CAF receives over 5,000 accreditation requests for AFCON 2023


The Confederation of African Football (CAF), said it has received over 5 000 media accreditation applications for the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

CAF said on its official website on Saturday that the applications are 90 percent more than those received for Cameroon in 2021.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that media accreditation closed on Nov. 24.

It said that more than 70 nationalities have applied to cover Africa’s biggest event.

“The high demand has necessitated that CAF implements quotas for all the countries due to space demands.

“CAF remains committed to ensuring that fairness is applied across the board in allocation and implementation of quotas.

“CAF believes in creating access for media and promoting media freedom,” it said.

It said that it would introduce new guidelines for non-rights holders and enforce restrictions on filming and other activities to protect media (TV) rights holders.

It said that priority will be given to the host nation at 30 percent, participating countries, 35 percent, regional (neighbouring) countries, 10 and the rest of the world (countries) 25 percent.

“CAF is currently working closely with all the participating member associations to ensure that there is a fair representation in allocating the quotas of each country,” it said.

It said that priority would also be given to Agencies.

NAN reports that the 2023 AFCON will kick off on Jan. 13 2024 to Feb. 11 in Cote d’Ivoire with 24 nations participating.(NAN)