Wubetu Abate, the head coach of the Ethiopian national team, has called up 42 players to prepare for the upcoming African Nations Championships (CHAN).
Algeria will host the seventh iteration of the competition from January 13 to February 4, 2023. Algeria, Libya, and Mozambique make up Group 1. Coach Wubetu could also announce the final 28 players within a week of the start of regular practice.
After defeating South Sudan 1-0 on aggregate in the first round qualifier, the Walias qualified for the competition by defeating Rwanda in the second round of qualifiers.
The Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) will continue until December 27, at which point the national team will begin preparing for the competition.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the competition schedule following the draw, which took place at the Algeria Opera on October 1, 2022.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Morocco are the only nations to have won the competition twice. Tunisia and Libya each won one. The first competition was held in Ivory Coast in 2009. Only eight teams competed in the first edition of the tournament, which quickly grew to 16 teams for subsequent iterations.
Starting with the 2014 edition, all tournament games—from the preliminary round to the championship game—will be taken into account when determining the FIFA World Rankings.
Since only players from local leagues are permitted to compete, FIFA classifies the entire tournament as a friendly tournament.
Held every two years, the competition alternates with the African Cup of Nations.