2023 AFCON: Controversy Trails Sales Of Tickets

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With less than 80 days to the start of the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, controversy has continued to trail the sale of tickets.

Ivory Coast thought it was done with football controversies. But two and a half months before the start of the African Cup of Nations, which is due to be held in the country from January 13 to February 11, 2024, ticketing problems have revived the stakeholder’s and supporters’ concerns.

According to several supporters, only the one located on the premises of the body still offered tickets and in only one price category, those at 15 euros, while places at 3 and 7.5 euros should have been available.

“Fifteen euros in Ivory Coast is a high sum [the average salary is around 140 euros]. Many people cannot make this effort for a football match, The Football Federation “in a certain way favored the black market by letting people buy a certain number of tickets, which will then sell them for two, three, and even four times the initial price”, the fans’ queries

CAF will announce in November, when the presale is launched, the maxiimum number of tickets that each person will be able to acquire.