|بطولة أمم أفريقيا للمحليين 2018|
|Dates||13 January – 4 February 2018|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Morocco (1st title)|
|Goals scored||58 (1.81 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ayoub El Kaabi (9 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Ayoub El Kaabi|
|Fair play award||Morocco|
The 2018 African Nations Championship, known as the Total African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2018) was the 5th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships. It took place between 12 January and 4 February 2018. In February 2016, Kenya was announced as the host nation but in September 2017, CAF decided to change the host nation due to a lack of progress with preparations. Morocco was announced as the host nation in October 2017.
Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic league. For example, a Moroccan player is only eligible to play for the Morocco national team if he is playing for a Moroccan club.
- 1 Host selection
- 2 Qualification
- 3 Venues
- 4 Squads
- 5 Match officials
- 6 Draw
- 7 Group stage
- 8 Knockout stage
- 9 Goalscorers
- 10 Awards
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The CAF received three bids by the deadline of 30 September 2017 to replace Kenya as new hosts:
The Ethiopian Football Federation did not provide the government's letter of guarantee, and were not considered. The CAF Emergency Committee decided to choose Morocco over Equatorial Guinea in October 2017.
The qualifying rounds took place from April to August 2017.
Since Morocco had already qualified in the North Zone before being named as replacement hosts, their spot in the final tournament was re-allocated to Egypt, which lost to Morocco in the North Zone final qualifying round. However, Egypt declined to participate citing a "congested domestic calendar". As a result, the spot was reverted to Central-East Zone (as originally three teams would participate including Kenya as original hosts), and would go to the winner of a play-off in November 2017 between Ethiopia and Rwanda, the two teams which lost in the Central-East Zone final qualifying round.
The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Zone||Appearance||Previous best performance||FIFA ranking|
at start of event
|Cameroon||Central Zone||3rd||Quarter-finals (2011, 2016)||45|
|Congo||2nd||Group stage (2014)||96|
|Rwanda||Central-East Zone||3rd||Quarter-finals (2016)||113|
|Sudan||2nd||Third place (2011)||136|
|Uganda||4th||Group stage (2011, 2014, 2016)||75|
|Libya||North Zone||3rd||Champions (2014)||88|
|Morocco (hosts)||3rd||Quarter-finals (2014)||40|
|Angola||South Zone||3rd||Runners-up (2011)||141|
|Zambia||3rd||Third place (2009)||74|
|Guinea||West A Zone||2nd||Fourth place (2016)||65|
|Mauritania||2nd||Group stage (2014)||99|
|Burkina Faso||West B Zone||2nd||Group stage (2014)||44|
|Ivory Coast||4th||Third place (2016)||61|
|Nigeria||3rd||Third place (2014)||51|
|Stade Mohamed V||Stade de Marrakech|
|Capacity: 45,600||Capacity: 45,240|
|Stade Ibn Batouta||Stade Adrar|
|Capacity: 45,000||Capacity: 45,480|
Before their hosting rights were withdrawn, Football Kenya Federation planned to use four stadiums as competition venues. However, only Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi and Kasarani Stadium in Kasarani were considered to meet hosting requirements after CAF inspection, while Mombasa Municipal Stadium in Mombasa and Kinoru Stadium in Meru did not.
Each squad can contain a maximum of 23 players (Regulations Article 72). The finalized squads were announced by the CAF on 10 January 2018. Players must play for clubs in their home country.
A total of 32 match officials (16 referees and 16 assistant referees) were selected for the tournament. In addition, seven match official were selected to operate the video assistant referee (VAR) system starting from the quarter-finals, a first in African competitions.
The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams. The hosts Morocco were seeded in Group A. The remaining teams were seeded based on their results in the four most recent final tournaments: 2009 (multiplied by 1), 2011 (multiplied by 2), 2014 (multiplied by 3), 2016 (multiplied by 4):
- 7 points for winner
- 5 points for runner-up
- 3 points for semi-finalists
- 2 points for quarter-finalists
- 1 point for group stage
Based on the formula above, the four pots were allocated as follows:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
The top two teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals.
Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 74):
- Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
- If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Goals scored in all group matches;
- Drawing of lots.
|1||Morocco (H)||3||2||1||0||7||1||+6||7||Knockout stage|
In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary, except for the third place match where penalty shoot-out (no extra time) is used to decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Article 75).
|27 January – Casablanca|
|31 January – Casablanca|
|28 January – Agadir|
|4 February – Casablanca|
|Libya (p)||1 (5)|
|27 January – Marrakech|
|31 January – Marrakech|
|28 January – Tangier|
|3 February – Marrakech|
|Sudan (p)||1 (4)|
Third place match
- 9 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Mohamed Sydney Sylla
- Patrick Moussombo
- Carof Bakoua
- Kader Bidimbou
- Secundino Nsi
- Saïdouba Bissiri Camara
- Sékou Amadou Camara
- Ibrahima Sory Sankhon
- Salem Ablo
- Elmutasem Abushnaf
- Zakaria Alharaish
- Abdulrahman Khalleefah
- Achraf Bencharki
- Ismail Haddad
- Salaheddine Saidi
- Vetunuavi Hambira
- Absalom Iimbondi
- Panduleni Nekundi
- Rabiu Ali
- Sunday Faleye
- Dayo Ojo
- Thierry Manzi
- Omer Suleiman Koko
- Derrick Nsibambi
- Fackson Kapumbu
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:
- Total Man of the Tournament: Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco)
- Top scorer: Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco) – 9 goals
- Fair Play: Morocco
- Team of the tournament:
- Goalkeeper: Akram El Hadi (Sudan)
- Defenders: Omer Suliman (Sudan), Stephen Eze (Nigeria), Badr Benoun (Morocco)
- Midfielders: Solomon Ojo (Nigeria), Walid El Karti (Morocco), Salaheddine Saidi (Morocco), Zakaria Hadraf (Morocco), Abdulrahman Ramadhan (Libya)
- Forwards: Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco), Saleh Taher (Libya)
- Substitutes: Anas Zniti (Morocco), Sand Masaud (Libya), Vladimir Antonio (Angola), Bader Hasan (Libya), Augustine Mulenga (Zambia), Saifeldin Bakhit (Sudan), Ismail El Haddad (Morocco)
Man of the match
Tournament team rankings
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