Afcon 2023: A Preview of Africa’s Football Feast

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From Record-Chasers Egypt to Surprise Packages follow 24 teams on Ivory Coast’s Vibrant Stage

Mark your calendars, football fans! The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) roars to life in Ivory Coast January 2024! The Elephants of Ivory Coast take center stage in the opening match on Saturday, 13 January, facing Guinea-Bissau at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

The African Cup of Nations will now be held from January 13th to February 4th, 2024. This move ensures more favorable weather conditions, allows additional time for stadium completion, and hopefully provides a safer environment for players and fans amidst the pandemic.

Contestants and Afcon Groups

The 24 teams that qualified for the Afcon 2023 have been drawn into six groups of four teams each, from Group A to Group F. The top two teams in each group and the four best-ranked third-placed teams will advance to the knockout stage

Here are the Afcon groups and the teams in each group (Link HERE):

  • Group A: Ivory Coast (hosts), Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau
  • Group B: Egypt, Ghana, Cape Verde, Mozambique
  • Group C: Senegal (holders), Cameroon, Guinea, Gambia
  • Group D: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Angola
  • Group E: Tunisia, Mali, South Africa, Namibia
  • Group F: Morocco, DR Congo, Zambia, Tanzania

Looking Forward to the big names

Excitement for the African Cup of Nations remains high. 24 national teams representing the continent’s finest will battle it out for the prestigious trophy. With the likes of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, and Riyad Mahrez potentially gracing the pitch, the tournament promises thrilling matches and unforgettable moments.

Get ready for a month of breathtaking goals, passionate celebrations, and unforgettable moments.

Get ready for a month of electrifying football as 24 nations battle for continental glory. Witness record-breaking Egypt (seven crowns!) kick off their campaign against Mozambique in Group B and cheer on defending champions Senegal as they begin their title defense against The Gambia in Group C on Monday, 15 January.

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