The 24 teams that qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament were officially confirmed on Tuesday night, September 12.
The AFCON 2023 has been rescheduled to take place in Cote d’Ivoire from January 13 to February 11, 2024, due to the adverse weather conditions experienced in the country during the summer season.
And the line-up for next year’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire has been finalized with the addition of Cameroon and Namibia, who secured their spots on Tuesday.
Cameroon and Namibia have become the 23rd and 24th nations to qualify for the AFCON 2023 after Cameroon’s impressive 3-0 victory over Burundi in Garoua.
In Tuesday’s match, Cameroon secured the top spot in Group C, with Namibia finishing in second place and Burundi in third.
Continental champion Senegal secured their spot in the tournament with an impressive record of four wins and one draw in five games.
Egypt, who came second in the previous edition also qualified with an impressive record of four victories and only one loss out of five games.
Nigeria already secured their spot in the tournament with a late goal from Kelechi Iheanacho in their 3-2 win over Sierra Leone in June before the Super Eagles further solidified their position as group A leaders by demolishing Sao Tome 6-0.
Also, Ghana, Morocco, and Algeria are among the countries that have made reservations.
Meanwhile, there are also underdog teams like Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea who have qualified for the AFCON 2023 and are hoping to surprise the more outstanding teams.
Date for the AFCON draw
The AFCON 2023 tournament has been rescheduled to come up in January and February of 2024.
The tournament was initially planned to commence in June 2023. However, it was rescheduled due to concerns about potential disruptions caused by the rainy season in Ivory Coast, the host nation.
Now that the qualifiers are over, the countdown begins for the draw where the teams will find out who their opponents will be.
The date for the group stage draw has not yet been scheduled. However, we will keep you informed about the fixtures as soon as the draw is made.
Defending champions, Senegal, along with regional powerhouses Egypt and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, as well as World Cup semi-finalists Morocco, are expected to be among the top contenders in the upcoming AFCON 2023.
Below are the 24 teams that qualified for the African Cup of Nations in alphabetical order:
Cote d’Ivoire (Hosts)
Senegal (Title Holders)