AFCON 2023: Fans storm streets in Abidjan on Horses ahead of Ivory Coast vs Guinea Bissau match – VIDEO

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As the kickoff for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations approaches, Ivory Coast, the host nation, is buzzing with excitement, anticipating a football festival.

The Elephants, making their 25th appearance at the continental showpiece, are hosting the rest of Africa for the second time in the competition’s history, the first being 40 years ago. The streets of Abidjan, the country’s major urban center, are filled with palpable enthusiasm and celebration.

Flags of the 24 participating nations adorn virtually every corner, creating a colorful display. The locals proudly don their orange Ivorian jerseys, reflecting the anticipation for the opening game.

The two-time champions are set to face Guinea Bissau at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, in a match deemed crucial for the home fans. Ivorians have taken to the streets of Abidjan to announce their intentions of making the 34th edition of the AFCON a memorable event.

Amidst the vibrant atmosphere, some enthusiasts blow the effervescent vuvuzelas reminiscent of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Meanwhile, more overt fans, expressing their joy at the tournament’s return to their land after almost half a century, chose to ride on horses adorned in their national team colors.

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