CAF Delays AfCON 2023 Qualification Matches

ADDIS ABABA – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed qualifying matches for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to help African teams prepare for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

On Sunday, the governing body of the African football said its Executive Committee approved a revised AfCON Cote d’Ivoire 2023 revised qualification calendar.

“This was necessitated by the Executive Committee’s commitment to make room for the African nations that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in November/ December 2022 to prepare adequately,” the CAF said.

Consequently, it said the September 2022 AfCON match day three and match day four qualifiers have been moved to 20-28 March 2023.

As per CAF, the Matchday five AfCON qualifying games will now be on 12-20 June 2023 while match day six will be played on 4-12 September 2023.