By: Gyang Dakwo
CAF and the Côte d’Ivoire Local Organising Committee (“LOC”) on Saturday June 10 unveiled the official identity for the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 – marking a significant milestone that will see a new identity for Africa’s biggest sporting event.
This is the first time in over a decade that CAF has given the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations identity a new look – once again demonstrating CAF’s commitment in making the event in Cote d’Ivoire next year the best in living memory of the competition.
The emblematic symbol pays homage to the richness of the Ivorian culture and continent of Africa as a whole, while beautifully representing the essence of African football and the splendor of the host nation.
Speaking about the significance of the identity, CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba said, “The unveiling of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 identity marks an exciting milestone in our journey towards the tournament in 2024. We are aware that we are getting nearer and nearer to the big moment in January next year.”
Culturally significant as the tournament itself, the new TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 identity tells a beautiful story of strength, unity through football, and Africa’s unrivalled energy.
Inspired by the vibrant tapestry of African heritage, the official identity captures the spirit and energy of African football.
At its core lies the majestic elephant tusk, which holds dual meaning; the symbol conveys the strong representation of Cote d’Ivoire, symbolizing the nation’s rich footballing history and its vital role in hosting this prestigious tournament The six tusks represent the six groups that will compete in the competition, embodying the diversity and unity that Africa exudes.
The TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 will kick-off on 13 January 2024 with the first match scheduled to be played at Stade Olympic Alassane Ouattara.