Here’s Why AFCON 2023 Finals Have Been Postponed And Moved To January 2024. Africa Cup of Nations 2023 has been postponed until 2024 due to weather concerns. The tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast between June and July 2023, has been moved, and now it will take place there between January and February 2024. Patrice Motsepe, head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), stated, “We cannot take the chance.”
According to Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe, the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations competition has been moved to 2024. The tournament will now be held at the start of 2024 rather than between June and July 2023 as originally planned to avoid the rainy season in Ivory Coast.
“We cannot take the risk,” Motsepe said. “January is not the ideal time because of the European clubs, but it is the only choice we have.
Official: CAF President Patrice Motsepe confirms AFCON 2023 will not happen that year; it's been shifted to January – February 2024. Host country remains Cote d’Ivoire.#JoySports pic.twitter.com/pM4wQC8UpQ
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The tournament dates were decided to be postponed until after the World Cup finals in November and December, rather than brought ahead, meaning the event will be contested in the winter for the second year in a row.
The CAF Champions League in 2022/23 will also be the last. Motsepe has also confirmed that the African Super League will begin in September 2023.