Nigeria face Burkina Faso in 2016 CHAN qualifiers
Written by Taiwo Adediran on April 6, 2015
Nigeria will tackle Burkina Faso in the first round of the Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship qualifiers.
The draw conducted on Sunday at the Caf headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, was done based on the zonal representation of the National Associations affiliated to Caf
Caf General Secretary, Hicham El Amrani conducted the draw assisted by Caf 2nd Vice President, Almamy Kabele Camara, also president of Organising Committee of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). Also present were President, Issa Hayatou, members of the Caf Executive Committee and officials of the teams involved in the qualifying phase.
Forty-two teams are engaged in the qualifiers that will produce the 15 teams to join hosts for the final tournament scheduled for 16 January to 7 February 2016.
Nigeria will host the west African Nation between October 16-18, 2015 with the return leg billed to be staged between October 23-25, 2015.