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
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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.
|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|
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
|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
|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
|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
|Mon, Jan. 16||Mali 3-3 Angola|
|Fri, Jan. 20||Angola 0-0 Mauritania|
|Tue, Jan. 24||Mauritania 1-0 Mali|
Group E schedule
|Mon, Jan. 16||Cameroon 1-0 Congo|
|Fri, Jan. 20||Congo 0-0 Niger|
|Tue, Jan. 24||Niger 1-0 Cameroon|
|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
Group B table
Group C table
Group D table
Group E table
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
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:
|2009||Ivory Coast||DR Congo|