Chad, who are in the same AFCON qualifying group with Nigeria, have withdrawn from the series with a possible implication of this withdra...
Chad, who are in the same AFCON qualifying group with Nigeria, have withdrawn from the series with a possible implication of this withdrawal being that only the overall group winners will qualify for Gabon 2017 as groups with only three teams cannot produce second best qualifiers.
Chad cited financial constraints for their withdrawal.
They will therefore not honour Monday’s reverse leg match against Tanzania on account of their financial problems.
An official statement by Chad signed by FA general secretary Moctar Mahamoud said the country will not be in Tanzania for Monday’s AFCON qualifier due to the global economic crunch, which has also affected their participation in other international competitions.
Chad are bottom of Group G with no points having lost their matches against Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania.
Besides the trip to Tanzania, they are also due to host Nigeria in June before a final group game against Egypt.