The CHAN disgrace

The Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) came to a forgettable conclusion in the Algerian capital, Algiers on Saturday night. Senegal were crowned champions of the hugely anonymous tournament.

The competition has noble intentions; it gives locally based players the necessary exposure. The tournament is the equivalent of the Africa Cup of Nations, only that it features players plying their trade in the domestic leagues.

But the tournament seems to be regressing since the first edition in 2009. Interest is at an all time low, such that when the final was played on Saturday, the FIFA Club World Cup was already in full swing in Morocco, just next door to Algeria.

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