CAF announce dates for the 2023 AFCON

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the dates for the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be played in Cote d’Ivoire.

The competition which was initially scheduled to be played in June 2023 but was postponed due to weather conditions in the host nation will kickoff on Saturday, 13 January 2024 at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan.

The four-week tournament which will see 24 African countries battle for the ultimate will run until Sunday, 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.

Following this past weekend’s thrilling round of qualifiers, six countries have now secured a place at the competition joining hosts, Cote d’Ivoire. They are Morocco, Algeria, South Africa, holders Senegal, Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

The remaining slots will be decided when Gameweek 5 and Gameweek 6 of the qualifiers are played in June and September 2023.

Also, CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba has confirmed that the Final Draw of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Cote d’Ivoire will be held in September 2023. Date and venue will be confirmed in due course.

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