The 7th Edition Of African Nations Championship ( CHAN 2022) will take place from 8 to 31 of January 2023.
The tournament will be held in Algeria. It was originally scheduled to be played from 10 July to 1 August 2022.
However, the CAF announced on 10 September 2020 that the tournament had been rescheduled to January 2023, following the postponement of the 2020 African Nations Championship to 2021 and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic league. For example, an Algerian player is only eligible to play for the Algeria national team if he is playing for an Algerian club.
Matches will be held in four venues in four cities: Algiers, Oran, Constantine and Annaba. The fixtures were announced on 17 August 2020.
Below are the Four Venues of CHAN 2022
5 July 1962 Stadium, Algiers.
The 5 July 1962 Stadium (the day Algeria declared independence), is one of the Stadiums of CHAN 2022 located in Algiers, The Algeria Capital.
The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 with a capacity of 95,000. It served as the main stadium of the 1975 Mediterranean Games, the 1978 All-Africa Games, the 2004 Pan Arab Games, and the 2007 All-Africa Games. The stadium was one of two venues of the 1990 African Cup of Nations (the other venue was the 19 May 1956 Stadium in Annaba). It hosted 9 matches of the tournament, including the final match, which had a second record attendance of 105,302 spectators. In the final match, the home team Algeria defeated Nigeria 1–0 to win the tournament.
Following formal compliance with current safety standards in 1999, the stadium was reduced to an 80,200 capacity, following a new phase of renovation.
19 May 1956 Stadium, Annaba.
The 19 May 1956 Stadium in the city of Annaba has a capacity of 60,000 and is all-seated.
It is currently used regularly by football club USM Annaba who play in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2.
The Stadium is also occasionally used by the Algeria national football team and is one of the venues for CHAN 2022.
Oran Olympic Stadium, Oran.
Oran Olympic Stadium is a new multi-purpose stadium in Belgaïd, in the Bir El Djir suburb of Oran, Algeria.
The Edifice was Completed in 2019 by the Algeria Sports ministry, it is used mostly for football matches with a capacity of 40,143 people.
The stadium is a part of the Olympic Complex of Oran. it will be used as the opening and closing ceremony venue of the 2022 Mediterranean Games.
Mohammed Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine.
Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine is the fourth venue of CHAN 2022
The multi-purpose stadium in Constantine, Algeria has a capacity of 40,000 and is currently used mostly for football matches. The Stadium is the home ground of CS Constantine and MO Constantine.