Ivory Coast accept to host Afcon 2023 instead of 2021 tournament
Ivory Coast have now made a U-turn on Afcon 2023, having initially approached the Court of Arbitration of Sports declining to be moved from Afcon 2021
The Federation of Ivorian Football (Fif) has accepted to host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) instead of the 2021 edition.
This comes after Cameroon were asked by Caf to organise the 2021 tournament which had initially been scheduled to be staged by Ivory Coast.
Cameroon had been stripped of the 2019 hosting rights before they were handed the 2021 mandate, but Ivory Coast appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), insisting on sticking to the original hosting programme.