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Encyclopedia > African Cup of Nations
African Cup of Nations
2008 African Cup of Nations (qualification)
Sport Football
Founded 1957
No. of teams 16
Continent Africa (CAF)
Most recent champion(s)  Egypt

The African Cup of Nations, also referred to as the African Nations Cup (ANC) is the main international football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years in even numbered years. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... This page details the process of qualifying for the 2008 African Cup of Nations. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... See also: 1956 in sports, other events of 1957, 1958 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The 53 member CAF (Confederation of African Football) , (French : Confédération Africaine de Football) , (Arabic : الإتحاد الأفريقى لكرة القدم) represents international football in Africa, and organises the African Cup of Nations, CAF Confederation Cup and the African Champions League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The 53 member CAF (Confederation of African Football) , (French : Confédération Africaine de Football) , (Arabic : الإتحاد الأفريقى لكرة القدم) represents international football in Africa, and organises the African Cup of Nations, CAF Confederation Cup and the African Champions League. ...


In 1957 there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. South Africa was to compete, but was disqualified due to the apartheid policies of the government then in power. Since then, the field has grown to include almost every African nation, making it necessary to hold a qualifying tournament. The number of participants in the final tournament reached 16 in 1998 (16 teams were to compete in 1996 but Nigeria withdrew, reducing the field to 15), and since then, the format has been unchanged, with the sixteen teams being drawn into four groups of four teams each, with the top two teams of each group advancing to a "knock-out" stage. A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


The nation with the most cup wins is Egypt, with five, followed by Ghana and Cameroon, who have won four titles each. Three different trophies have been awarded during the tournament's history, with Ghana and Cameroon winning the first two versions to keep after each of them won a tournament three times. The current trophy was first awarded in 2002.

Contents

History

1950s-60s: Early growth of the ANC competition

The origins of the African Nations Cup date back to June 1956, when the creation of the Confederation of African Football was proposed during the third FIFA congress in Lisbon. There were immediate plans for a continental nations tournament to be held, and in February 1957, the first African Cup of Nations took place in Khartoum, Sudan. There was no qualification for the this tournament, the field being made up of the four founding nations of CAF (Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Africa). South Africa's refusal to send a multi-racial squad to the competition led to its disqualification and handed Ethiopia a bye straight to the final.[1] As a result, only two matches were played, with Egypt being crowned as the first continental champion after defeating hosts Sudan in the semifinal and Ethiopia in the final. Two years later, Egypt hosted the second ANC in Cairo with the participation of these same three teams. Host and defending champions Egypt repeated as cup winners, this time downing Sudan. The International Federation of Football Association (French: ), commonly known by its acronym, FIFA, is the international governing body of association football. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... Nickname: Khartoums location in Sudan Coordinates: Government  - Governor Abdul Halim al Mutafi Population (2005)  - Urban Over 1 Million For other uses, see Khartoum (disambiguation). ... Actress Halle Berry was born to a white mother, and a black father. ... Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ...


The field grew to include nine teams for the third ANC in 1962 in Addis Abeba, and for the first time there was a qualification round to determine which four teams would play for the title. Host Ethiopia and reigning champion Egypt received automatic berths, and were joined in the final four by Nigeria and Tunisia. Egypt made its third consecutive final appearance, but it was Ethiopia that emerged as victors, after first beating Tunisia and then downing Egypt in extra time. The 1962 African Cup of Nations was the third edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... Addis Ababa (Amharic new flower) is the capital of Ethiopia. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ...


In 1963, Ghana made its first appearance as it hosted the event, and won the title after beating Sudan in the final. They repeated as champions two years later in Tunisia – equalling Egypt as two-time winners – with a squad that included only two returning members from the 1963 team.[2]


The 1968 competition's final tournament format expanded to include eight of the 22 teams entered in the preliminary rounds. The qualifying teams were distributed in two groups of four to play single round-robin tournaments, with the top two teams of each group advancing to semifinals, a system that remained in use for the finals until 1992. The Democratic Republic of Congo won its first title, beating Ghana in the final. Starting with the 1968 tournament, the competition has been regularly held every two years in even numbered years. Cote d'Ivoire forward Laurent Pokou led the 1968 and 1970 tournaments in scoring, with six and eight goals respectively, and his total of 14 goals remains the all-time record for the event. Play was covered for television for the first time during the 1970 tournament in Sudan,[2] as the hosts lifted the trophy after defeating Ghana – who were playing their fourth consecutive final. The 1968 African Cup of Nations was the sixth edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... A round-robin tournament or all-play-all tournament is a type of group tournament in which each participant plays every other participant an equal number of times. ... Laurent Pokou (born October 8, 1947 in Abidjan) is a former footballer from Ivory Coast. ... The 1970 African Cup of Nations was the seventh edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ...


1970s: A decade of champions

Six different nations won titles from 1970 to 1980: Sudan, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo DR national football team (Zaire), Morocco, Ghana, and Nigeria. Zaire's second title in the 1974 edition (they won their first as the Democratic Republic of Congo) came after facing Zambia in the final. For the first and only time to date in the history of the competition, the match had to be replayed as the first contest between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw after extra time. The final was re-staged two days later with Zaire winning 2-0. Forward Mulamba Ndaye scored all four of Zaire's goals in these two matches: he was also the top scorer of the tournament with nine goals, setting a single-tournament record that so far remains unequalled. Three months earlier, Zaire had become the first black African nation to qualify to the FIFA World Cup. Morocco won their first title in the 1976 ANC held in Ethiopia and Ghana took its third championship in 1978, becoming the first nation to win three titles. In 1980, Nigeria hosted the event and beat Algeria to capture its first honours. First international Belgian Congo 3-2 Northern Rhodesia  (Belgian Congo; 1948) Congo DR 6 - 0 Mauritania  (Senegal; 11 April 1963) Zaire 3-0 Sudan  (Cameroon; 25 February 1972)  Congo 1-0 Congo DR (Brazzaville; 8 June 1997) Biggest win Congo DR 10 - 1 Zambia  (Congo-Kinshasa; 22 November 1969) Zaire... The 1974 African Cup of Nations was the ninth edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...


1980s: Cameroonian and Nigerian domination

Ghana's fourth continental title came in the 1982 cup tournament; they beat Algeria in the semifinals in extra time, and faced host Libya in the final. The match ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes and Ghana won the penalty shootout to become champions. Cameroon won their first title two years later by beating Nigeria and in the 1986 cup they faced Egypt – absent from the final since 1962 – with Egypt winning the title on penalty kicks. Cameroon reached its third consecutive final in the 1988 tournament and won their second championship by repeating their 1984 victory over Nigeria. In 1990, Nigeria lost once again as they made their third final appearance in four tournaments, this time falling to Algeria. The 1982 African Cup of Nations was the 13th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... The 1986 African Cup of Nations was the 15th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... The 1988 African Cup of Nations was the 16th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ...


1990s: The arrival of South Africa

The 1992 Cup of Nations expanded the number of final tournament participants to 12; the teams were divided into four groups of three, with the top two teams of each group advancing to quarterfinals. Ghanaian midfielder Abedi "Pelé" Ayew, who scored three goals, was named the best player of the tournament after his contributions helped Ghana reach the final; he was, however, suspended for that match and Ghana lost to Cote d'Ivoire in a penalty shootout that saw each side make 11 attempts to determine the winner. Cote d'Ivoire set a record for the competition by holding each of their opponents scoreless in the six matches of the final tournament. The 1992 African Cup of Nations was the 18th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Abédi Ayew Pelé (born November 5, 1962 in Domé, Ghana) is a former Ghanaian football player. ...


The 12-team, three-group format was used again two years later, where hosts Tunisia were humiliated by their first round elimination. Nigeria, who had just qualified to the World Cup for the first time in their history, won the tournament, beating Zambia, who a year before had been struck by disaster when most of their national squad died in a plane crash while traveling to play a 1994 World Cup qualification match. Nigerian forward Rashidi Yekini, who had led the 1992 tournament with four goals, repeated as the top scorer with five goals. The 1994 African Cup of Nations was the 19th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... First international Southern Rhodesia 0 - 4 Northern Rhodesia (Southern Rhodesia; 1946) Malawi 0 - 3 Zambia (Malawi; July 04, 1966) Biggest win Zambia 9 - 0 Kenya (Malawi; 13 November 1978) Biggest defeat Congo DR 10 - 1 Zambia (Congo-Kinshasa; 22 November 1969) Belgium 9 - 0 Zambia (Brussels, Belgium; 3 June 1994... Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the African zone (CAF). ... Rashidi Yekini (born October 23, 1964 in Kaduna) is a former football striker from Nigeria. ...


South Africa hosted the 20th ANC competition in 1996, marking their first ever appearance after a decades long ban was lifted with the end of apartheid in the country and a failed attempt to qualify in 1994. The number of final round participants in 1996 was expanded to the current 16, split into four groups. However, the actual number of teams playing in the final was only 15 as Nigeria withdrew from the tournament at the final moment over security concerns.[3] The Bafana Bafana won their first title on home soil, defeating Tunisia in the final. South African captain Neil Tovey became the first white player to raise the trophy.[4] The 1996 African Cup of Nations was the 20th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... First international Netherlands 2 - 1 South Africa (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 2 November 1924) Biggest win Australia 0 - 8 South Africa (Adelaide, Australia; 17 September 1955) Biggest defeat Australia 5 - 1 South Africa (Newcastle, Australia; 7 June 1947) Mexico 4 - 0 South Africa (Los Angeles, USA; 6 October 1993) USA 4 - 0...


The South Africans would reach the final again two years later in Burkina Faso, but were unable to defend their title, losing to Egypt who claimed their fourth cup. The 1998 African Cup of Nations was the 21st edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ...


The 2000 edition was hosted jointly by Ghana and Nigeria, who replaced the originally designated host Zimbabwe. Following a 2-2 draw after extra time in the final, Cameroon defeated Nigeria on penalty kicks. In 2002, the Indomitable Lions became the first nation to win consecutive titles since Ghana had done it in the 1960s decade. Again via penalty kicks, the Cameroonians beat first-time finalists Senegal, who also debuted in the World Cup later that year. Both finalists were eliminated in quarter finals two years later in Tunisia, where the hosts won their first ever title, beating Morocco 2-1 in the final. The 2006 tournament was also won by the hosts, Egypt, who reached a continental-record fifth title. The 2008 tournament will be hosted by Ghana. The 2000 African Cup of Nations was the 22nd edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... First international Cameroon 9 - 2 Somalia (Madagascar; 13 April 1960) Biggest win Cameroon 9 - 2 Somalia (Madagascar; 13 April 1960) Biggest defeat Norway 6 - 1 Cameroon (Oslo, Norway; 31 October 1990) Russia 6 - 1 Cameroon (Palo Alto, California, USA; 28 June 1994) Costa Rica 5 - 0 Cameroon (San Jose, Costa... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... The 2004 African Cup of Nations was the 24th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... The 2006 African Cup of Nations was the 25th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). ... The 2008 African Cup of Nations will be the 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa. ...


Format

Qualification

Since the 1962 tournament, qualification matches have been held to determine the participants for the finals. From 1962 to 1990 the qualification matches were generally two-legged knockout ties, with the number of rounds depending upon the number of participants. From 1994 onwards teams attempting to qualify have been divided into groups, with teams playing each other on a round robin basis. Until 2006 the title holders and tournament hosts qualified for the finals automatically; from 2008 only the hosts qualify automatically. The nature of the qualification groups varies from tournament to tournament. As of the 2008 tournament, qualification consists of eleven groups of four teams and one group of three teams. Each group winner qualifies, along with the three runners-up with the best records. The term round-robin describes correspondence authored or signed by numerous individuals to a single addressee. ...


Trophy

The current African Cup of Nations trophy.

Throughout the history of the Nations Cup, three different trophies have been awarded to the winners of the competition. The first trophy, made of silver, was the "Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem Trophy", which was named after the first CAF president, the Egyptian Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem. As the first winner of three Nations Cup tournaments, Ghana obtained the right to permanently hold the trophy in 1978.[5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The second trophy was awarded from 1980 to 2000, and it was named "Trophy of African Unity"[6] or "African Unity Cup".[5] It was given by the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa to the CAF prior to the 1980 tournament and it was a cylindrical piece with the Olympic rings over a map of the continent engraved on it. It sat on a squared base and had stylized triangular handles. Cameroon won the Unity Cup indefinitely after they became three-time champions in 2000. The Olympic symbols are various logos, icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee for various aspects related to the promotion of the Olympic Movement around the world. ...


In 2001, the third trophy was revealed, a gold-plated cup designed and made in Italy. Cameroon, permanent holders of the previous trophy, were the first nation to be awarded the new trophy after they won the 2002 edition.


Results

Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1957
Details
 Sudan
Egypt
4 - 0
Ethiopia

Sudan
(  South Africa disqualified)(1)
1959
Details
 United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
2 - 1(2)
Sudan

Ethiopia
(only three teams participated)
1962
Details
 Ethiopia
Ethiopia
4 - 2
aet

United Arab Republic

Tunisia
3 - 0
Uganda
1963
Details
 Ghana
Ghana
3 - 0
Sudan

United Arab Republic
3 - 0
Ethiopia
1965
Details
 Tunisia
Ghana
3 - 2
aet

Tunisia

Côte d'Ivoire
1 - 0
Senegal
1968
Details
 Ethiopia
Congo DR
1 - 0
Ghana

Côte d'Ivoire
1 - 0
Ethiopia
1970
Details
 Sudan
Sudan
1 - 0
Ghana

United Arab Republic
3 - 1
Côte d'Ivoire
1972
Details
 Cameroon
Congo
3 - 2
Mali

Cameroon
5 - 2
Zaire
1974
Details
 Egypt
Zaire
2 - 2 aet
2 - 0 replay

Zambia

Egypt
4 - 0
Congo
1976
Details
 Ethiopia
Morocco
n/a(3)
Guinea

Nigeria
n/a(3)
Egypt
1978
Details
 Ghana
Ghana
2 - 0
Uganda

Nigeria
2 - 0(4)
Tunisia
1980
Details
 Nigeria
Nigeria
3 - 0
Algeria

Morocco
2 - 0
Egypt
1982
Details
 Libya
Ghana
1 - 1 aet
(7 - 6) ps

Libya

Zambia
2 - 0
Algeria
1984
Details
 Côte d'Ivoire
Cameroon
3 - 1
Nigeria

Algeria
3 - 1
Egypt
1986
Details
 Egypt
Egypt
0 - 0 aet
(5 - 4) ps

Cameroon

Côte d'Ivoire
3 - 2
Morocco
1988
Details
 Morocco
Cameroon
1 - 0
Nigeria

Algeria
1 - 1 aet
(4 - 3) ps

Morocco
1990
Details
 Algeria
Algeria
1 - 0
Nigeria

Zambia
1 - 0
Senegal
1992
Details
 Senegal
Côte d'Ivoire
0 - 0 aet
(11 - 10) ps

Ghana

Nigeria
2 - 1
Cameroon
1994
Details
 Tunisia
Nigeria
2 - 1
Zambia

Côte d'Ivoire
3 - 1
Mali
1996
Details
 South Africa
South Africa
2 - 0
Tunisia

Zambia
1 - 0
Ghana
1998
Details
 Burkina Faso
Egypt
2 - 0
South Africa

Congo DR
4 - 4(5)
(4 - 1) ps

Burkina Faso
2000
Details
 Ghana &
 Nigeria

Cameroon
2 - 2 aet
(4 - 3) ps

Nigeria

South Africa
2 - 2 aet
(4 - 3) ps

Tunisia
2002
Details
 Mali
Cameroon
0 - 0 aet
(3 - 2) ps

Senegal

Nigeria
1 - 0
Mali
2004
Details
 Tunisia
Tunisia
2 - 1
Morocco

Nigeria
2 - 1
Mali
2006
Details
 Egypt
Egypt
0 - 0 aet
(4 - 2) ps

Côte d'Ivoire

Nigeria
1 - 0
Senegal
2008
Details
 Ghana
2010
Details
 Angola
2012
Details
 Gabon /  Equatorial Guinea
2014
Details
 Libya

(1) In 1957,  South Africa was disqualified from the tournament due to Apartheid.
(2) In 1959, the three teams played each other once. In the last game of the tournament, Egypt's 2-1 victory over Sudan made Egypt champions
(3) There was no official final match in 1976, as the tournament was decided in a final group contested by the last four teams.
(4) In 1978, third place was awarded to Nigeria 2-0 after Tunisia walked off with the third-place match tied 1-1 in the 42nd minute.
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First international Italy 2 - 1 Egypt (Gent, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Biggest win Egypt 15 - 0 Laos (Indonesia; November 1963) Biggest defeat Italy 11 - 3 Egypt (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1934) Best result Round 1, 1934 and 1990 African Nations Cup Appearances 20... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1963 African Nations Cup was the fourth edition of the African Nations Cup, the Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan_(1956-1970). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_United_Arab_Republic. ... First international Italy 2 - 1 Egypt (Gent, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Biggest win Egypt 15 - 0 Laos (Indonesia; November 1963) Biggest defeat Italy 11 - 3 Egypt (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1934) Best result Round 1, 1934 and 1990 African Nations Cup Appearances 20... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia_(1897). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The 1965 African Nations Cup was the fifth edition of the African Nations Cup, the Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Ghana_flag_1964. ... Extra time is an additional period played at the end of some games of football (soccer) if the score is tied after the two standard periods (halves) of play. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_United_Arab_Republic. ... First international Italy 2 - 1 Egypt (Gent, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Biggest win Egypt 15 - 0 Laos (Indonesia; November 1963) Biggest defeat Italy 11 - 3 Egypt (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 10 June 1928) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1934) Best result Round 1, 1934 and 1990 African Nations Cup Appearances 20... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1972 African Nations Cup was the eigth edition of the African Nations Cup, the Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon_(1961). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_People's_Republic_of_Congo_(1970). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon_(1961). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zaire. ... 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Statistics

Most championships

Map of the number of championships in African Cup of Nations
Wins Nation Year(s)
5 times  Egypt 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006
4 times  Cameroon 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002
4 times  Ghana 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982
2 times  Congo DR 1968, 1974
2 times  Nigeria 1980, 1994
1 time  Ethiopia 1962
1 time  Congo 1972
1 time  Côte d'Ivoire 1992
1 time  Algeria 1990
1 time  Morocco 1976
1 time  South Africa 1996
1 time  Sudan 1970
1 time  Tunisia 2004

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Most tournaments hosted

Hosts Nation Year(s)
4 times  Egypt 1959, 1974, 1986, 2006
4 times  Ghana 1963, 1978, 2000, 2008*
3 times  Ethiopia 1962, 1968, 1976
3 times  Tunisia 1965, 1994, 2004
2 times  Libya 1982, 2014*
2 times  Nigeria 1980, 2000
2 times  Sudan 1957, 1970
1 time  Algeria 1990
1 time  Burkina Faso 1998
1 time  Cameroon 1972
1 time  Côte d'Ivoire 1990
1 time  Mali 2002
1 time  Morocco 1988
1 time  Senegal 1992
1 time  South Africa 1996
1 time  Angola 2010*
1 time  Gabon 2012*
1 time  Equatorial Guinea 2012*
  • * Yet to take place.
  • ^ Co-host.

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Finals appearances

Appearances Nation
7  Ghana
6  Egypt
 Nigeria
5  Cameroon
3  Tunisia
 Sudan
2  Algeria
 Ethiopia
 Morocco
 Côte d'Ivoire
 South Africa
 Zambia
 Congo DR (twice as  Zaire)
1  Congo
 Mali
 Senegal
 Uganda
 Guinea
 Libya

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Final four appearances

Appearances Nation
12  Egypt
 Nigeria
8  Ghana
7  Cameroon
 Côte d'Ivoire
6  Tunisia
 Zambia
5  Algeria
 Ethiopia
 Morocco
4  Congo DR (twice as  Zaire)
 Mali
 Senegal
 Sudan
3  South Africa
2  Congo
 Uganda
1  Burkina Faso
 Guinea
 Libya

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Overall top goalscorers

Goals Scorers
14 Laurent Pokou
13 Rashidi Yekini
12 Hassan El-Shazly
11 Patrick Mboma, Samuel Eto'o, Hossam Hassan
10 Mengistu Worku, Joel Tiéhi, Mulamba Ndaye, Kalusha Bwalya
9 Abdoulaye Traoré
8 Francileudo Santos, Wilberforce Kwadwo Mfum
7 Ali Abugresha, Taher Abouzaid, Roger Milla, Benni McCarthy, Jay-Jay Okocha

Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Laurent Pokou (born October 8, 1947 in Abidjan) is a former footballer from Ivory Coast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Rashidi Yekini (born October 23, 1964 in Kaduna) is a former football striker from Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Hassan El-Shazly حسن الشاذلي Played for Tersana & National Team Personal Top Scorer in Egyptian league history (176 Goals) 4 times Egyptian League top Scorer -- (Egyptian Record)- (62/63, 64/65, 65/66 & 74/75) Top Egyptian scorer & 2nd top scorer in African cup of nations (13 Goals) Top scorer of the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Henri Patrick Mboma Dem (known as Patrick Mboma) (born November 15, 1970 in Duala) is a Cameroonian football striker, the all-time goal leader for the Cameroonian national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Samuel Etoo (born March 10, 1981 in Nkon, Cameroon) is a professional footballer, who currently plays for FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Hossam Hassan (Arabic:حسام حسن) (born August 10, 1966) is considered one of the best Egyptian and African soccer players of all time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Joël Tiéhi (born 12 June 1964 in Abidjan) is a retired footballer from Ivory Coast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zaire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... he was a great player that play in mexico in Club America along with François Omam-Biyik that made every gaolkeper was afraid This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Abdoulaye Traoré (known as Ben Badi) is a former international footballer of the Ivory Coast born on March 4, 1967 in Abidjan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Francileudo Santos fullname Francileudo Silva dos Santos (born 20th March 1979, in Zé Doca, Brazil) is a Tunisia soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Taher Abouzaid was a very popular and famous former midfielder in Al-Ahly & Egyptian National team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Benedict Saul Benni McCarthy (born November 12, 1977 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a professional footballer, currently playing for English side Blackburn Rovers and South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Augustine Azuka Jay-Jay Okocha (born August 14, 1973 in Enugu) is a Nigerian football midfielder, currently playing for Hull City. ...

See also

This is a list of articles about the football (soccer) competitions past and present for international teams and for club football, in individual countries and internationally: // World National teams FIFA World Cup FIFA Womens World Cup FIFA Confederations Cup Rous Cup (extinct) National youth teams FIFA World Youth Championship...

References

  1. ^ news.bbc.co.uk. African Nations Cup - How it all began. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  2. ^ a b news.bbc.co.uk. The early years. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  3. ^ FIFAworldcup.com. African success breeds FIFA World Cup glory. FIFA. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  4. ^ news.bbc.co.uk. African Cup of Nations: 1980-2002. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  5. ^ a b news.bbc.co.uk. Nations Cup trophy revealed. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  6. ^ FIFA.com. The Great Adventure of African Football. FIFA. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.

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Further reading

  • The Great Adventure of African Football (FIFA)
  • History of African Nations cup since 1957 (Egypt State Information Service)

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External links

  • Confédération Africaine de Football
  • Coverage for the rec.sport.soccer.statistics foundation
  • Historical Records from BBC Sport
  • Ghana CAN 2008 - African Cup of Nations News

 
 

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