2014 African Nations Championship in South Africa

Cape Town is set to host 16 matches for Africa’s biennial soccer showdown!


The 2014 Orange African Nations Championship (also known as the African Championship of Nations or CHAN) kicks off in Mzansi for an all-out three-week tournament that challenges national football teams from various countries in Africa to battle it out for the title.

Taking place between 11 January and 1 February 2014, the showdown, which was originally set to be hosted in Libya, sees squads go head-to-head in three different cities in South Africa – Cape Town, Polokwane and Mangaung – with the Mother City’s stadiums in Green Point and Athlone hosting 16 of the 32 games, including the opening and closing matches and ceremonies.

Only the third tourney thus far, the African Nations Championship is played every two years in a different country on the continent and alternates with the ever-popular Africa Cup of Nations. Starting with only 9 teams in the first contest in 2009, the competition has since expanded to include 16 sides in total, all of which are selected from the North, West A and B, Central, Central-East and Southern zones in Africa.

Most importantly, the biannual competition does not allow players competing outside of their home country’s domestic league to partake in this prestigious event. So, don’t expect to see any of the big African stars enrolled in European leagues. This policy is fundamental to the tournament, as the competition was initiated as a response to the growing need to keep the top-notch African players playing on local soil.  It’s an unfortunate fact that many footballers leave their country of birth to play for foreign teams that offer fame, fortune and exposure.

The upcoming contest sees the following teams battle it out for the African Nations Championship title: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Congo DR, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa (hosts), Uganda, Zimbabwe.

2014 ORANGE CHAN FIXTURES SOUTH AFRICA

3RD PLACE MATCH 2014 ORANGE CHAN FIXTURES SOUTH AFRICA

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Zimbabwe vs Nigeria

1 FEB 2014

5pm

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

FINALS 2014 ORANGE CHAN FIXTURES SOUTH AFRICA

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Libya vs Ghana

1 FEB 2014

8pm

Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Tickets for the 2014 Orange African Nations Championships in South Africa

Tickets for the soccer matches are available at all Shoprite, Shoprite/Checkers and Computicket outlets and costs range between R40p/p and R200p/p.

The CHAN 2014 match tickets will be sold in the following three phases:

Phase 1  29 November 2014 - 5 January 2014 General group stage tickets
Phase 2 6 - 18 January 2014 Quarter-final, semi-final and final match tickets
Phase 3 19 - 22 January 2014 Semi-final and final match tickets

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