For the next 4 weeks, this page will be dedicated to special reports on the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2023.
The biggest and most followed single sports event on the African continent kicks off today in the West African country of Cote D’Ivoire.
It is referred to as ‘AFCON 2023’ even though it holds in 2024 because it was supposed to have taken place in 2023 but was postponed. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, retained the official title in order not to distort the biennial arrangement. The next championship will take place in the summer of 2025.
For the first time, the championship will have an expanded number of 24 African countries that will assemble to celebrate friendship and the greatest single sports event on the African continent. There will be 52 matches in all showcasing the best football on the continent. The championship started in 1963