AFCON 2023 Group Stage

4 November 2023 |

The countdown is on! In less than 2 months the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 kicks off on 13 January 2024. As on of the most prestigious tournaments of African football, AFCON guarantees fierce rivalries, spectacular goals, and undoubtedly, unforgettable moments. Twenty-four teams will start the competition but after a total of 51 matches only one countries’ national team will lift the Cup of Nations on 11 February 2024.

Can the reigning AFCON champion, Senegal, who secured a 4-2 victory over Egypt in post-match penalties in February 2022, defend their title? Or can Egypt seek revenge and finally claim their eighth title? Could an underdog possibly be a surprise winner? In the world of soccer, anything is possible! While the bookies have their favourites odds always change through out a tournament. Below we give you a comprehensive overview of the first phase of the AFCON 2023 tournament – the group stage. It consists of overall 36 matches, starting with the opening game on 13 January 2024.

AFCON 2023 Groups

As a quick reminder, the AFCON 2023 Group Draw took place on12 October 2023. South African was seeded in Group E alongside Tunisia, Mali as well as our neighbours Namibia. Therefore the six groups for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations are the following:

  • Group A: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau
  • Group B: Egypt, Ghana, Cape Verde, Mozambique
  • Group C: Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, The Gambia
  • Group D: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Angola
  • Group E: Tunisia, Mali, South Africa, Namibia
  • Group F: Morocco, DR Congo, Zambia, Tanzania

AFCON 2023 Group Stage Fixture Overview

Group Stage – Matchday 1

Saturday, 13 January 2024

  • Ivory Coast vs Guinea Bissau – the opening game!

Sunday, 14 January 2024

  • Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea
  • Egypt vs Mozambique
  • Ghana vs Cape Verde

Monday, 15 January 2024

  • Senegal vs Gambia
  • Cameroon vs Guinea
  • Algeria vs Angola

Tuesday, 16 January 2024

  • Burkina Faso vs Mauritania
  • Tunisia vs Namibia
  • Mali vs South Africa, our first AFCON group match.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

  • Morocco vs Tanzania
  • DR Congo vs Zambia

Group Stage – Matchday 2

While Matchday 1 might give us some guidance on current performance of all participating teams, the second matchday of the AFCON group stage might have a real impact on the future tournament.

Thursday, 18 January 2024

  • Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast vs Nigeria
  • Senegal vs Cameron
  • Egypt vs Ghana
  • Guines vs Gambia

While all fixtures are great there are 2 definite must-see group fixtures on for today. Both Senegal vs Cameron as well as Egypt vs Ghana will bring us nail-biting soccer action.

Friday, 19 January 2024

  • Cape Verde vs Mozambique

Saturday, 20 January 2024

  • Algeria vs Burkina Faso
  • Mauritania vs Angola
  • Tunisia vs Mali

Sunday, 21 January 2024

  • Morocco vs DR Congo
  • Zambia vs Tanzania
  • South Africa vs Namibia

Group Stage – Matchday 3

In the last games of the group stage it will be all or nothing for many teams. The top 2 teams of each group will definitely advance to the next phase, the knockout stage. The last 4 spots for the Round of 16 will be given to the best third-placed teams across the 6 groups. So there will be definitely a lot of tension and hopefully great football over the last 12 AFCON 2023 group fixtures.

Monday, 22 January 2024

  • Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria
  • Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast
  • Mozambique vs Ghana
  • Cape Verde vs Egypt

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

  • Gambia vs Cameroon
  • Guinea vs Senegal
  • Mauritania vs Algeria
  • Angola vs Burkina Faso

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

  • Namibia vs Mali
  • South Africa vs Tunisia
  • Zambia vs Morocco
  • Tanzania vs DR Congo

Join in and place your bets on the group matches

The overall stage is set for Africa’s top teams, and you can be part of the action. While you might not travel to Ivory Coast to be there for a live game you can join in on the action and bet on all games across the best betting sites in South Africa.

Many bookies offers enticing odds on all group stage matches of the African Cup of Nations as well as special AFCON promotions. So showcase your football expertise and explore various betting markets to potentially win big. Don’t miss the opportunity to add an extra layer of excitement to the group stage action!

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