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New CHAN host to be announced this Saturday


The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will decide the new hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday. Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia all bid to replace Kenya who had their right to host withdrawn by Caf due lack of preparations. The international tournament for locally-based players only is due to kick off in January. The choice will ...

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Hosting CHAN 2018 not a good idea – GFA

Ibrahim Saani Daara

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has cast doubt over the country’s readiness to host the 2018 CHAN tournament. The FA believes the country lacks the requisite finances to properly host two competitions in one year, with Ghana already committing to host the 2018 Women’s Afcon. Contrary to the FA’s position, the Sports Ministry believe that based on the country’s success in ...

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Ghana fail to qualify for CHAN tournament


Burkina Faso pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Ghana on Sunday to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya, the tournament for home-based footballers. Elsewhere on Sunday, Namibia overturned a first-leg deficit against Comoros to progress. On a weekend of shocks, the holders Democratic Republic of Congo were eliminated on the away goals-ruling by neighbours Congo Brazzaville, as ...

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Holders DR Congo knocked out of CHAN by Congo Brazzaville


The African Nations Championship (CHAN) holders, the Democratic Republic of Congo, failed to qualify for the 2018 finals in Kenya following a shock elimination by Congo Brazzaville. DR Congo could only draw 1-1 with their rivals in Kinshasa, having drawn the first leg of their qualifier 0-0. It put Congo Brazzaville through on the away-goals ruling. Also on Saturday, Zambia ...

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Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100


Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade. At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century”. The funds will be distributed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which they created ...

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