Heavy traffic in Abidjan ahead AFCON 2023 opening match

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There was heavy traffic in the city of Abidjan, the capital of Cote D’Ivoire, ahead of the opening match of the 2023 African Cup of Nations between host, Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire, and Guinea Bissau.

NAN correspondent covering the tournament in Abidjan on Saturday reports that the security agencies did their best to put the situation under control.

NAN also reports that newsmen as well as supporters of the two nations had a hectic time accessing the stadium amid heavy security and traffic.

Some of the motorists and pedestrians told NAN that they were disappointed with the traffic situation and called on the Confederation of African Football, CAF, to make better arrangements to deal with the situation.

Some of them however said they were excited that the African Cup of Nations was taking place in their country.

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In spite of the situation, some Ivorians were seen dancing and drumming some kilometres away from the Alassane Ouattara stadium to entertain the people stuck in the traffic.

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