The African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2023 dates were officially validated on Thursday by CAF. The opening match will take place on Saturday January 13, 2024 at the Alassane Ouattara stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan.

The tournament, which will pit the 24 best nations in Africa, will officially end on February 11, 2024, CAF said .

“CAF Secretary General, Véron Mosengo-Omba, has also confirmed that the official AFCON 2023 draw will take place next September. The date and venue will be confirmed later.”

At the end of the fourth day of qualification which took place last weekend, four countries obtained their place for the final tournament, thus joining the host country, Côte d’Ivoire. They are Algeria, Morocco, South Africa and Senegal, champion of Africa.

This 34th edition of the AFCON returns to Côte d’Ivoire for the second time after 1984, where Cameroon won the competition