Revised CHAN fixtures released

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The Black Stars drawn in Zone West B play Niger on March 30 with the return fixture in Niamey in two weeks time.

Ghana and nine other national associations who were left out of the initial draw for the inaugural competition have now been readmitted.

They are Gambia from Zone West A, Togo from Zone West B, Kenya and Eritrea from the Central East Zone, and from the Southern Zone: Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Zambia Chipolopo Boys will face Swaziland away next week in the preliminary round of the CHAN tournament.

Football Association of Zambia general secretary Fidelis Banda confirmed this, saying: “We will play Swaziland away during the weekend of March 28-30. Time is tight and we will put together our best team possible for the game.”

Preliminary round: Libya v TunisiaGambia v Mauritania Ghana v Niger Togo v Benin Central Africa v GabonCongo v ChadRwanda v BurundiKenya v TanzaniaEritrea v UgandaMalawi v MozambiqueSwaziland v ZambiaMatch dates First round: March :28- 30. Second leg: April 11- 13.

1st roundAlgeria v MoroccoWinner Algeria\Tunisia v EgyptSenegal v MaliWinner Gambia\Mauritania v GuineaNigeria v Burkina FasoWinner Ghana\Nigeria v winner Togo\BeninCameroon v winner Central Africa\GabonRD Congo v winner Congo\ChadSudan v winner Rwanda\BurundiWinner Kenya\Tanzania v winner Uganda\EritreaWinner Malawi\Mozambique v AngolaBotswana v winner Swaziland\ZambiaZimbabwe v NamibiaSouth Africa v MauritiusFirst leg matches: May 2-4. Second Leg May 16 - 18.