Just like the last African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the next AFCON has suffered postponement with the 2023 competition now to take place in 2024.
It would be recalled that the 2021 AFCON took place in January 2022 after it was postponed from its initial date due to extended lockdown occasioned by the Novel COVID-19 Pandemic. Rising from their meeting, the CAF Executive Committee announced that the AFCON 2023 in Côte d’Ivoire will now be organised in from January to February, 2024.
The Executive Committee’s decision to shift the competition, 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 the body opted for a change in the date due to the weather conditions.
“We are considering it; it is one of the possibilities,” he had said. “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.”
Among other resolutions, it was announced that the proposal of the CAF President of the members of the Referees Committee is still under discussion.
Also, feedback on the inspection visit to Guinea for the African Cup of Nations, Guinea 2025, has been presented and CAF will decide later.
Regarding CAF competitions, the next Women’s Champions League will take place in October 2022 in Morocco while Futsal AFCON has been awarded to Mozambique, likewise the Beach Soccer AFCON awarded to Egypt