The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday 30 March the day of the starting of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2023, scheduled to be held in Ivory Coast. According to the calendar established by Caf, the CAN will take place from 13 January to 11 February 2024
The CAN Africa Cup of Nations is a football competition that pits Africa’s best men’s national teams against each other. It has been organized by the African Football Confederation since 1957. Thus the 34th edition of this continental Mass will be played in Ivory Coast. The opening match will take place on Saturday 13 January 2024 at the Alassane Ouattara stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan. The four-week tournament, pitting Africa’s 24 best nations, will officially end on February 11, 2024,” the CAF said in a statement on Thursday.
The official draw for this CAN will take place next September, informed the organizational body, adding that the date and location will be confirmed later.
In addition, at the end of the fourth qualifying day held last weekend, six countries obtained their place in the final tournament, joining the host country, Ivory Coast. They are Morocco, Algeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Burkina Faso and Senegal, the reigning African champion.
Note that the competition will take place in six stadiums: the Alassane Ouattara stadium in Ebimpe, a suburb of Abidjan (60,000 seats), the Bouaké stadium (centre, 40,000 seats) Yamoussoukro (centre, 20,000 seats), San Pedro (southwest, 20,000 seats), Korhogo (North, 20,000 seats) and the Félix Houphouët-Boigny stadium (33,000 seats), in the heart of Abidjan.