CHAN 2021: News, livescores fixtures and results from Cameroon

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2021 CHAN Tournament News, Livescores, fixtures and results from Cameroon. January 16 to February 7th 2021 – LIVE BLOG on Interesting Football.

Highlights

Follow up: The semi finals fixtures has been paired, and here they are;

Wednesday, February 3.

CHAN Semi Final Fixtures

Mali vs Guinea

Morocco vs Cameroon

Quarter-final results

Sunday, January 31

Morocco 3-1 Zambia – 31.01 – 17:00

Guinea 1-0 Rwanda – 31.01 – 20:00

Saturday, January 30th

Mali 0-0 Congo – 1-0 (penalty)
D.R. Congo 1-2 Cameroon

Wednesday, January 27

Fixtures today…

Namibia 0-0 Zambia

Tanzania 2-2 Guinea

Teams qualified for quarter finals

  1. Mali
  2. Cameroon
  3. DR Congo
  4. Republic of Congo
  5. Morocco
  6. Rwanda
  7. Zambia
  8. Guinea

Tuesday, January 26

Defending Champions Morocco dump Uganda to seal qualification for the quarter finals of the CHAN Tournament in Cameroon.

Togo 2-3 Rwanda – 20:00

Uganda 2-5 Morocco – 20:00

Monday, January 25

DR Congo finishes as Group B leaders followed neighbours The Republic of Congo m

Results for Group B matchday three fixtures.

Congo 1-0 Libya – 20:00

Niger 1-2 D.R. Congo – 20:00

Sunday, January 24

Mali tops group A as the West African country qualifies for the second round of thevCHAN tournament after beating already eliminated Zimbabwe alongside Host Cameroon who drew against Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso vs Cameroon – 0-0

Zimbabwe vs Mali – 0-1


Saturday, January 23

Teams qualified for the quarter finals of the competition

No teams have qualified automatically yet but, Cameroon, Mali, DR Congo, Morocco, Togo, Guinea and Tanzania all have one step ahead of others in their respective groups.

Teams Eliminated from CHAN 2021

Zimbabwe, Republic of Congo, Uganda and Namibia.

Zambia forced to a draw by a brilliant Guinea side. The Eastern African country are second behind Guinea as Tanzania occupy third with three points from two games.

With two games played across the groups, chances of progression to the next round is still open.

Zambia 1-1 Guinea – 17:00

Namibia 0-1 Tanzania – 20

Tanzania condemned Namibia to an automatic elimination from the tournament.

Friday, January 22

Morocco 0-0 Rwanda

Uganda 1-2 Togo

Thursday, January 21

Happening Now: Congo 1-1 Niger Republic

Libya 1-1 D.R. Congo

Review: A tough clash between the 2014 winners and the two-time champions of the competition.

DR Congo started brilliantly but could not continue with their form as the Libyans continue to press charge.

Congo vs Niger – 20:00

Highlights: Burkina Faso 3-1 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe are on their way out of tournament after back to back losses in the group stage. The Southern African came with high hopes which could not materialize.


Wednesday, January 20

Burkina Faso 3-1 Zimbabwe

Goals from Sosso 14′, Tiendrebeogo 53′ and OuΓ©draogo 67′ seals three points for the Burkina babes. The win for Burkina Faso opens group A for three teams as Zimbabwe are closer to elimination.

Cameroon one step away from qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. The host country were in front courtesy of an impressive goals from Banga, who now makes it two goals in the tournament.

Mali also had a game plan coming into the game, the West Africans rallied back to snatch a point to keep hopes alive.

Mali edged past Burkina Faso by a goal to nil during the first matchday. A draw or an outright victory against Zimbabwe would see them in the quarter finals.

Today’s matches

Cameroon 1-1 Mali


Tuesday, January 19

Latest News: Zambia Coach Milutin β€˜Micho’ Sredojevic eyes Tanzania scalp. The manager believes his team’s performance will speak more on the field of play despite criticism (Goal.com).

Zambia 2-0 Tanzania

Guinea 3-0 Namibia

Monday, January 18

Monday’s CHAN Results

Morocco 1-0 Togo – (17:00)

Rwanda 0-0 Uganda – (20:00)

Ugandans prepares for tough clash with Rwandan as matchday one enters group C. The Ugandan cranes are gearing up for an important showdown which might go down history lane.


Sunday, January 17

Limited access to stadiums across Cameroon

Fans were allowed to access the stadiums as DR Congo defeated Congo in the second group B game of the tournament. About 25% percent of fans were allowed to enter the matchday venue according to Africanews.

DR Congo 1-0 Congo

The two-time CHAN winners started the competition on brighter note, beating their neighbours to take charge of group B.

Ushindi Wa kubanza’s goal two minutes from kickoff was enough for the Democratic congolese to seal the winner.

Libya 0-0 Niger Republic

It ends in a stalemate, the Libyans could not break a resilient defence put up by the West African nation.

A nice afternoon in Cameroon, here we go!

Today’s fixtures

DR Congo vs Congo – 20:00

Libya vs Niger Republic – 17:00

News: Zambia can beat Tanzania in group D opener – ZESCO United midfielder

Bruce Musakanya says Zambia can beat Tanzania in group D opener citing the team’s good preparation.

According to the midfielder, winning the first game will boost Zambia’s confidence. Recall, Zambia surprises the rest of Africa in 2021 with AFCON trophy. More on Goal.com.


Saturday, January 16

Group A Standings after matchday 1

Cameroon 3

Mali 3

Burkina Faso 0

Zimbabwe 0

Martin LoΓ―c Ako Assomo, Cameroon bags man of the match as host defeated Zimbabwe. The player had a 9/10 performance in front of his home fans.

https://twitter.com/CAF_Online/status/1350748457955434498

The versatile player is another Cameroonian to watch out aa the tournament progresses further.

Mali edges Burkina Faso

Mali edges Burkina Faso in the second fixture of the competition after a tough battle between the two sides.

Bagayoko’s lone goal was more than enough for Mali to claim the second spot in group A tied on the same point with Host Cameroon.

Scoreline: Mali 1-0 Burkina Faso


Cameroon opens the tournament with an important win over Zimbabwe


Watch the video, Banga’s bicycle kick which led to the opening goal


Cameroon started the tournament on a brighter note after beating Southern Africans Zimbabwe by a lone goal Banga in the 72nd minute of the game.

The host started poorly but found a way to clinch the win over the Southern Africans.

CHAN 2021 Cameroon tournament overview

The Groups

Group A: Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe.

Group B: Libya, DR Congo, Congo, Niger Republic.

Group C: Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Togo.

Group D: Zambia, Guinea, Namibia, Tanzania.

Teams to watch out

Cameroon

The host nation started on a bright note by defeating Zimbabwe courtesy an overhead kick from Banga in 72nd minute despite a jittery start.

In front of a reduced crowd, the Cameroonians made the home advantage count as they could manage a win to stay afloat at the top of the group.


Libya

The Libyans won the 2014 edition at the expense of West Africans Ghana via penalties. Libyan was a big surprise during the tournament.

At least, the national team is also made up of players playing within the Libyan national league even though they had a cancellation of the competition at some point.

DR Congo

The Congolese remain the biggest team in the with two titles won between 2009 and 2016. They are the only side to have won the competition twice.

DR Congo’s Super League is considered among the top five African leagues in the past few years owing to the level of performance of their teams including AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe in CAF competitions.

Morocco

Morocco is the defending Champions of the competition have won the last edition in 2018 after beating Nigeria by 4-0 margin.

Morocco also has a stronger percentage of home-based players in their national team, giving them an edge in the continental Championship.


Zambia

Winning the 2012 African Cup of Nations with the majority of players from the home scene brought the Zambians to the limelight. Zambia has a high number of players in the national team within the county’s first division.

Clubs like NAPSA Stars, ZESCO United, Nkana FC, and Zanaco PF.

About CHAN Tournament

CHAN or simply Championship for African Nations was created by the Confederation of African Football CAF as means to help players within a particular country have more roles to play at the national team level since it obvious countries prefer foreign-based players.

As a result, the Championship was created.

The 2021 edition in Cameroon was supposed to kick off in 2020 but was postponed indefinitely due to effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic across the world.

The tournament began January 16 and ends February 7th 2022 with 16 teams from the six African zones. The tournament will also act as points ranking for CAF and FIFA.

Players eligible to play the CHAN Tournament

Players within a particular national league. For example, A Ghanaian playing for Ashanti Gold is eligible while a Ghanaian who plays for Enugu Rangers in Nigeria is not eligible for the competition.

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