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2023 AFCON Postponed To January 2024

2023 AFCON Postponed To January 2024

The 2023 African Cup of Nations to be hosted in Côte d’Ivoire will now be held in January and February 2024.

This is according to top Egyptian sports website Kingfut, who stated that CAF Executive Committee led by Patrice Motsepe took the decision in Rabat, Morocco, today (Sunday).

The Executive Committee’s decision to shift the 2023 AFCON initially, billed for June and July, is due to the concerns over the rainy season in Cote d’Ivoire.

Speaking to French daily publication Le Monde last week, CAF Secretary General Veron Mosengo-Omba, admits they are considering a change in the date due to the weather conditions.

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“We are considering it; it is one of the possibilities.

“We asked Ivorian meteorologists to report to us on rainfall history in Côte d’Ivoire in June and July, but also to share their projections with us.”

And Kingfut has now reported that the continent’s football governing body has now shifted the tournament to 2024.

Aside the decision to postpone the 2023 AFCON, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup finals were reverted back to home and away format.

Also, the newly introduced African Super League will kickoff in August 2023 with the winner to get $10million.

The Super Eagles have already played two games in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers and have recorded wins against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Principe in Group A.

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  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    Confused people.

  • Emeka 2 years ago

    CAF ought to have been aware of the weather timetable in Africa.West Africa countries can only host AFCON between JAN and FEB,but if they have good,covered stadia with very good drainage,then W.A.can host the competition between June and July. The Northern Africans can host in June and July,and probably South African nations too.Highly disappointing CAF!

    • Boniface 2 years ago

      Morocco should have been asked to host next year’s Afcon instead.

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    So the super eagles will have to wait for another 2yrs before they’d participate in an international competition.. Consequences of pressing the self destruct button. No thanks to pinick ,dare , the ex chief cricket international (odegbami) , omoqja, Jimmyball, ugwunze, Larry, and others and not forgetting mr ” go in there and Express yourself. ” Shebi unable dy feel am abi????? Ndi mgbu…..hahaaaha….

    • KENNETH 2 years ago

      Another Rorh asslicker. Please tell us if the team selected would be different. Or what exactly would he have done differently to win the tournament. Abeg ask your parrot mouth to share some of his laced peanuts make we hear word. when he had the opportunity in 2019 why didn’t he take advantage of it. Is it dare or jimmyball that told CAF to postpone the event. Obviously you thinking from you ass

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Africa poor drainage in this modern era used as an excuse to postpone a tournament LMAO.

  • SD Special Delivery Jones 2 years ago

    All you Rohr haters see what you caused. Gernot Rohr was the best. Now we have to wait for 18 months to see the Super Eagles in a major tournament. If hating was cavity, you haters will have no more teeth. Ndi Rohr is a mechanical coach. Ngwa we will fail with our own. You people don’t have shame.

  • Ralph 2 years ago

    Seasons in Europe ends in MAY and the players will have almost 3/4 months to rest before the next season starts in Aug/Sept during which the AFCON can be played without much conflicts.

    Leagues only goes on couple of weeks for Xmas and new year break, some don’t even go on break at all, so why would you schedule AFCON to January when you have the opportunity of playing it in June which is more convenient for the players and their clubs?.

    So, do you guys mean nobody knows about Ivory Coast raining seasons before hand?
    And we keep saying the European football authority don’t respect African football, but how would they ? when we can even show maturity in very little things.

    • Boniface 2 years ago

      Football can be played in the rain. Not all the matches will be affected. CAF is just being lazy.

    • Titus 2 years ago

      August to september is still rainy season. So it would make no sense. Please leave CAF alone, they have grown some balls. Uefa can not try this with south american countries or asian countries. They have made the right choice

  • TALK UR OWN 2 years ago


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