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AFCON 2023: CAF Confirms Dates to Shift From January to June

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Confederation of African Football, CAF has confirmed the dates for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

The 34th edition of the African Cup Of Nations has been scheduled to commence on the 23rd of June till 23rd of July.

That is to say, the competition will last for just a month.

Meanwhile, the venue for the continental showpiece as announced, is Côte d’Ivoire.

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Also, not more or less than 24 countries will be allowed to go in for the Prestigious African competition.

CAF has taken the decision to change the date for AFCON from January to June, in order to give the teams adequate time to prepare.

The initial date for the kick off of the tournament was January.

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However, the administrative and controlling body for African association football has decided to shift the date to enable the teams to have sufficient time to prepare.

Meanwhile, Rwanda has not participated in the tournament since 2004.

The team will therefore, wish to culminate their 19-year absence by qualifying for the biggest soccer fiesta on the continent.

Be that as it may, the draws for the preliminary qualifiers will be disclosed on the 21st of January, 2022.

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