When is the Africa Cup of Nations?

Wednesday 13 September 2023 15:25

The Africa Cup of Nations is due to take place in early 2024, with Andre Onana's Cameroon safely through to the finals.

Our new goalkeeper made several saves and kept a clean sheet on his return to the fold, after previously announcing his international retirement, as a 3-0 win over Burundi sealed a place at the Ivory Coast tournament.

Amad (Ivory Coast), Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco) and Hannibal (Tunisia) could also be featuring as their nations have also booked their place in the draw, which is to be held in Abidjan on 12 October.

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There are six groups and this stage will begin on 13 January, with the final being staged at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium on 11 February.

Of course, United have matches during this period, although there will be a winter mid-season break for Erik ten Hag's Reds, with the timing of it depending on whether the home game with Tottenham in the Premier League is scheduled for 13/14 January or the following weekend.

There will also be league dates with Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United and Aston Villa while the tournament is in progress, in addition to potential domestic cup involvement.

However, Spurs may be without Pape Sarr (Senegal) and Yves Bissouma (Mali), Wolves could miss Rayan Ait-Nouri (Algeria) and Boubacar Traore (Mali), West Ham have Nayef Aguerd (Morocco), Mohammed Kudus (Ghana), Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast) and Said Benrahma (Algeria) and Villa's squad contains Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso).

Furthermore, the Asian Cup in Qatar looks set to deprive Spurs and Wolves of Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, who both represent South Korea.