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Continent counts down hours to AFCON 2023 kickoff

A Senegal supporter waits for the start of the African Cup of Nations 2022 semifinal soccer match between Burkina Faso and Senegal in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Feb. 2, 2022   -  
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AFCON 2023

Excitement is building across Africa ahead of the opening match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Host nation, Ivory Coast, get the tournament underway on Saturday when they face Guinea-Bissau in Group A.

Yannick Djanhoun reports from Abidjan, Ivory Coast