… 2 of Cameroon, Namibia, Burundi to fill remaining spots on September 12.
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will begin on January 13, 2024, and end on February 11, 2024.
The ongoing 2023 AFCON qualification games are organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine the teams that would participate in Ivory Coast, the 34th edition of the international men’s football championship of Africa.
A total of 24 teams will qualify to play in the final 2023 AFCON tournament, including Ivory Coast who qualified automatically as hosts.
Notably, as of September 11, 2023, 22 countries out of 24 expected participants have booked their place in the 2023 AFCON, NaijaNews.com reports.
The hosts of the tournament, Ivory Coast, were the first to book their place and are already seeded for Group A automatically.
Meanwhile, ahead of September, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Algeria, Senegal, and Morocco whose final AFCON qualifier was postponed due to the earthquake in the country last weekend, have already booked their place in the tournament.
On Thursday, Ghana, Angola, and Tanzania joined the qualified teams after thrilling qualification rounds.
The current inclusion to the qualified 2023 AFCON countries are the Gambia. They drew with Congo Brazzaville in the earthquake-wrecked Marrakesh on Sunday night.
However, 2 spots are pending for grabs, and the spots will be filled up after the Group C’s Cameroon vs. Burundi clash on Tuesday, September 12, which kicks off at 21:00.
Two of Cameroon, Namibia, and Burundi are expected to complete the remaining spots.
See full list of all the 22 countries that have qualified for the AFCON 2023:
3. Burkina Faso
4. Cape Verde
5. DR Congo
7. Equatorial Guinea
8. The Gambia
11. Guinea Bissau
18. South Africa
22. Ivory Coast (Hosts).