Cameroon and Namibia completed the list of African nations that have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be held in Cote d’Ivoire, with the tournament kicking off on January 13, 2023 and the draw for the tournament is set to take place on October 12, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Cameroon, the previous winners when Cote d’Ivoire hosted the event in 1984, secured their qualification for the tournament with a 3-0 victory against Burundi on the last day of the Qualifiers.
Next year’s tournament will feature a strong field, including 12 former African champions and the top 16-ranked teams in Africa according to FIFA rankings.
The host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, will lead a strong West African contingent, with Senegal, the defending champions, four times winners Ghana and Nigeria 2013 winners among the participating teams.
Other teams in the tournament include Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, and Gambia, who sealed their qualification dramatically.
Tanzania is returning for its second finals appearance, building on the success of clubs like Yanga SC and Simba in African Club competitions.
Tunisia, with 16 successive finals appearances and a championship in 1994, will be a formidable team in the tournament.
Morocco, Africa’s first FIFA World Cup Semi-finalists, will aim to replicate their performance in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt, seeking their eighth title, has reached two of the last three finals in 2017 and the 2021 edition.
The Africa Cup of Nations is indeed a significant sporting event with a rich history and a diverse group of competitive teams participating. Football fans around the world can look forward to an exciting tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.
Winners in 1990 and 2019, Algeria returns to go for a third title.
24 Qualified Nations
Cote d’Ivoire (hosts)
Democratic Republic of Congo