CAF postpones AFCON 2023 qualifiers for World Cup preparation

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has postponed the next round of qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Cote d’Ivoire 2023 to allow the continent’s five World Cup representatives the opportunity for better preparations before the tournament in Qatar.

Consequently, the September 2022 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire match day three and match day four qualifiers have been moved to March 20-28, 2023.

CAF in a statement said match day five will now be on June 12–20, 2023, while match day six will be played on September 4-12, 2023.

Ghana was due to face Angola in a double-header in September, but both games have been postponed. Ghana is pooled in Group E of the qualifiers and tied on four points with Angola but top on goal difference.

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