Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

The confederations of African Football(CAF) has finally announced the date for the draw of the 2023 African cup of nations to be held in Cote d’Ivoire.

The draw will be held on October 12, 2023 after it was decided during a CAF Executive Committee meeting in Algiers on Thursday.

The 24 participating teams will discover their group opponents when the draw is held in the host country later this year.

The 2023 TotalEnergies AFCON is scheduled to kick off on January 13 and will run until February 11 when the final will be played.

The opening match is set to be played the Hassan Ouattara Stadium, in the capital Abidjan.

This is the second time that the Ivorians are hosting the tournament, having staged the 1984 edition when Cameroon were crowned champions.

Meanwhile, the Executive Committee noted its satisfaction with the progress and the level of preparedness by the host nation, seven months before the tournament starts.

CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe expressed his gratitude to His Excellency the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara and the Prime Minister, Patrick Achi, for their cooperation and commitment to ensuring the successful hosting of the tournament.

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