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
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Shimmy Beach ClubBeach House Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club

Sun, sand, sea and glitz – the weekend isn’t over until you’re relaxing at Shimmy Beach Club

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 5Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties at A Touch of Madness

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer afternoons

Waterless dinner 2Waterless Dinners Are Coming to Cape Town

Enjoy a guilt-free meal comprising of crops farmed using salt-water agriculture

Pizza Sgt pepperDouble Tuesday Pizza Special at Sgt Pepper

Let the good times roll at this favourite Cape Town music haunt

Roast and Co 22-for-1 Drink Specials at Roast & Co

Every day “on your way” at Roast & Co. - enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and discover the coolest mugs

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Galileo - NooitgedachtDurbanville Get Ready for The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Celebrate summer with The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s new venue; Bloemendal

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

whale wine and wors wine flies logoWhale, Wine and Wors Tours with Wine Flies

Hop on board a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

Boy Girl HairHaircut Special at Boy Girl Hair Salon

Marry a tip-top cut with any of this edgy salon’s other services and save

FOREX Pub Quiz 2016 2Trivia Night at The Forex Bar

Test your general knowledge at this Observatory-based haunt’s Tuesday pub quiz

The Piano Bar Burger and Beer Special in Cape TownBurger and Beer Special at The Piano Bar

Visit this jazzy eatery and bar on any Tuesday for a burger (or pizza) and free beer

HintHunt Escape Game LogoCape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist Attraction: HintHunt

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City bucket list

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Team Building Cape TownTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser tag activity

AquilaConferences and Corporate Functions at Aquila Game Reserve

Bring your corporate family along to experience team building and business functions featuring the Big 5

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownTuesday Mates and Dates Restaurant Special at The Village Idiot in Cape Town

Bring a partner for a two-by-two weekly special at this popular inner city neighbourhood haunt

Boschendal Wine FarmPicnic Lunches at Boschendal Wine Farm

Delight in an alfresco feast at one of the most picturesque wineries in the Cape Winelands

mischuFree Coffee Beans and Capsules at mischu Coffee Shop in Sea Point

Simply mention CapeTownMagazine.com while placing an order of coffee beans or capsules today and score a freebie

Dizzys Camps BayDizzys Tight Ass Tuesday Karaoke Nights

'Bray' the night away with some super specials to lubricate your lungs

Excentric HairTransformation Tuesday at Excentric Hair Salon

First-time clients will receive complimentary Olaplex treatment when booking a single or double colour process, cut and blow-dry

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ Restaurant

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ambiance at this Parisian-inspired Cape Town steakhouse’s #HQDateNight special

Shimmy Beach ClubBeach House Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club

Sun, sand, sea and glitz – the weekend isn’t over until you’re relaxing at Shimmy Beach Club

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 5Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties at A Touch of Madness

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer afternoons

Waterless dinner 2Waterless Dinners Are Coming to Cape Town

Enjoy a guilt-free meal comprising of crops farmed using salt-water agriculture

Roast and Co 22-for-1 Drink Specials at Roast & Co

Every day “on your way” at Roast & Co. - enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and discover the coolest mugs

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club JMSCC Pumphouse Cape TownJoin the Cape Town Comedy Club Revolution

The weekend starts on Thursday at Cape Town Comedy Club, the city’s best stand-up spot

Predator End of Year FunctionMake Memorable Moments at Cape Town’s Only Aquarium

Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - KirstenboschA New Schedule of Movies at Kirstenbosch This Season

Great films, delicious food, comfy seats and a starry sky; what a movie experience!

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

SwordferSwordfern Hair Emporium’s Bring A Bro Hair Special

Bring your bro and get a haircut on the house from Swordfern

thali thaliArchery Lessons at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Practise your bow and arrow skills under the guidance of one of the best archers in the world at this pretty West Coast wildlife reserve

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownTuesday Mates and Dates Restaurant Special at The Village Idiot in Cape Town

Bring a partner for a two-by-two weekly special at this popular inner city neighbourhood haunt

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Sotano Lamb Burger SpecialBest Burger Special at Sotano every Wednesday

Tuck into two lamb burgers and fries for the price of one every Wednesday

SUPing with High Five Cape TownStand Up Paddle Board Group Lesson Special

Learn to SUP for less thanks to High Five Kite, SUP and Surf School

Family Market at Vergenoegd 3 Feb - 4Walk a Dog for a Good Cause at the ...

Bring the whole family, including the pooches, and walk them for a good cause

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Pokemon LeagueGotta Catch ‘Em All With the ...

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