Chad was until now, sitting at the bottom of Group G with no point after 3 losses to Egypt, Nigeria and Tanzania. A statement written by the Chad Football Association Secretary General, Moctar Mahamoud, today, reads:
“As part of our participation in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers for Gabon 2017 and particularly the return match against Tanzania, we bring to your attention that our national team has failed to make it to the return leg game in Dar el Salaam scheduled for March 28.
Indeed, our country has been affected by the global economic conditions and because of this, our participation in various competitions has taken a serious blow due to financial constraints. We wish you all the best and we apologise for this situation which is basically independent of our will.”…. we hope Nigeria joins us soon….