African soccer ruling body has announced Opera House in Algiers as the host venue for the 2023 draw of the Championship of African Nations.
Built-in 2016, the Boualem Bessaiah Opera House of Algiers has played host to major cultural events including major sporting events.
Sitting on a surface of more than 40000 M2, the Boualem Bessaiah Opera House of Algiers has a capacity of 1300.
The hall is located in the western suburbs of the Algerian capital in the commune of Ouled Fayet (15 km from Algiers) and 30 minutes away by car from Algiers Houari Boumediene airport.
For the first time, 18 countries will participate in the event – an increase from 16 teams.
The participating countries are Algeria (host country), Morocco, Libya, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Niger, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, DR Congo, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola and Madagascar.
This will be a major milestone in the countdown to next year’s CHAN to be hosted in Algeria between 13 January 2023 and 04 February 2023.