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AFCON: Nigeria, Three Others Target Finals

Nigeria, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, and South Africa have secured their spots in the AFCON semi-finals matches in the ongoing 34th edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in Cote d’Ivoire in 2023.

With determination, passion, and surprising turns of events, the four nations emerged from a 24-team list divided into six groups that started the AFCON.

Twenty other nations so far have been eliminated from the tournament which started January 13 and will end February 11.

AFCON semi-finals matches:

1. Nigeria vs. South Africa

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 6pm

Venue: Stade de Bouaké

2. Cote d’Ivoire vs. Congo DR

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 9pm

Venue: Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara

The Super Eagles are the sole team to advance to the semi-finals without the need for extra time.

South Africa’s most recent semi-final outing ended in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria in 2000.

Also, when DR Congo clinched the CAN title in 1968 and 1974, they secured their spot in the final by eliminating the host country in the semi-final.

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