Johannesburg - Cameroon and Ivory Coast completed the
line-up for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda by achieving
narrow qualifying victories at the weekend.
Ronald Ngah scored on 72 minutes to give Cameroon a 1-0 win
over Congo in Brazzaville after a goalless first leg two weeks ago.
Boua Koffi was the toast of the Ivory Coast as his
33rd-minute goal brought a 1-0 win over twice CHAN runners-up Ghana in Abidjan.
Ivory Coast, who lost the first leg 2-1 in Kumasi, won the
tie on the away-goals rule to secure a third appearance at the tournament for
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Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon,
Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe are
the other qualifiers.
Rwanda, automatic entrants as the host nation, complete the line-up
for the January 16 to February 7 tournament, which has a similar format to the
Africa Cup of Nations.
A draw in Kigali on November 15 will divide the 16 countries
into four groups with winners and runners-up advancing to the quarter-finals.
Defending champions Libya were eliminated from the
region-based qualifiers after finishing bottom of a mini-league behind Morocco
DR Congo won the first CHAN in 2009, Tunisia the second two
years later, and Libya triumphed in Cape Town last year, pipping Ghana in a
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