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CHAN 2016: Opening games wrap up

CHAN 2016: Opening games wrap up


Today will see the end of the first round of matches at the CHAN 2016.

Hosts Rwanda got their campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast.

The Democratic Republic of Congo began their bid for a second African Nations Championship (CHAN) title with a comfortable 3-0 win over Ethiopia in the opening match of Group B.

In the second Group B game over the weekend, Cameroon held on to beat Angola 1-0, despite having a man sent off midway through the second half.

The 2014 edition’s third-placed team, Nigeria put up an inspiring performance to crush Niger 4-1 in their African Nations Championships opening match on Monday.

Earlier, debutants Guinea came from behind twice to earn a deserved 2-2 draw with Tunisia in a match which saw the two opposing strikers each grab a brace.

Nigeria sits top of Group C, followed by Tunisia, Guinea and Niger.

In Group D, Isaac Chansa scored the only goal of the game to give Zambia victory over Zimbabwe in the opener.

Later on Tuesday, Uganda and Mail shared spoils in their Group D opener leaving Zambia on top of Group D after Match-day 4.