It will be Egypt's very first participation in this competition, running since 2009, which will be in its 5th edition and gather only players playing in the championships of their countries.
The list of 16 countries qualified for Total CHAN, Morocco 2018, scheduled for 12 January to 4 February 2018, is as follows:
North zone (2 qualified + host country): Egypt, Libya, Morocco
Eastern Central Zone (2 qualified): Sudan, Uganda
Central Zone (3 qualified): Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea
West Zone A (2 qualified): Guinea, Mauritania
West Zone B (3 qualified): Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Nigeria
Southern Zone (3 qualified): Angola, Namibia, Zambia