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Friday, 31 March 2023 05:28

CAF Announces January 13 As AFCON 2023 Kick-Off Date

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has announced that the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament will kick-off on January 13, 2024 in Cote d’ivoire.

The CAF communication department disclosed this yesterday via its website.

Part of the statement reads, “The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 dates have been officially confirmed by CAF, with the opening match scheduled to take place on Saturday, 13 January 2024 at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan.

“The four-week tournament, pitting Africa’s best 24 nations will officially conclude on 11 February 2024.

“This will be the 34th edition of the tournament and returns to Cote d’Ivoire for the second time after first being held there in 1984, where Cameroon emerged as winners for the first time.

“With the TotalEnergies AFCON 2023 Qualifiers approaching its business end, the road to Cote D’Ivoire is gradually taking shape as the world gears up for Africa’s biggest football spectacle.”

CAF also revealed that so far, apart from the host nation, six countries have already qualified for the biennial competition.

They are; Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Burkina Faso and African champions Senegal.

In the same vein, CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba, also confirmed that the final draw of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Côte d’Ivoire, will be held in September 2023, with exact date and venue yet to be confirmed.

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