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AFCON 2023 to begin 13 January 2024





The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed on Thursday that the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Cote d’Ivoire 2023 will take place from Saturday, 13 January 2024, until 11 February.

This is the 34th edition of the premier African sports event and is holding 40 years after Cote d’Ivoire first hosted the championship in which Nigeria and Cameroon contested the final match.

That was where Cameroon beat Nigeria for the first time ever as they won the first of their five titles.

The AFCON 2023 qualifiers are almost complete, and four nations have already secured their place in the competition: Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, and African champions, Senegal.


These teams will join hosts, Cote d’Ivoire, in the battle to become Africa’s football champions.

“The final draw of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Cote d’Ivoire will be held in September 2023.

Date and venue will be confirmed in due course,” read a statement on CAF’s official website.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.