Kigali – The Walias of Ethiopia were eliminated from the 2018 Africa Nations’ Championship (CHAN) after their return leg match with Rwanda ended in a scoreless tie here today.
The Walias did themselves a disservice when they lost 3-2 in the first leg match played in Addis Ababa last week.
Rwanda and Ethiopia were given a second chance for a final place at next year’s finals following Egypt’s withdrawal after their clubs refused to release players as the tournament for home-based footballers is not staged during a FIFA international window.
Morocco will stage the 2018 edition having replaced Kenya as hosts.
The draw for the 2018 CHAN will be made on 17 November 2017, with the 16-team tournament taking place from 12 January to 4 February.