AFCON Morocco, Guinea Bissau first to arrive for Ivory Coast tourney

Morocco and Guinea Bissau will be the first teams to arrive for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The two teams are scheduled to arrive on Sunday, 7 January 2024, marking a huge milestone for the opening match. African Champions Senegal will arrive on Ivorian soil on Tuesday, 09 January.

Quarter-finalists at the last edition in Cameroon, the Atlas Lions are in Group F with two-time champions DR Congo, 2012 winners Zambia and the Taifa Stars of Tanzania. The 1976 champions will be making their 19th appearance in the history of the championship.

Guinea Bissau will face host Cote d’Ivoire in the tournament opener on 13 January 2024 at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe. Three-time winners Nigeria and Guinea Bissau complete the pack in Group A.

Meanwhile, Tanzania are scheduled to arrive on Monday, 8 January at midday from Dar es Salaam. On Tuesday, 9 January holders Senegal, who will be hoping for a successful defence of the title won in Cameroon two years ago, will arrive in Abidjan. Also due for Tuesday is record seven-time winners Egypt and Mozambique.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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