The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said about two billion people worldwide are currently tuned to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire

CAF President Patrice Motsepe disclosed this at a news briefing ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

“We have never had such a huge number of people watching AFCON globally, this is an achievement and we should be proud.

“The success of Africa depends upon Africa working together, trading together, and in football, countries competing and playing together,” Patrice Motsepe.

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CAF President also said the organizer of the tournament, Cote d’Ivoire, has been superb, with six beautiful stadia across five cities hosting the continental showpiece.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will trade tackles with hosts Cote d’Ivoire in the AFCON final on Sunday at the 60,000-capacity Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe in the outskirts of Abidjan at 9 pm.

The third-place match on Saturday between South Africa and DR Congo is slated for the iconic Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, at 9pm.