AFCON Africa Teams Set To Battle For AFCON 2024 Ticket

The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations officially resumes this month with some intriguing matches as African teams get ready to put their best foot forward in order to secure a place in the continental showcase scheduled for Cote D’Ivoire next year.

The week of March 22 through 24 will see 44 different countries in competition, some hoping to build on their advantages while others trying to make up lost ground in the quest for qualifying.

Nigeria, a three-time African champion, will play Guinea Bissau at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja with the goal of extending their lead over Sierra Leone and Sao Tome & Principe at the top of Group A.

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A battered Togo team, searching for their first victory of the qualifiers after losing to Cape Verde and then sharing the points with Eswatini, takes against the Stallions of Burkina Faso, who are now in first place in Group B.

Cape Verde, a team that has been steadily improving in African football, will wrap off group B’s competition.

They warmly accept a tenacious Eswatini team that is progressively outgrowing its status as a pushover on the continent.

Five-time African champions Cameroon will take on Burundi in their opening Group C match after defeating Kenya in a walkover to take the lead in the division.

The East Africans, on the other hand, managed to get a crucial away point against Namibia and will now be focusing on building on that performance to dethrone the Indomitable Lions as the top team in the league.

As a result of goal differential, Egypt, who are now in a precarious situation at the bottom of Group D, will host Malawi at the Cairo International Stadium, while Guinea will face a confident Ethiopia at the Mohammed V Complex Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco.

A top-of-the-table matchup is in store for Group E as Ghana hosts Angola, who are tied with the Black Stars in points and will be aiming to pull off an upset at Kumasi’s Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The Group F table-toppers, Algeria, welcome second-placed Niger in what promises to be an exciting match at the recently constructed Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, while the Ugandan Cranes look to escape the danger zone as they host Tanzania in a game scheduled to be played at Egypt’s Suez Canal Stadium in Ismailia.

Leaders of Group J, Tunisia, will travel to Libya for what is expected to be a challenging match between the two teams at the Martyrs of Benina Stadium.

Liberia and South Africa square off in Group K in a game that must be won for both teams after their losses to table-toppers Morocco. Both teams are aware that a win puts them in a good position to finish second in their group, which therefore guarantees them a trip to Cote D’ Ivoire.

Senegal, the current African champion, will play Mozambique at the Me Abdoulaye Wade de Diamnio Stadium in Dakar to wrap up the qualifying round. Senegal is currently undefeated in Group L.


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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