African Football Cup


January 23, 2022

The Africa Cup of Nations is the main national football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). In its beginnings the competition was disputed irregularly. The first edition was held in 1957 with the participation of only three countries: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. Since 1968 it has been played every two years, even years. Almost all African states are currently competing, and a qualifying phase is needed, from which the 16 teams competing in the final phase (since 1998).


(1) In 1956 and 1959, all three teams played against each other. Egypt's 2-1 win over Sudan also coincided with the last match, although it was not really a final. (2) There was no final or third place finish in 1976, but it was decided in a league. (3) In 1978, the third place was awarded to Nigeria 2-0 after Tunisia left the match 1-1 in the 42nd minute. receives replay of the match. pr extension. pp Penalty round.

Africa Cup of Nations Awards



7 championships Egypt: 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 20105 championships Cameroon: 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 20174 championships Ghana: 1963, 1965, 1978, 19823 championships Nigeria: 1980, 1994, 20132 championships Democratic Republic of the Congo / Zaire: 1968, 1974 Côte d'Ivoire: 1992, 20151 Algerian Championship: 1990 Congo: 1972 Ivory Coast: 1992 Ethiopia: 1962 Morocco: 1976 South Africa: 1996 Sudan: 1970 Tunisia: 2004 Zambia: 2012

More endings


After the 2017 edition

More host championships

After the 2012 edition * Will be host. ^ Co-host.

Top scorers of all time

After the 2012 edition

Top scorers per championship

After the 2017 edition

External links

African Football Confederation Africa Cup of Nations 2012

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