Chad has pulled out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers due to financial restraints even as the team was billed to face the Taifa Stars of Tanzania for the return leg in Dar es Salaam, March 28 (today).
According to a statement by Moctar Mahamoud who is the secretary general of Chad Football Association (CFA), “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.”
The Les Sao of Chad sadly, sits at the base of the Group G table with no point from three defeats to Egypt, Nigeria and Tanzania, and according to CAF rules and regulations, their results will be nullified.