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Weather conditions might push Afcon2023 to January 2024

Jun 22, 2022

CAF is considering postponing Ivory coast 2023 AFCON scheduled for June and July 2023 to January 2024 because of the terrible weather conditions in the country during this period.

In almost a year to the day (from June 23 to July 23), Côte d’Ivoire will host AFCON 2023. If the organization of the competition at this time of year will limit conflicts with European clubs. However, there is real concern about the weather conditions.

The months of June-July correspond to the rainy season in the land of the Elephants, with sometimes torrential rainfall for 6 to 8 hours in a row…

This was the case on Monday when downpours hit the economic capital, causing the derby between the Stade d’Abidjan and football matches to stop after 24 minutes at the Stade Robert Champroux.

In the same vein, videos are circulating on social media showing this the downpour yesterday Tuesday morning the main roads of Abidjan completely flooded and unusable…

These scenes are necessarily call for concern reason why The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and local are considering pushing the competition to January 2024. Though some government officials still believe the situation can be handled without necessarily shifting the competition.

“In terms of stadium access infrastructure, we are an equatorial country that has always lived with this weather. We are prepared. As for the lawns, that could indeed be a problem, but we are working on effective drainage systems”, retorted François Albert Amichia, president of the local organizing committee, to RMC at the start of the year. An optimism that contrasts with the images seen in recent hours…While voices are rising to demand the rescheduling of the CAN in January,