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CAF unveils preliminary round draw for Cote d’Ivoire 2023

By Gowon Akpodonor
22 January 2022   |   2:41 am
The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Cote d’Ivoire 2023 Preliminary Round Draw was conducted yesterday in Douala.

The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Cote d’Ivoire 2023 Preliminary Round Draw was conducted yesterday in Douala.

The draw marks the kickoff towards the 34th edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

The former Indomitable Lions defender and captain, Rigobert Song and Nigeria Super Eagles former star, Emmanuel Amunike, assisted CAF Director of Competitions, Samson Adamo in the draw process, that included the 12 least ranked teams.

The six aggregate winners will join the 42 highest ranked teams into the Group Stage of the qualifiers.

Following are the fixtures, with the first legs played at home of the lower ranked teams: Eritrea v Botswana; Sao Tome and Principe v Mauritius; Djibouti v South Sudan; Seychelles v Lesotho; Somalia v Eswatini and Chad v Gambia.