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Based Super Eagles get favourable CHAN draw

Based Super Eagles get favourable CHAN draw

Interim Cranes coach Moses Basena.

The home-based Super Eagles have been drawn in Group C for the 2018 Total African Nations Championship.

CHAN 2018 will run from January 13 to February 2018.

"We'll brace ourselves for tough games and also believe in ourselves that we can go through from the group over the rest of the teams".

Libya surprised African football followers by winning the 2014 edition of the tournament in South Africa at the expense of Ghana.

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The big stopper, who featured at Rwanda 2016, has maintained all the four teams are potential winners and as such the Super Eagles will pay equal attention to every game.

Uganda will be desperate to at least reach the quarter-finals after three first-round exits in a row, while the best showing from Zambia was third at the maiden tournament in 2009. Nigeria and Libya will play what could be the first of three worldwide matches in 2018, as both nations are drawn in the same 2019 Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifying group as well.

Equatorial Guinea are debutants and qualified without kicking a ball after opponents Gabon withdrew from the regional qualifying competition.

Morocco's commercial capital Casablanca, and Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier will stage matches in the 32-fixture tournament.

Kenya, designated to host the event in place of Kenya, has inherited a group in the range compounded by Guinea, 4th of the previous edition, Sudan, third in 2011's and Mauritania, finalist of the last edition.