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Rwanda set to host 2016 CHAN football tournament – Envoy


Abuja  -The Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Stanislas Kamanzi, says Rwanda is set to host the 4th edition of the African Nations Cup Championship, tagged CHAN 2016.

Kamanzi said this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.

The event was to announce his country’s readiness to host the competition.

The envoy said that the tournament would take place between Jan.16 and Feb. 7, 2016 in Rwanda with Nigeria and 15 other African countries expected to participate.

The ambassador urged Nigerians to take advantage of the competition to visit Rwanda and cheer their “darling team’’, the Super Eagles, to victory.

He said: “Nothing unites people all over the world like football.

“Adequate measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of lives and property of all spectators and participants in the tournament.

“In addition, CAF officials have visited all the stadia to ensure adequate preparations and full compliance,’’ he said.

Kamanzi said Rwandans were very disciplined, hospitable and peace-loving people, expressing optimism that the tournament would be a huge success.

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The high commissioner also explained that visa related issues would be taken care of at the entry point but urged anyone requiring additional clarification to approach the embassy. (NAN)

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