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2023 AFCON: CAF receives over 5,000 applications for media accreditation

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The 34th edition of AFCON will begin on January 13 in Ivory Coast

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

On Saturday, the football governing body said on its official website that the applications received were 90% higher than those received for Cameroon in 2021.

The deadline for media accreditation was November 24.

According to the report, more than 70 nations have applied to cover Africa’s largest event.

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

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“CAF remains committed to ensuring that fairness is applied across the board in the allocation and implementation of quotas.

“CAF believes in creating access to media and promoting media freedom, it said.

It stated that in order to protect media (TV) rights holders, it would implement new standards for non-rights holders and impose restrictions on filming and other activities.

It is further said that the host country will receive 30%, participating countries will receive 35%, regional (neighboring) countries will receive 10%, and the rest of the world (countries) will receive 25%.

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“CAF is currently working closely with all the participating member associations to ensure that there is fair representation in allocating the quotas for each country,” it said.

It also said that priority would be given to agencies.

The 2023 AFCON will be held in Cote d’Ivoire from January 13 to February 11, 2024, with 24 nations competing.

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