AFCON 2023 Bafana Bafana Orlando Pirates

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African tournament organised by CAF. Image: Sporting News

AFCON: Full last 16 draw, Bafana Bafana face daunting test

The 2023 AFCON Round of 16 lineup has been confirmed and Bafana Bafana have been given the most difficult draw possible.

AFCON 2023 Bafana Bafana Orlando Pirates

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is scheduled to be the 34th edition of the biennial African tournament organised by CAF. Image: Sporting News

The 2023 AFCON Round of 16 draw has been confirmed, with Bafana Bafana facing the might of Morocco. Here’s the full lineup.

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AFCON 2023 Round of 16 ties confirmed

Africa’s highest-ranked team, World Cup semifinalists in 2022, Morocco, snuck past Zambia 10 to win Group F and set up a clash with Bafana Bafana. This is the final Round of 16 clash, kicking off at 22:00 on Tuesday 30 January. Hosts Ivory Coast qualified for the Round of 16 as the last of the best third-placed sides. Their reward is a clash with defending champions Senegal, the Lions of Teranga.

Meanwhile, Morocco’s win over Tanzania also meant that hosts Ivory Coast sneaked into the knockout stages as the final of the four best third-placed teams and will now face defending champions Senegal in the Last 16.

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Themba Zwane
Themba Zwane thanks the heavens after scoring. Image via Facebook page @ Bafana Bafana-South Africa

Full Round of 16 Lineup

Saturday 27 Jan

  • Angola vs Namibia
  • Nigeria vs Cameroon

Sunday 28 Jan

  • Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea
  • Egypt vs DRC

Monday 29 Jan

  • Cape Verde vs Mauritania
  • Senegal vs Ivory Coast

Tuesday 30 Jan

  • Mali vs Burkina Faso
  • Morocco vs South Africa

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