AFCON Opening Ceremony: Visuals of Performances in Ivory Coast Ignite Excitement About Tournament

AFCON Opening Ceremony: Visuals of Performances in Ivory Coast Ignite Excitement About Tournament

  • The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicked off with an amazing opening ceremony in the Ivory Coast
  • The lively 40-minute show displayed the rich sounds and bright colours synonymous with the African continent
  • The event set the stage for an exciting Afcon tournament, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Africa.
The AFCON opening ceremony got social media buzzing
Netizens raved about the opening ceremony of the African Cup of Nations. Image: @LiveScore
Source: Twitter

Football enthusiasts were treated to a visual feast during the opening ceremony of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

This was before the match between Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Saturday night.

Africa's rich beauty on display at AFCON

The vibrant 40 minutes show, featured electrifying performances by African musicians and dancers, capturing the essence of the continent's rich cultural heritage. The celebration not only marked the start of AFCON but also showed Africa's beauty, unity, and artistic prowess to a global audience.

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Netizens praise AFCON opening ceremony

Social media buzzed with excitement as fans and popular pages like @AfricaFactsZone shared pictures and clips of the spectacle. Many are applauding Ivory Coast for delivering a stunning ceremony that set a dazzling tone for the upcoming games.

See the pics below:

@akech_andrew mentioned:

"This AFCON is special. The ceremony was purely African and all the African colours were represented."

@OStargabby wrote:

"Africa is beautiful and blessed. Wow, it is indeed the beauty of the world."

@B_T_S_100 commented:

"Wow, this is satisfying from the host country. They did well.❤️"

@buzzedison posted:

"Not a bad opening ceremony at all. Loved it."

@NuraddeenNur added:

"The AFCON opening ceremony! It's always such an exciting event."

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@mazichibz stated:

"Beautiful. Now let the tournament begin. Team Nigeria. ❤"

@Dolzpetite tweeted:

"Such a beautiful sight to behold. Well done Ivory Coast!"

Hugo Broos Announces 23-Man Squad for AFCON

In a related article, Briefly News reported that Bafana Bafana's coach, Hugo Broos, unveiled his final 23-man squad that will represent the country at the 2024 African Cup of Nations.

South Africans were far from impressed by the team and doubted it would bring the cup home. A football publication tweeted a picture of the final squad on their X, formerly Twitter.

Source: Briefly News

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email:

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