CHAN 2022: Expanded tournament set for unusual format

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced the 2022 finals of its tournament for locally-based players (CHAN) will feature 18 teams instead of 16. Algeria are due to host the African Nations Championships (CHAN) in January, which will now feature an usual format. Caf say the finals will have five groups; three of which will have four nations, while…

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Boubacar Kamara joins Aston Villa from Marseille

Aston Villa have signed French midfielder Boubacar Kamara from Marseille on a five-year contract. Kamara, 22, will join the Midlands club on a free transfer when his Marseille contract expires at the end of June. He is the second player to join Villa this month after Philippe Coutinho made his loan from Barcelona permanent. “I am delighted that we have been…

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