The 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) is currently in full swing but it's now in the semi-final stage.
Millions of fans across the continent have continued to stay glued to their TV screens and have seen 20 of 24 teams get knocked out of the competition since the group stages.
AFCON 2023 has shocked us all, with most of the big guns failing to get past the group stage and Knockout phase, with unexpected teams reaching the last four.
All five of the highest-ranked African teams by FIFA failed to reach the semi-finals with Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, and DR Congo the only teams left standing.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at AFCON fixtures today, providing you with a detailed overview of the two semi-final fixtures that will take place this evening.
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2023 AFCON fixtures today, 7 February 2024
Nigeria vs. South Africa
Nigeria and South Africa will face-off against each other in the first semi-final clash of the 2023 AFCON on Wednesday evening.
This matchup will be a repeat of the 2002 semi-final clash between these sides who have one mission on their minds, to win.
With a record 15th semi-final appearance for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, this stage has not been one that has gone well for the three-time AFCON champions, as five of their last six time at this stage has ended in defeats with exception being in 2013 where they went on to win the trophy.
South Africa were hosts when the Super Eagles last won the trophy and as these sides meet, it's worth mentioning that Nigeria have not lost to Bafana Bafana in this competition in their only 3 meetings (3W).
However, in recent times, clashes between them have been tough in other competitions (W1, D4, L1). As these sides battle for a place in the finals, one thing is sure, one of them will come out on top.
The action will unfold at Stade de la Paix in Bouaké, with kick-off set at 6 pm West African Time.
Ivory Coast vs. DR Congo
The Elephants of Ivory Coast will go toe-to-toe against one of the 2023 AFCON surprise packages DR Congo, in the second semi-final fixture of today.
The AFCON hosts survived the group stage by the skin of their teeth whilst replacing their manager mid-tournament. It has been a gruelling campaign for Ivory Coast who are looking to become the first nation since 2006 to win the tournament as hosts.
But standing in their way is a DR Congo side who will not be willing to lose back-to-back games in this competition and at this stage to Emerse Faé's men.
It will be interesting to see if the Leopards' unbeaten run in AFCON 2023 will finally come to an end.
The match will take place at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan. Kick-off is 21:00 West African Time on Wednesday, 7th February.
Where to watch 2023 AFCON fixtures today
If you reside in Nigeria, you can watch all the AFCON 2023 fixtures today on SuperSport, as well as StarTimes Sports Premium.
Fans in North African and Arab countries can tune into beIN Sports Max 1, 2 & 3 for live coverage of this tournament.
Additionally, this competition will be broadcast on SuperSport for fans who stay in most Sub-Saharan countries.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago