No Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 – CAF
January 2024 date has been chosen to host the 2023 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which was originally scheduled to begin in Cote d’Ivoire in June 2023.
The announcement was made during a crucial meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CA) Executive Committee on Sunday.
The 34th edition, which was originally slated to take place from June 23 to July 23, 2023, has been canceled as a result of the weather in the West African nation, according to CAF President Patrice Motsepe.
“The 2023 Afcon will now be played between January and February 2024,” Mostepe told the media during a press conference in Morocco.
“This is one of the issues we discussed during our congress meeting here in Morocco and the official dates will be communicated later. It is after deliberations we came into the decision, we have partners and even though we make decisions, it is out of respect that we take the advice we are getting that we cannot take a risk [to host the tournament] and so that is why we have made the necessary announcement today [Sunday]. It is not good for African football to play a tournament that can be washed out, it is not good for Africa and the continent at large and so we have to postpone it,” CAF said.