to be a success.

“Teams are now on the same level, this is an important step to CAF’s football development policy. there are no small teams on the continent any longer “

Ahead of the tournament, the Rwandan government has announced a visa exemption for nationals of competing countries in order to attract fans.

According to the Rwandan newspaper The New Times, the Rwandan government has spent 16 billion Rwandan francs (nearly € 20 million), infrastructure and organization costs work to accommodate the CHAN-2016.

The 16 competing nations are divided into four groups: Group A is composed of Gabon, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Rwanda; Angola, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia make up Group B; Group C contains Guinea, Niger, Nigeria and Tunisia and Group D is made up of Mali, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Rwanda plays Ivory Coast in the opening game on Saturday.

Ivory Coast, Sudan and South Africa are former hosts of the tournament, which debuted in 2009.

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