Mikel Obi named AFCON 2023 draw assistant

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has been nominated as one of the assistants for the final draw of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mikel will be joined by Didier Drogba, a former Chelsea colleague, Sadio Mane, a Senegal striker, and Achraf Hakimi, a Moroccan defender.

Akon, a global music icon, will host the event.

Mikel won the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 2013.

With the Super Eagles, the former midfielder has three AFCON bronze medals.

The draw will take place at Abidjan’s brand-new Parc des Expositions.

Delegations and the coaches from each of the 24 participating nations, CAF legends, international media, CAF commercial partners, showbiz celebrities and African leaders will be in attendance for the much-anticipated final draw, which will well and truly kick-start the final stretch to what is shaping up to the best AFCON ever.

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