The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe
AFCON 2023 was scheduled for 23 June until 23 July in Ivory Coast, but the CAF board members decided to postpone it till the winter of 2024.
“We decided to postpone the start of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to be played in January 2024 instead of June 2023 due to the effect of the rainy forecast in Ivory Coast during this time,” Motsepe told a press conference on Sunday.
“The summer rains in Ivory Coast cause harm on the country so we preferred to delay it till the winter,” the CAF president added.
The AFCON 2021, that took place in Cameroon, was also played in the winter due to the same reason with Senegal snatching the title after beating Egypt in the final game.
Motsepe also said that both the Champions League and Confederation Cup finals will return to the two-leg format instead of the one-leg format applied in the last three editions.
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