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For the second time in its history, Côte d'Ivoire hosts the prestigious TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.

Thanks to an ambitious organizing committee, top-quality infrastructures and an unrivalled sense of hospitality, Côte d'Ivoire is gearing up to be an exceptional host for this CAN 2023.




Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire, is nicknamed "The Pearl of the Lagoons" and is a cosmopolitan city with a population of nearly six million people. It serves as the country's economic hub and business center, hosting the regional headquarters and offices of major international institutions such as the African Development Bank (BAD), the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AIFD), UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), IMF (International Monetary Fund), World Bank, FIBA-Africa (International Basketball Federation), and more. Abidjan boasts around forty high-end hotels, including three 5-star rated ones, and dozens of luxury residences, totaling over 4,000 rooms. These accommodations are well distributed throughout the city. In the outskirts of Abidjan, there are coastal sites with kilometers of beaches, perfect for relaxation and escape.
Bouaké, along with Abidjan, served as a host city for the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations. It is located in the central part of the country, 350 km from the economic capital, and 100 km from Yamoussoukro, the political capital. With a population of over 600,000 inhabitants, Bouaké is the second-largest city in the country and third-largest in terms of its economic significance. The city's hotel network includes several well-regarded establishments that offer comfortable and welcoming accommodations. The creation of CAN (Africa Cup of Nations) villages significantly increased its capacity to host visitors. Bouaké, served by the Abidjan-Ouagadougou railway line, is a regional hub for commerce and culture. It acts as a vibrant center for trade and serves as a cultural meeting point for the region.
Korhogo, known as the "Pôrô" city, named after a tradition of the local Sénoufo ethnic group, is the capital of the Savanes region. It is located approximately 207 km from Mali and 242 km from Burkina Faso, with an estimated population of around 300,000 inhabitants. The city boasts several hotel complexes that can accommodate participants in an enchanting setting. The construction projects of CAN villages and new hotel infrastructure will significantly enhance the current capacity for accommodation. Korhogo, which means "heritage" in the Sénoufo language, has a popular cultural center and an art museum that attract many tourists. Visitors can explore and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the region through these attractions.
Yamoussoukro, the birthplace of the first President of the Republic, the late Félix Houphouët-Boigny, serves as the political and administrative capital of Côte d'Ivoire. It is located 240 km north of Abidjan and has an estimated population of over 260,000 inhabitants. The city is renowned for its state-of-the-art educational institutions dedicated to training the country's and the continent's elite, such as the Félix Houphouët-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute, the Scientific High School, Mamie Adjoua High School, and more. Yamoussoukro is not only an educational hub but also a tourist and cultural destination. It is home to the largest basilica in the world, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, as well as the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, the Lac aux Caïmans, and a world-class golf course. The city offers quality accommodations, including the famous Hôtel Président and Hôtel des Parlementaires, for visitors to enjoy their stay.
Located in the southwest of Côte d'Ivoire, 350 km from Abidjan, San Pédro is a coastal and tourist city with a population of just over 265,000 inhabitants. It is home to the country's second-largest port and the world's leading cocoa export port. As a cosmopolitan city, San Pédro attracts a significant foreign population. Its beachfront hotels provide a picturesque setting for visitors. The addition of CAN villages will further enhance the existing accommodations available. The proximity (approximately 40 km) to the coastal cities of Grand-Béréby and Sassandra offers the opportunity to expand the city's capacity to accommodate more tourists and visitors.



This is the country's largest stadium, with 60,000 seats and all the stands covered. Featuring a natural grass pitch, it is the fruit of Ivorian-Chinese cooperation.

The stadium is located on the outskirts of Abidjan, in the commune of Anyama, some ten kilometers north of the city. It covers an area of 40 hectares.
Like all the other stadiums, it has all the facilities needed to host major soccer competitions and other disciplines, notably athletics.


Built during the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations, this stadium covers an area of 14.52 hectares. It includes a parking lot with 2,000 spaces reserved for spectators, a separate parking area for media personnel, a private parking area for 4 team buses and 14 vehicles for officials, as well as a designated parking area for staff members.

In anticipation of the forthcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations, the stadium is currently undergoing a meticulous renovation process. One noteworthy enhancement involves a substantial increase in the seating capacity of the covered stands, soaring from 25,000 to an impressive 40,000 seats.
Furthermore, the pitch within the stadium proudly showcases a lush expanse of natural grass.


Le « Félicia », comme il est surnommé, est le plus ancien stade du pays. Il est situé en plein cœur d’Abidjan, dans la commune du Plateau, le quartier des affaires. Dénommé Stade Géo André à sa construction, avant l’indépendance du pays, il a été par la suite entièrement rénové et rebaptisé Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, du nom du fondateur de la nation ivoirienne et premier Chef d’État. Il a servi pour les rencontres de la CAN 1984, la seule organisée à ce jour par la Côte d’Ivoire.

In preparation for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium underwent renovations, including upgrades to its structure, seating, and turf. The stadium now has a seating capacity of 29,000.
With its four covered stands, the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium will host numerous international matches, not only in football but also in other sports disciplines such as athletics, rugby, and more. Its versatile design allows for a wide range of sporting events to take place within its premises.


The Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo is constructed on a total area of 20.17 hectares.

It has a seating capacity of 20,000, fully covered stands and a natural grass field.
Ce stade qui répond aux normes internationales et accueillera des matchs de poule de la prochaine CAN TotalEnergies 2023.

It also has four parking lots reserved for spectators, teams, officials and media.


Dotée d’une capacité d’accueil de 20 000 places assises, avec des tribunes couvertes, le stade de la capitale politique, est achevé et homologué. Construis sur une superficie totale de 24,66 hectares, sa pelouse est en gazon naturel. Il comprend un parking privé pouvant recevoir 4 cars pour les équipes et 14 véhicules pour les officiels, un parking pour le personnel du stade, un pour les médias et un autre d’une capacité de 2 000 places pour les spectateurs.


The Laurent POKOU stadium, built on a 23.33-hectare site in the PORO district of San Pedro, is a true architectural gem. 

Like the Yamoussoukro and Korhogo stadiums, it has a capacity of 20,000, covered stands, 4 parking lots and a natural grass field.




Through this 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the COCAN 2023 is committed in providing a unique experience to spectators and supporters through 3 main themes:



Warm and friendly atmosphere



Bringing fans together for a festive experience.



To leave a material and immaterial legacy to Côte d'Ivoire.


A true crossroads of peoples due to its history, the Ivory Coast is a symbol of genuine hospitality popularized by the globally renowned Akan expression "Akwaba." The country has successfully perpetuated this centuries-old tradition of openness, making it a uniquely praised land of welcome for those who visit.

The traveler who explores Ivory Coast finds a home away from home. The warmth of the people and the inviting landscape constantly remind them that they have embarked on a journey from their own roots to discover a new sense of belonging.

As proclaimed in the first lines of its national anthem, Ivory Coast is a country of hospitality that opens itself to the world. As the host of the African Football Biennial in January 2024, the country will showcase to the world the wide range of hospitality that is constantly praised and must be experienced at all costs.

Ministre François Albert AMICHIA.


COCAN 2023 is the organizing committee for the Côte d'Ivoire 2023 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament. It was created on June 7, 2018 by decree on the proposal of the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football (FIF) and the Ministry of Sports.

The local organizing committee is obliged to conduct all its activities in accordance with the CAF Statutes and Regulations, the contract binding CAF to FIF and the specifications issued by CAF. COCAN 2023 must set up the entire organization of the competition in accordance with the texts laid down by the continental umbrella organization.

COCAN 2023 is placed under the authority of the Prime Minister. This position was designed to meet the cross-cutting nature of the missions entrusted to it and the requirements of organizing a major event.

Interface de la CAF, le COCAN 2023 comprend 11 membres : un Président, un Vice-Président, 7 Présidents de commissions techniques et 2 Présidents de commission Ad hoc.

COCAN 2023 also has an Executive Board, the linchpin of the organization, and an Administrative and Financial Department.


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