Has this been the best AFCON ever?

The Athletic FC Podcast

Feb 8 2024 • 48 mins

After four weeks of showcasing what the continent has to offer, the Africa Cup of Nations is down to a final two. Hosts Ivory Coast play Nigeria in Sunday’s showpiece final in what has been the most thrilling AFCON in decades. But what’s made it so good? Has the on-pitch drama been matched by the eyeballs watching the tournament?  And what does AFCON need to do off the pitch to match the success on it? Host Ayo Akinwolere is joined by former Ivory Coast defender, and 2012 AFCON runner-up, Sol Bamba as well as The Athletic's Jay Harris to discuss and debate what has made AFCON 2023 such a success. Produced by Guy Clarke Additional Production by Mike Stavrou Executive Producer: Adey Moorhead Related articles: The story of Amad Diallo – and the man accused of trafficking him to Europe - The Athletic AFCON finally has African managers. But the rest of the world has not caught up - The Athletic *** • This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. If you’re thinking of starting therapy, give BetterHelp a try. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/athleticfootball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices