AFCON 2023 – Your Daily Guide for preparation games

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AFCON 2023 – Your Daily Guide for preparation games

AFCON is less than a week to commence and teams are finalising their preparations for the much-anticipated competition to be played in Ivory Coast.

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AFCON is less than a week to commence and teams are finalising their preparations for the much-anticipated competition to be played in Ivory Coast.

Friendly games commenced on Friday with Angola drawing goalless against DR Congo as Islam Slimani and Rami Bensaini’s brace recorded a 3-0 win for the 2019 champions, Algeria.

Iran beat Burkina Faso 2-1 and Ghana’s group opponent, Mozambique defeated Lesotho 2-0.

Host Ivory Coast destroyed Sierra Leone 5-1 in San Pedro as five different players scored for Ivory Coast. Diomande, Boga, Kessie, Bamba and Lazare all find the back of the net for the Elephants.

Mali thrashed another AFCON-bound Guinea Bissau 6-2 in Bamako with Dorgeles Nene scoring a brace. Kamory Doumbia and Falaye Sacko were all on the score sheet.

Games played so far

• Iran 2-1 Burkina Faso

• Togo 0-3 Algeria

• DR Congo 0-0 Angola

• Mozambique 2-0 Lesotho

• Ivory Coast 5-1 Sierra Leone

• Tunisia 0-0 Mauritania

• Mali 6-2 Guinea Bissau

Friendly games to look out for

Sunday 7th January

• Morocco v The Gambia, 1 pm

• Egypt v Tanzania, 5 pm

Monday 8th January

• Botswana v Mozambique,  1 pm

• Guinea v Nigeria, 1 pm

• Cameroon v Equatorial Guinea, 2 pm

• Senegal v Niger, 6 pm

• Ghana v Namibia 8 pm

Tuesday 9th January

Zambia v Cameroon, 1 pm

Burundi v Algeria, 1 pm

Equatorial Guinea v Djibouti, 1 pm

Wednesday 10th January

Tunisia v Cape Verde, 12 noon

DR Congo v Burkina Faso, 2 pm

Thursday 11th January

South Africa v Lesotho, 1 pm

Morocco v Sierra Leone,  5 pm

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