African Nations Championship CHAN 2023 standings, results, schedule, date, time, teams, groups, points table

African Nations Championship CHAN 2023 standings, results, schedule, date, time, teams, groups, points table

The 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN) is currently ongoing in Algeria with the competition finally having its first two semifinalists, find out more details, regarding match schedule, standings, results, tables, format, and more

Just recently, this host-nation Algeria, beat Ivory Coast with a stoppage-time penalty, while Senegal eliminated Mauritania with a first-half penalty.

African Nations Championship CHAN 2023 standings, results, schedule, date, time, teams, groups, points table, live stream

Despite the tournament being held in 2023, it is officially labeled as a 2022 event, because it was previously postponed by six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused a scheduling backlog.

African Nation Cup CHAN 2023

The African Nation Cup CHAN 2023, is held every two years and alternates with the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This year’s edition features an expanded 18 national teams made up of only domestic-based players.

The first CHAN tournament took place in 2009 and featured only eight teams. All CHAN matches count as full international caps for players as well as in the FIFA World Rankings calculation. However, only 17 of the 18 qualified teams are participating in the tournament this year. This is because two-time defending CHAN champions Morocco did not get authorization to fly into Algeria.

It all started due to tense relations and ongoing disputes between the two countries. Back in 2021, Algeria cut diplomatic ties with Morocco and closed its airspace to all Moroccan aircraft and any form of air travel starting from the country.

Difference between CHAN 2023 and AFCON

The African Nations Championship (CHAN) was set up in 2009 to help develop and promote domestic football in Africa. The tournament is held biannually and mainly serves as a showcase for players from Africa and based in Africa.

One major difference between the CHAN tournament and the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is that the CHAN tournament restricts team squads only to players who are currently playing in their home country’s domestic league. For example, a Ugandan player who doesn’t play in his home country’s domestic league cannot participate in the tournament.

CHAN 2023 live stream, TV broadcast and kick-off timings

beIN Sports a global TV network and SuperSport (sub-Saharan region) and African network hold the broadcasting rights for the 2023 CHAN tournament. Fans in other countries can watch the tournament on beIN Sports channels.

Country TV channel Streaming
USA beIN Sports fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
Australia beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect
Canada beIN Sports fuboTV Canada, beIN Sports Connect
Hong Kong beIN Sports beIN Sports, Now Player

All of the tournament’s matches save for one will kick-off at either 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. local Algerian timings. Given below is a table depicting the kick-off timings across the world:

Territory Zone Early kickoff Late kickoff
Australia AEDT 03:00 06:00
Canada ET 11:00 14:00
Hong Kong HKT 00:00 03:00
India IST 21:30 00:30
Malaysia MT 00:00 03:00
New Zealand AEDT 05:00 08:00
Singapore SST 00:00 03:00
United Kingdom GMT 16:00 19:00
USA ET 11:00 14:00

CHAN 2023 schedule

The CHAN 2023 is the seventh edition of the tournament and it began earlier this month, on January 13, 2023. It will go on until the final match scheduled on February 4, 2023.  Given below is the full CHAN 2023 schedule for each round:

Group A schedule

Date Results
Fri, Jan. 13 Algeria 1-0 Libya
Sat, Jan. 14 Ethiopia 0-0 Mozambique
Tue, Jan. 17 Mozambique 3-2 Libya
Tue, Jan. 17 Algeria 1-0 Ethiopia
Sat, Jan. 21 Mozambique 0-1 Algeria
Sat, Jan. 21 Libya 3-1 Ethiopia

Group B schedule

Date Results
Sat, Jan. 14 DR Congo 0-0 Uganda
Sat, Jan. 14 Ivory Coast 0-1 Senegal
Wed, Jan. 18 DR Congo 0-0 Ivory Coast
Wed, Jan. 18 Senegal 0-1 Uganda
Sun, Jan. 22 Senegal 3-0 DR Congo
Sun, Jan. 22 Uganda 1-3 Ivory Coast

Group C schedule

Date Results
Sun, Jan. 15 Morocco vs. Sudan
Sun, Jan. 15 Madagascar 2-1 Ghana
Thu, Jan. 19 Morocco vs. Madagascar
Thu, Jan. 19 Ghana 3-1 Sudan
Mon, Jan. 23 Ghana vs. Morocco
Mon, Jan. 23 Sudan 0-3 Madagascar

Group D schedule

Date Results
Mon, Jan. 16 Mali 3-3 Angola
Fri, Jan. 20 Angola 0-0 Mauritania
Tue, Jan. 24 Mauritania 1-0 Mali

Group E schedule

Date Results
Mon, Jan. 16 Cameroon 1-0 Congo
Fri, Jan. 20 Congo 0-0 Niger
Tue, Jan. 24 Niger 1-0 Cameroon

Knockout stages

Round Date          Time (GMT/ET) Match/Results
Quarterfinals Fri, Jan. 27 QF1: Algeria 1-0 Ivory Coast
  Fri, Jan. 27 QF2: Senegal 1-0 Mauritania
  Sat, Jan. 28 QF3: Madagascar 3-1 Mozambique
  Sat, Jan. 28 QF4: Niger 2-0 Ghana
Semifinals Tue, Jan. 31 16:00 / 11:00 Algeria vs. Nigeria
  Tue, Jan. 31 19:00 / 14:00 Senegal vs. Madagascar
Third Place Fri, Feb. 3 19:00 / 14:00 Loser SF1 vs. Loser SF2
Final Sat, Feb. 4 19:00 / 14:00 Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2

Group stage standings

Group A table

Position Team Points Matches W-L-D Goal Diff.
1. Algeria-Q 9 3 3-0-0 +3
2. Mozambique-Q 4 3 1-1-1 0
3. Libya-E 3 3 1-2-0 0
4. Ethiopia-E 1 3 0-2-1 -3

Group B table

Position Team Points Matches W-L-D Goal Diff.
1. Senegal-Q 6 3 2-0-1 +3
2. Ivory Coast-Q 4 3 1-1-1 +1
3. Uganda-E 4 3 1-1-1 -1
4. DR Congo-E 2 3 0-1-2 -3

Group C table

Position Team Points Matches W-L-D Goal Diff.
1. Madagascar-Q 6 2 2-0-0 +4
2. Ghana-Q 3 2 1-1-0 +1
3. Sudan-E 0 2 0-2-0 -5
Morocco* 0 0 0-0-0 0

Group D table

Position Team Points Matches W-L-D Goal Diff.
1. Mauritania-Q 4 2 1-0-1 +1
2. Angola-E 2 2 0-0-2 0
3. Mali-E 1 2 0-1-1 -1

Group E table

Position Team Points Matches W-L-D Goal Diff.
1. Niger-Q 4 2 1-0-1 +1
2. Cameroon-E 3 2 1-1-0 0
3. Congo-E 1 2 0-1-1 -1


The tournament started with the group stages featuring 17 of the 18 qualified teams divided into five different groups. While three groups featured four teams each, the other two groups featured only three teams.


The top two teams from the groups with four teams advanced to the next round. On the other hand, the winner of the group from the groups with three teams advanced to the next round.

In case of a tie, the tournament rules (page 28) for CHAN 2023 state the following tiebreakers:

  • Head-to-head results
  • Goal difference across all group matches
  • Goals scored across all group matches
  • Drawing of lots

Knockout stage

The eight teams will then move on to a knockout stage following a single-elimination format. The CHAN 2023 will also feature a third-place match. Matches taking place in these rounds will feature extra time and penalties in case of a draw after 90 minutes of playtime. Each team will get the chance to knockout other teams to make their way into the final stage.

CHAN full list of previous winners

Ever since its first edition in 2009, the CHAN is now in its seventh edition. Given below is the full list of previous wines:

Year Host Nation Champion
2009 Ivory Coast DR Congo
2011 Sudan Tunisia
2014 South Africa Libya
2016 Rwanda DR Congo
2018 Morocco Morocco
2021 Cameroon Morocco
2023 Algeria TBD

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