At a press conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Patrick Motsepe, president of the Confederation of African Football, said that over the course of the tournament, about 2 billion people watched the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023. Reporters Muqbil Yabarow and Mike Hove join me to look back at some of the highlights of what has been described as the most exciting AFCON ever.
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On episode four of Kick It AFCON, VOA’s Mike Hove, Sonny Young, Kahli Abdu and Muqbil Yabarow are joined in studio by Sam Sasu, a Ghanaian who coaches football near Washington .
They discuss the semifinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations where fans enjoyed entertaining and strategic football, especially in the game between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, a rivalry that was settled with a penalty shootout won by the West African team.