AFCON to hold 9th January to 6th of February 2022

AFCON to hold 9th January to 6th of February 2022
Cameroonian former footballer Samuel Eto’o holds the Africa Cup of Nations trophy prior to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo Stadium (Photo by Ahmed Awaad/NurPhoto)

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from the 9th of January to the 6th of February next year.

This was confirmed at a virtual executive committee meeting of the Confederation of African football, CAF, chaired by recently elected president Patrice Motsepe of South Africa.

The meeting also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualified teams into six groups will be held on the 25th of June.

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23 Countries have qualified for the tournament and the remaining spot will be claimed when the fixture between Benin republic and Sierra Leone is decided

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