Only the top two finishers from the Zone will advance to the finals in Rwanda next year. This will be the 4th edition of this biannual tournament.
All in all 42 teams are engaged for the draw to be conducted according to zonal distributions of the National Associations affiliated to Caf.
The engaged teams and their zones are as follows; Northern Zone (2 spots) – Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
*Zone West A (2 spots) – Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone
*Zone West B (3 spots) – Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo.
*Central Zone (3 spots) – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Chad, DR Congo, Gabon
*Central-East Zone (3 including hosts) – Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
*Southern Zone (3 spots) – Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Mauritius, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
There will be two rounds each for the qualifiers except for the Northern Zone, where the three teams will play each other on a round-robin basis with the top two qualifying for the final tournament.
The qualifiers will start from the weekend of 19-21 June 2015 through to 28-30 August 2015 where 15 teams will emerge to join hosts Rwanda for the final tournament from 16 January to 7 February 2016.
Previous winners of the CHAN, a tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues are DR Congo (2009), Tunisia (2011) and Libya (2014).]]>