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2023 AFCON kick-off and final dates confirmed

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The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote 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.

According to a press release by CAF, 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.

Following this past weekend’s thrilling round of qualifiers, four countries secured their place in for the competition joining hosts, Cote d’Ivoire. They are Algeria, Morocco, South Africa and African champions, Senegal.

CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba also 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.

Zambia is chasing qualification to the continental showpiece and currently sits second on nine points, one behind Cote D’Ivoire in Group H with two games left to be played.

The next AFCON qualifier matches will be in June, 2023 when the Chipolopolo hosts the Elephants while already eliminated Lesotho will face third-placed Comoros.

– FAZ

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