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AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by ackim: 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2019
Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 is only a day away from launching off as all eyes turn to Cairo, Egypt for the 32 edition of the continental football tournament.

Harambee Stars already held their first training session in Egypt on Wednesday, June 19, ahead of their opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Algeria.


The winners' trophy is carried on to the pitch after the AFCON Final match between Cameroon and Egypt at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, Ghana.
1. Egypt hits fabulous five

Egypt will be the hosts of the tournament for a record fifth time having staged the tournament in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.

They have won three out of four of the tournaments hosted at home and hope to add their fourth.

2. Expansion

This year's 32nd edition of AFCON will be the first to have 24 teams following the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision to expand the tournament to allow more competition.

3. Most successful

Egypt is the most successful country with a total of seven titles followed by Cameroon (five), Ghana (four) and Nigeria (three).

4. AFCON was switched to odd years

AFCON was switched to odd number years to avoid clashing with the FIFA World Cup and will for the first time be held midyear, as opposed to the former January-February window.


5. Eto'o still reigns supreme

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o remains the Cup of Nations overall top scorer with 18 goals in six tournaments.

6. Three newbies

Burundi, Madagascar and Mauritania will be making their maiden appearances in the tournament in 2019.

7. AFCON began with 3

The first edition of the tournament had only three participants; Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Source https://www.reportminds.com/2019/06/afcon-2019-7-interesting-facts-about.html?m=1

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Nobody: 12:26pm On Jun 21, 2019
Senegal dey form this year sha,,

This Ghana deserve some accolades. More
Afcon cup than Nigeria, first Nigeria become independent?!

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Diogeness: 12:49pm On Jun 21, 2019
cool

Same old kick and follow football.

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Olayinka8793(m): 2:10pm On Jun 21, 2019
Fact # 8, Nigeria is destined to win this edition so as to give Nigerians a reason to be truly happy as a form of temporary respite from our useless governments' inflicted suffering. I tip Musa to do well as usual.

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by vicoloni(m): 2:11pm On Jun 21, 2019
Great
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by whytediamond(m): 2:11pm On Jun 21, 2019
FIFA AFCON

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by janana: 2:12pm On Jun 21, 2019
Can't wait for this tournament to begin. Wish Team Nigeria Success

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by emerald019: 2:12pm On Jun 21, 2019
thanks for the info
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Badonasty(m): 2:14pm On Jun 21, 2019
ackim:
Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 is only a day away from launching off as all eyes turn to Cairo, Egypt for the 32 edition of the continental football tournament.

Harambee Stars already held their first training session in Egypt on Wednesday, June 19, ahead of their opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Algeria.


The winners' trophy is carried on to the pitch after the AFCON Final match between Cameroon and Egypt at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, Ghana.
1. Egypt hits fabulous five

Egypt will be the hosts of the tournament for a record fifth time having staged the tournament in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.

They have won three out of four of the tournaments hosted at home and hope to add their fourth.

2. Expansion

This year's 32nd edition of AFCON will be the first to have 24 teams following the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision to expand the tournament to allow more competition.

3. Most successful

Egypt is the most successful country with a total of seven titles followed by Cameroon (five), Ghana (four) and Nigeria (three).

4. AFCON was switched to odd years

AFCON was switched to odd number years to avoid clashing with the FIFA World Cup and will for the first time be held midyear, as opposed to the former January-February window.


5. Eto'o still reigns supreme

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o remains the Cup of Nations overall top scorer with 18 goals in six tournaments.

6. Three newbies

Burundi, Madagascar and Mauritania will be making their maiden appearances in the tournament in 2019.

7. AFCON began with 3

The first edition of the tournament had only three participants; Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Source https://www.reportminds.com/2019/06/afcon-2019-7-interesting-facts-about.html?m=1


this year go dey interesting
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by TOPCRUISE(m): 2:15pm On Jun 21, 2019
They should have allowed Cameroon to proceed in hosting it

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by abdulyaro66(m): 2:15pm On Jun 21, 2019
Still
Buying gift cards
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by jkbee(m): 2:16pm On Jun 21, 2019
Interesting facts... Hopefully we 'll do well. #GoNaija

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Nobody: 2:16pm On Jun 21, 2019
Radarada

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by MrTobi94: 2:19pm On Jun 21, 2019
Nigeria go still lose against guinea...
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by helinues: 2:19pm On Jun 21, 2019
Interesting..

Cant wait
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Gozbrown(m): 2:20pm On Jun 21, 2019
Ghana have won 3 afcon, same with Nigeria

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by marvin906(m): 2:30pm On Jun 21, 2019
Egypt or Senegal has this cup

Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by jieta: 2:30pm On Jun 21, 2019
I'm tipping Nigeria to win it, when it was change from even year to odd year we won it, now that the number has increase I expect 2013 to repeat him self

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by sammymama: 2:36pm On Jun 21, 2019
Great
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Kenneth10110(m): 2:38pm On Jun 21, 2019
Hope we dont need other teams to fall to qualify from the Group stages this time around.

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Amazingman(m): 2:39pm On Jun 21, 2019
I really want Nigeria to lift the trophy but I doubt if our government will approve. So far they are more interested in Nigerians being unhappy so any form of activity that will bring happiness to the people is castrated.


jieta:
I'm tipping Nigeria to win it, when it was change from even year to odd year we won it, now that the number has increase I expect 2013 to repeat him self

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Bahddo(m): 2:40pm On Jun 21, 2019
Gozbrown:
Ghana have won 3 afcon, same with Nigeria
they have 4. They haven't won again since the 80's though.

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Lordjb: 2:49pm On Jun 21, 2019
Interesting
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Gozbrown(m): 2:50pm On Jun 21, 2019
Bahddo:
they have 4. They haven't won again since the 80's though.
Yeah, it's 4.

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by bimgo: 2:54pm On Jun 21, 2019
Naija is a Goal, naija is a great, naija is a bless. NIGERIA my country, no place like home. If you know you know.
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Firstandonly: 2:56pm On Jun 21, 2019
Gozbrown:
Ghana have won 3 afcon, same with Nigeria
Ghana won 1963,1965,1978 and 1982 making it 4
Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Jeezuzpick(m): 3:11pm On Jun 21, 2019
Amazingman:
I really want Nigeria to lift the trophy but I doubt if our government will approve. So far they are more interested in Nigerians being unhappy so any form of activity that will bring happiness to the people is castrated.



That's deep, Bro!

I am almost 100% sure now that this government is deliberately making us unhappy.

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Re: AFCON 2019: 7 Interesting Facts About The Tournament by Onyenna(m): 3:22pm On Jun 21, 2019
Okay

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