As action at the CHAN 2016 enters crucial stage with teams still scrambling for a place in the quarter final, the organizers are seeking rules for tie breakers.
Having amassed 6 points each after two matches; hosts Rwanda, DR Congo and Zambia are already through to the last eight leaving the remaining 5 slots up for grabs.
To avert the possibility of uncertainties over which team progresses to the first knock out round, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has come up with clear criteria on how to break a tie in the event one arises after conclusion of the preliminary matches.
In case of equality between two teams at the end of the group matches, the teams will be ranked according to the greatest number of points obtained in the match between the two teams concerned or the goal difference in all group matches. Other options being considered include the greatest number of goals scored in all group matches as well as drawing of lots conducted by the Organising Committee. In case of equality between more than two teams at the end of the group matches, the teams will be ranked according to the the greatest number of points obtained in the matches between the teams concerned or the best goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned.
Other options include the greatest number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned and if, after applying other criteria and the two teams are still tied, other options would be applied.
Yesterday, Group B matches pitting Ethiopia against Angola and Cameroon were being played.