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All set for U23 Morocco 2023



For the second time in the competition’s  12-year history, Morocco are again hosting the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, the pathway to the football event of the Olympic Games.

Morocco hosted the inaugural edition in 2011 which served as the qualifying event for the London 2012.

On Saturday, the journey for the African teams to the Paris 2024 men’s football event of the Olympic Games will begin.

The official poster of the competition has already been launched amidst fanfare.

The opening match of the competition will be played in Rabat on Saturday between hosts, Morocco and Guinea.


The poster was carefully designed to illustrate the hand of a footballer holding the coveted trophy, which also embodies the quest to pursue continental supremacy.

The green rays of the illustration symbolise the lush green lawns of Africa, while the red displays the passion of the competing nations along with the colours of the host country’s national flag.

Two Stadiums will be used for the competition. They are the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium as well as the Ibn-Batouta Stadium, commonly known as the Grand Stade de Tanger


Group A: Morocco, Ghana, Congo, Guinea


Group B: Egypt, Mali, Gabon, Niger

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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