Les Aiglons’ AFCON schedule

With four Aiglons set to feature at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, which is being held from 13th January to 11th February in the Ivory Coast, we take a look at their schedule (all kick-off times given in CET).

Jérémie boga (IVORY COAST)

After being rewarded for his strong first half of the season with Les Aiglons, the left winger will be preparing to experience a one-off event by competing in an Africa Cup of Nations on home soil. Having been called up by Jean-Louis Gasset last November, Boga, who currently has 12 caps to his name, again convinced his national-team head coach to include him in Les Éléphants’ squad, which also includes two former Nice players: Jean-Michaël Seri and Nicolas Pépé. The Ivorians, who are arguably the tournament favourites, will face the daunting task of playing the opening match of the competition against Guinea-Bissau, in a group that also contains Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.

  • Ivory Coast v. Guinea-Bissau, Saturday 13th January (21:00)

  • Ivory Coast v. Nigeria, Thursday 18th January (18:00)

  • Equatorial Guinea v. Ivory Coast, Monday 22nd January (18:00)

Terem Moffi (NIGERIA)

Having received a last-minute call-up as Victor Boniface’s replacement, Le Gym’s n°9 will head to the tournament following tomorrow night’s game against Stade Rennais in order to join up with the Super Eagles, with whom he has racked up 14 caps and four goals to date. Just like the Ivory Coast, Nigeria are considered to be one of the favourites at this year’s edition of a competition that they have already won on three occasions in their history (in 1990, 1994 and 2013). In what will be one of the heavyweight clashes of the group stage, Terem Moffi’s meeting with club teammate Jérémie Boga is scheduled for 18th January.

  • Nigeria v. Equatorial Guinea, Sunday 14th January (15:00)

  • Ivory Coast v. Nigeria, Thursday 18th January (18:00)

  • Guinea-Bissau v. Nigeria, Monday 22nd January (18:00)


After both being part of Les Fennecs’ AFCON-winning squad in 2019, Youcef Atal and Hicham Boudaoui will now be looking to win it for a second time, having fallen at the first hurdle at the last edition of the tournament in Cameroon two years ago. Head coach Djamel Belmadi has again put his faith in Le Gym’s right back (29 caps) and midfielder (12 caps) this time around, with Les Verts set to come up against Angola, Mauritania and Burkina Faso – who were beaten semi-finalists in 2022 – in Group D.

  • Algeria v. Angola, Monday 15th January (21:00) 

  • Algeria v. Burkina Faso, Saturday 20th January (15:00) 

  • Mauritania v. Algeria, Tuesday 23rd January (21:00)

Hugo Rondet

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