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AFCON: Kick off date posponed, CAF highlights weather concerns

The 2023 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament set to take place in Ivory Coast by July 2023 has been moved to January 2024.

According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Nations cup was postponed due to weather concerns.

CAF President, Patrice Motsepe, who made the announcement, on Sunday, at a CAF meeting in Morocco, said, “We took a lot of advice and we decided we cannot take a risk.”

“We don’t want to run the risk of that our top competition is going to be washed out.”

“January is not the best time because the European clubs do not want to release their players but we have no choice,” he added.

This is the second consecutive time that the AFCON is being postponed, after the last edition of the tournament in Cameroon.

Source:Rootstv