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As the clock ticks down to 2023 Africa Cup of Nations…



As the Match Day 5 of the qualifying series of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations beckons, the host country, Cote d’Ivoire and the organisers, CAF have launched official countdown.

The advertising campaign, centered around +225, the dial code for Cote d’Ivoire, has ignited excitement among football fans throughout Africa and the diaspora, while also marking the beginning of the countdown to the  CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 competition.

The LOC and CAF have symbolically initiated the 225-day countdown through a synchronized global digital takeover, featuring a lively and concise video reel that reveals the tournament, its host country, and the remaining days until the event.

Scheduled to commence on 13 January 2024, the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 23 promises to be a celebration of African football excellence, showcasing the talent and passion that permeates the continent.

The scenic cities of Cote d’Ivoire will provide a captivating backdrop for a thrilling display of skill, teamwork, and the unwavering spirit of competition.


The official countdown serves as a reminder that the eagerly anticipated moment is drawing near, awakening a sense of anticipation in both fans and players.

Africans will unite as one, rallying behind their respective nations and coming together to celebrate the beauty of the continent and the unifying power of football.

As the countdown continues, the LOC and CAF encourage fans to stay tuned to official channels and digital media platforms for updates, news, and exclusive content related to the AFCON tournament.

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.

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