2023 has been an amazing sporting year. Sports fans have been treated to a variety of games, some producing shocking results. Luckily, 2024 will take off from where 2023 left off, with many top games lined up in January. So, as you plan your New Year’s resolutions, here are some exciting games to help you settle into the year.
English Premier LeagueThe 2023/24 English Premier League season has treated its fans to a real spectacle since it kicked off in August 2023. Several teams have surprised fans with their performances, making it hard to predict match results. Some games feel like playing slots on Wildz Casino NZ, as the outcomes seem based on luck rather than strategy. Nonetheless, fans have enjoyed the games.
Some interesting EPL matches to come in January include Manchester United hosting Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford on Sunday 14 January. This will be a match where Erik Ten Hag’s man will want to exert revenge on Postecoglu’s men, who beat them 2-0 in the reverse fixture in August.
Another interesting fixture will be between Liverpool and Newcastle United. Eddie Howe’s men want to cement their spot among England’s top four teams, and beating Liverpool at Anfield would show they are serious about their intentions.
African Cup of NationsThe African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2024 will offer 24 teams a chance to compete for a chance of being crowned Africa’s top team. All eyes will be on Walid Regragui’s Morrocco after their semi-final in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Other teams fans will be watching include Ghana, Senegal (reigning champions), Egypt, and Nigeria.
Next year’s competition will be the 34th edition as the best African football talents face off. In the round of qualifiers, 48 teams were divided into 12 groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group qualified for the 2024 finals.
Other top teams gracing the tournament include Angola, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Namibia. Football fans can expect some top-notch football matches during this competition.
2024 Dakar RallyRally fans will kick off 2024 with the 46th edition of the Dakar Rally to be held in Saudi Arabia. The event will take place between 5 and 19 January 2024. It consists of 12 stages, covering a distance of approximately 5000 kilometers.
The rally kicks off at Al-Ula and ends in Yanbu, with the route featuring multiple terrains such as tarmac, gravel, rocks, and sand. Furthermore, participants and their vehicles will face stiffer competition with new competition and tech aspects being introduced.