In anticipation of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast early next year, a total of 14 countries have successfully qualified.
This comes after the conclusion of the qualifying fixtures during Matchday 5 over the weekend.
Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau have booked their spots from Group A, while the Cape Verde Islands have advanced from Group B and Mali from Group G.
The teams that have qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will join the host country, Ivory Coast, as well as the reigning champions, Senegal, along with Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, and Zambia in the final tournament.
The competition is scheduled to commence in January 2024.
In total, 24 countries will secure their spots in the tournament, with the top two teams from each of the 12 qualifying groups advancing.
Three more fixtures remain to complete the fifth round of qualifiers, and all of them will be played on Tuesday.
The draw for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire 2023 will be held on October 12, three months before the continent’s flagship football event is held in the West African country.
The date was decided during a CAF Executive Committee meeting in Algiers on Thursday.
The 24 participating teams will discover their group opponents when the draw is held in the host country later this year.
The TotalEnergies AFCON 2023 is scheduled to kick off on January 13 and will run until February 11 when the final will be played.
The opening match is set to be played the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, in the capital Abidjan.
This is the second time that the Ivorians are hosting the tournament, having staged the 1984 edition when Cameroon were crowned champions.