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Record-Breaking Interest: CAF Receives 5,000+ Accreditation Requests for AFCON 2023



The Confederation of African Football has reported an overwhelming surge in media interest for the upcoming TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, receiving over 5,000 accreditation applications. This figure marks a staggering 90 percent increase compared to the applications received for the 2021 event held in Cameroon. The accreditation window closed on November 24, showcasing a remarkable response with applicants from more than 70 different nationalities vying to cover Africa’s premier event.

Addressing the surge, CAF acknowledged the immense demand and announced the implementation of quotas to accommodate the space limitations. The organization emphasized its commitment to equitable allocation, ensuring fair representation for various countries while upholding media access and freedom.

In an effort to safeguard media (TV) rights holders, CAF outlined forthcoming guidelines for non-rights holders and enforced restrictions on filming and other activities. The allocation plan prioritizes host nations with 30 percent, participating countries with 35 percent, neighboring regions with 10 percent, and the remaining 25 percent for the rest of the world.

Highlighting their collaboration with participating member associations, CAF assured a fair distribution of quotas for each country and emphasized prioritization for agencies. The 2023 AFCON is scheduled to commence from January 13 to February 11 in Cote d’Ivoire, featuring the participation of 24 nations.

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