AFCON 2023: CAF receives over 5,000 accreditation requests

AFCON 2023

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

CAF said in its official website on Saturday that the applications are 90 per cent more than those recieved 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 the Africa’s biggest  football event.

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

“CAF remains committed to ensure 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.

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It said that it will 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 per cent, participating countries, 35 per cent, regional (neighbouring) countries, 10 per cent and rest of the world (countries) 25 per cent.

“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.


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