Around 2 Billion People Watching 2023 AFCON Globally — CAF


Patrice Motsepe, CAF president.

No fewer than two billion people globally are watching the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire, Patrice Motsepe, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, revealed on Friday.

Motsepe disclosed this at a news conference, ahead of the AFCON final, describing the feat as an achievement that Africans should be proud of.

Said he: “We have had close to two billion people watching AFCON globally. We should be proud as Africans and the next one will be even better.

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

The organisation of the tournament, reports revealed, has so far been top-notch, with six beautiful stadia across five cities hosting the continental showpiece.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will lock horns with hosts, Cote d’Ivoire, in a block-buster final on Sunday at the 60,000-capacity Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpé in the outskirts of Abidjan.

The third-place match on Saturday between South Africa and DR Congo, slated for the iconic Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny also in Abidjan, ended in favour Bafana Bafana via penalty shoot-out that stretched into sudden death.

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