The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, also referred to as AFCON 2023 or CAN 2023, and officially titled the TotalEnergies 2023 Africa Cup of Nations due to sponsorship, marks the 34th edition of this biennial football tournament overseen by the Confederation of African Football.
✍️ Ivory Coast lost two out of three group matches but still got to the final. They had a second chance and took it seriously. Don’t play with the second chance life gives you. Don’t give up on yourself!
✍️ Ivory Coast was beaten 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea, yet they bounced back to the final while Equatorial Guinea got eliminated. Don’t write anyone off. You won today, but it doesn’t mean you are the best. Don’t look down on the person you defeated yesterday!
✍️ Ivory Coast mobilized support for Morocco to beat Zambia so that they can qualify. Some of those clapping for you now and supporting you may not be your real friends. They may just be using your success for their gain. Morocco went home after helping Ivory Coast to qualify for the final. Don’t let anyone use you for any gain that doesn’t benefit you.
✍️ The South African goalkeeper stopped 4 penalties against Cape Verde, and we’re so confident. They wanted the match against Nigeria to end in penalties so that they would win. But against Nigeria, he couldn’t stop any penalty. Instead, the Nigerian keeper stopped 2 and won MOTM. Don’t be too confident of yourself.
✍️ Nigeria scored a second goal that was disallowed because of an earlier foul at the build-up. The goal was canceled, and SOUTH AFRICA was awarded a penalty. Such is life. When you think you have lost, God may give you redemption to turn ashes into beauty.
✍️ Senegal didn’t lose any match in the group stage. But when they played against Ivory Coast they lost 2 matches, they were eliminated.
✍️ All the defenders were on Osimhen, they did all they could to stop him, and even four of his goals were disallowed… but they didn’t take note of Ademola Lookman. Your real enemy may not be who you are thinking…
✍️ Kelechi Iheanacho didn’t play the previous 5 matches. He came in late into the 6th game and became the hero. All you need to be a hero could just be one kick and not 100 kicks, but if you have just one opportunity to kick