The 34th edition of the biggest tournament in Africa will be held in the initial months of 2024. The matches will take place in Cote d’Ivoire from 13 January to 11 February 2024.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the final draw of the tournament.
The draw was conducted in the presence of some biggest former football legends, Didier Drogba, Mikel Obi, Sadio Mane and Achraf Hakimi.
🇨🇮 Ivory Coast
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea
🇨🇻 Cape Verde
🇬🇲 The Gambia
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso
🇿🇦 South Africa
🇨🇩 DR Congo
The outlook of the groups looks really competitive.
Nigeria is put in Group A with the hosts Ivory Coast. The Chelsea star Didier Drogba with Jon Mikel Obi drew these two nations, which got clubbed in the same group.
The other two nations that were locked in this group were Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau will open the tournament on 13 January against the host Ivory Coast.
Group B consist of Mozambique, the nation is waiting for its eighth title, and Egypt, with three-time champion Ghana and Cape Verde completing the group.
Furthermore, the 2021 winner, Senegal, is clubbed with the five-time champions Cameroon with Gambia and Guinea in Group C.
The Fourth group, Group D, 2019 champions Algeria, are put in Group D with the 2013 runner-up Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Angola.
Meanwhile, Group E is filled with the 1996 winner and runner-ups, which are South Africa and Tunisia, respectively, with Namibia and Mali. The Last Group, Group F, consists of the 2012 winner, Zambia, with Tanzania, Dr. Congo and Morocco.
A total of 6 venues have been finalised for the tournament, of which three stadiums are newly built, and two stadiums are in the capital of Abidjan itself, whereas one is in Bouake.
The preparations for the tournament are ongoing, and the African people are very excited about the tournament. As the previous matches went so well, this year’s tournament must meet the legacy of the earlier tournaments.
As the nations are qualified for the tournament, preparation of all the participating teams has been started. Almost all the teams have shortlisted their best players for the match.