CAN 2023 preparation: an Ivory Coast-South Africa shock in October

CAN 2023 preparation: an Ivory Coast-South Africa shock in October

While it will cross swords with Morocco next October, Ivory Coast will also deliver a gala duel with South Africa as part of the next international break, confirmed the South African Football Federation. soccer.

Host of the next African Cup of Nations, which will take place from January 13 to February 11, 2024, Ivory Coast is actively preparing for this great football event. If the local authorities are fine-tuning the last details concerning the administrative aspect, the selection is also active with friendly meetings for the Elephants. Séléfanto will also fight two big battles during the next truce in October.

If the team of coach Jean-Louis Gasset will cross swords with Morocco on the 14th, the second meeting will be against South Africa on the 17th at the Félix Houphouët Boigny stadium in Abidjan. The latter was confirmed by the South African Football Federation on the sidelines of the publication of the list of Bafana Bafana preselected for the gathering.

“Broos’ protégés will host Eswatini on October 13, 2023 (…) and will then travel to West Africa to face Ivory Coast, host of the next African Cup of Nations, on October 17. These matches are part of the coach’s preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations next January and for qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in November.we can read in a press release published by the body on its official website on Saturday.

“The venue for the international friendly match against Eswatini will be confirmed in the coming days”, she added. South Africa and Ivory Coast remain in three confrontations in the last twelve years. The two teams each have one victory, for a draw. The last opposition turned to the advantage of the Elephants (1-0).