Global music star, AKON of Senegalese descent, will host the draw of the 2023 TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations draw, on Thursday, 12 October, 2023 in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) made the revelation this Wednesday via its official website, confirming the presence of the Hitman and celebrated son of Africa – whose love for football has been manifested on a number of occasions.
The Draw for the 24-nations tournament will start at 19h00 local time/GMT (21h00 CAT, 22h00 Cairo) at the state of the art ‘Parc Des Expositions’ constructed in the build up to the 34th edition of the AFCON.
The televised draw will be made available for African Football enthusiasts on CAF TV (YouTube) and it’s broadcast partners across the globe.
In an exciting cast of legends, Akon will be joined by former Olympiakos, AS Monaco and Manchester City legend, Yaya Gnengenri Toure, who won the 2009 UEFA Champions League with Barcelona.
‘Yayous Ogogo’ as he is popularly known across the country led the Elephants to the 2015 AFCON triumph in Equatorial Guinea and has been away from public events in national colors since then. His collabo with Akon completes a crack duo for CAF in the draw expected to be watched by millions in over 50 countries.
The 24 nations through to the second gathering of the continent in the Cote D’Ivoire will discover their opponents for the competition expected to run from 13 January to February 11, 2024.
The Qualified Nations for the Final Draw:
Cote d’Ivoire (hosts), Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo DR, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia
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