2016 CAF African Nations Championship Games

Bafana Bafana launches their 2016 CHAN campaign with a clash against Mauritius


The 2016 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN), hosted by Rwanda, has already got underway with qualifying matches taking place around the continent. Bafana Bafana will face off with Mauritius at the Anjalay Stadium (Mauritius) on Sunday, 5 July 2015 at 1pm, in the second leg of the qualifiers.

South Africa is one of 12 teams in the Southern Zone. Only three teams from this zone can qualify for the tournament. Bafana Bafana beat Mauritius 3-0 in the first leg of qualifiers on Saturday, 20 June 2015.

The final round of CHAN 2016 will take place between Saturday, 16 January and Sunday, 7 February 2016, with 16 teams taking part. Unlike the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the teams who qualify can only consist of players who play in their domestic leagues. So, only players who play for the South African Premier Soccer League can be part of the Bafana Bafana squad. Both tournaments, however, are biennial events that run in consecutive years (so 2015 saw AFCON, 2016 will have CHAN, 2017 will have AFCON and so on).

Although no games will be played in Cape Town (or South Africa) for the remainder of this tournament, we have an awesome list of places you can go to watch the games in our beloved city. Alternatively, if you’re desperately yearning for some real life soccer action, Ajax Cape Town will be hosting the Cape Town Cup at the end of the month.

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Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2016
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Robertson Hands-on Harvest Wine FestivalRobertson Hands-on Harvest Festival

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District Six Kanala Musical in Cape Town District Six - Kanala Musical

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Affair on the Hill Durbanville Summer Market Affair on The Hill Market

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The Darling Music Experience 1Darling Music Experience

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Oude Libertas Summer Music FestivalOude Libertas Summer Season Festival

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Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Festival KirstenboschThe Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music ...

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset ConcertsKirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

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Food at Thali Thali Game Lodge and Reserve Sunday Lunch Buffet at Thali Thali Game ...

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Blacksmith Helderberg Sunset ConcertsHelderberg Sunset Concert Series

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12 Apostles Valentine's Day Lunch BuffetCelebrate The Month Of Love At The ...

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Sarah Pratt Exhibition Salon91The Fox, the Owl & the Robber ...

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Kate Davies 365 Exhibition365 Days of Infrared Photography ...

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Meleko Mokgosi ExhibitionComrades Solo Exhibition at the ...

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Taalmonument Picnic SeriesThe Taalmonument Picnic Series in Paarl

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Hazendal Wine Farm Cape WinelandsSunday Lunch and Picnics at Hazendal ...

Unwind with affordable fare on one of Stellenbosch’s oldest wine farms

Robertson Hands-on Harvest Wine FestivalRobertson Hands-on Harvest Festival

Route 62’s popular food and wine affair returns in 2016 for two whole months ...

Red Bull King of the AirRed Bull King of the Air Kiteboarding ...

Check out the world’s top big air kiteboarders battle it out to catch the ...

Worldart Gallery Zolile PhetshaneWorldart Gallery: Zolile Phetshane ...

Explore the life of this artist through his striking works that document his ...

orchestra1Cape Town International Summer Music ...

Be entranced by some of classical music’s finest soloists at the Cape Town ...

Sexy Clifton Yacht Parties Sexy Clifton Yacht Party in Cape Town

Boogie to great beats and enjoy the view of the seaside from a different angle ...

District Six Kanala Musical in Cape Town District Six - Kanala Musical

David Kramer brings another lekker local production to the Mother City

Affair on the Hill Durbanville Summer Market Affair on The Hill Market

This Durbanville-based summer market is set to showcase good food, wine and ...

CTEMF 2016 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

The Mother City’s edgy underground beats celebration is back with more ...

The Darling Music Experience 1Darling Music Experience

This scenic West Coast dorpie celebrates classical and contemporary melodies ...

Oude Libertas Summer Music FestivalOude Libertas Summer Season Festival

Catch this series of Stellenbosch music concerts showcasing some of the finest ...

Greek salad at 15 on Orange ayce buffetSunday Lunch at Savour Restaurant

Tuck into the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s lavish buffet and bottomless ...

Stellenbosch Wine Festival LOGOStellenbosch Wine Festival

Enjoy the fruits of the Cape Winelands at this annual three-day food and vino ...

Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Festival KirstenboschThe Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music ...

With multiple talented singers and musicians taking to the Kirstenbosch stage, ...

Othello at Maynardville Park Shakespeare in the Park at Maynardville ...

See Shakespeare’s well-known tale of passion, love and jealousy, Othello, ...

2016 CHAN Logo2016 CHAN Tournament

The competition heats up as sixteen teams go toe-to-toe in a bid to reach the ...

2016 CHAN Logo2016 CAF African Nations Championship ...

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TitanicTitanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the ...

Re-live the excitement, terror and tragedy of the Titanic at this exhibition of ...

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape ...

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars ...

seal snorkeling diver and seals 2Seal Snorkelling Sunday Special with ...

Get free use of a GoPro Hero 2 underwater camera when you book this incredible ...

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset ConcertsKirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

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Camissa Tour 5 2015Sunday Gospel Experience with Camissa

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most ...

Food at Thali Thali Game Lodge and Reserve Sunday Lunch Buffet at Thali Thali Game ...

Cap off the weekend with a hearty, affordable spread at this family-friendly ...

Blacksmith Helderberg Sunset ConcertsHelderberg Sunset Concert Series

Take advantage of the warm summer evenings with this series of outdoor concerts

sotano in cape town 11Sunday Happy Hour and Live Music at ...

Unwind with live music and good vibrations at this easy, breezy Mediterranean ...

Cape Philharmonic Youth OrchestraCape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra ...

Treat your ears to the soothing sounds from these talented young musicians

Aperos AfriqueApéro Afrique Music & Food Gatherings ...

Laid-back and lovely, experience Cape Town at its best with this series of ...

12 Apostles Valentine's Day Lunch BuffetCelebrate The Month Of Love At The ...

Every day is Valentine’s Day at the Azure Restaurant during the month of ...

Backtracker Cycling Back UnitCycling Events in the Western Cape

Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the ...

Sarah Pratt Exhibition Salon91The Fox, the Owl & the Robber ...

Step into an imaginative world of dogs, fox puppets, puffins and other creative ...

Kate Davies 365 Exhibition365 Days of Infrared Photography ...

Ethereal and elegant, explore Kate Davies’ infrared world

Material(i)sation exhibitionMaterial(i)sation Group Exhibition at ...

Let your creativity and ideas materialise with this evocative exhibition of ...

Meleko Mokgosi ExhibitionComrades Solo Exhibition at the ...

Delve into the meaning of democracy with this series of thought-inspiring ...

Taalmonument Picnic SeriesThe Taalmonument Picnic Series in Paarl

Enjoy good food, good entertainment and good company beneath the stars at the ...

Art of Living Couples CourseThe Art of Living Course for Couples

Deepen your bond with this powerful programme

Wildlife Photographer of the YearWildlife Photographer of the Year ...

Gaze in awe at incredible wildlife pictures taken by the globe’s top ...

Hazendal Wine Farm Cape WinelandsSunday Lunch and Picnics at Hazendal ...

Unwind with affordable fare on one of Stellenbosch’s oldest wine farms

Stellenbosch Wines Pizza and Wine WelmoendStellenbosch Vineyard’s Pizza & Wine ...

There is never an excuse to miss a pizza festival; and this one even has wine!

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