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Fact to know about 2023 AFCON

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The 2023 afcon was hosted by Ivory Coast. It was originally supposed to hold in 2023.

All the matches were played in 6 venues across the country, namely: Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan; Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan; Charles Konan Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro; Stade de la Paix, Bouaké; Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium, Korhogo; Aurent Pokou Stadium, San-Pédro.

The African Cup of Nations kicked off on the 13th of January and ended on the 11th of February, 2024

The tournament comprised 24 across the continent of Africa.

Up to the finals, 119 goals were scored.

Equatorial Guinea striker Emilio Nsue scored 5 goals to become the highest scorer

Senegal, the defending champions, were eliminated in the round of 16 by host nation Ivory Coast.

Cote de Voire, who faced Nigeria in the final, had already been beaten by Nigeria in the group stage of the tournament.

Guinea, Namibia, Mauritania Ivory Coast advanced to the round of 16 as best losers from the group stage.

Only 16 goals in round of 16

8 goals were scored in the Quarter Final

Just 3 goals were scored in the Semi Final and final, respectively.

No goals scored in the 3rd place match as South Africa defeated Congo 5-6 in the penalty shootout.

15 draws were recorded during the group stage.

22 wins were recorded throughout the tournament.

William Troost-Ekong was the best AFCON 2023 player.

Ronwen Williams, best AFCON 2023 Goalkeeper.

Ivory Coast coach, emerse fae, was awarded the Best Coach of the 2023 AFCON tournament.

Ivory Coast have won the Afcon for the first time, scoring a goal at a normal time in the final. They defeated Ghana on penalties after goalless draws in the finals in 1992 and 2015, respectively.

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