AFCON 2024: Excitement builds in Ivory Coast ahead of kick-off

Egyptian hands lift the cup after winning the 2008 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in Accra, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.
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Ivory Coast

This building in the background is the legendary Félix Houphouët-Boigny stadium in Abidjan, one of the six arenas for this year’s African Cup of Nations.

With just a few days to go, euphoria is sweeping the cities of ivory coast, a sign that the people of the country and other African nations have been eagerly awaiting this event.

A number of delegations from the national teams taking part in the African Cup of Nations have already set foot on Ivorian soil, marking the start of a gathering that transcends borders.

And on Saturday, January 13, 2024, the Africa Cup of Nations will kick off with an anthology match between the host nation and Guinea-Bissau, to the delight of the senses of all African soccer fans.

All eyes are on Côte d’Ivoire.

The stage is set for a remarkable Africa Cup of Nations.

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