CHAN fast facts
42 teams participate in the Chan qualifiers according to zonal allocations of the national football associations affiliated to the Confederation of African Football.
The qualifiers will run through to August 28-30 where 15 teams will emerge to join hosts Rwanda.
This is how teams are divided as per their zones:
Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Mauritius, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Chad, DR Congo and Gabon
Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda (Rwanda has already qualified as hosts) » Libya are the defending Chan champions after they won the 2014 edition in South Africa