2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Betting Tips

The 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations will be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, an international men's football championship in Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). 

Also known as AFCON 2021 and Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), the tournament will be hosted by Cameroon. The Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to take place between 9 January and 6 February 2021.

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2021 Africa Cup of Nations FAQ

When is the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ?

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations takes place between 9 January and 6 February 2021.

Where is the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations being held?

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is being held in Cameroon.

Who has won the most Africa Cup of Nations titles?

Egypt has won the most Africa Cup of Nations titles with seven (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010). Cameroon have won five AFCON titles, Ghana next best with four.

When is the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final being played?

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final is being played on 6 February 2021.

Where is the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final being played?

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final is being played at Paul Biya Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Who won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?

Algeria won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Senegal 1-0 in the final.

2021 Africa Cup of Nations Live Streaming


Matches from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be streamed live online. Watch 2021 Africa Cup of Nations live streams anywhere you are as long as you have an internet connection and a digital device like a mobile phone, tablet or computer. 

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Africa Cup of Nations Free Bets


Many online bookmakers will be offering free bets during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Make sure to check in at Free Tips regularly throughout the tournament for all the latest free bets offers.

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Check our bet of the day during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which could come from a variety of football betting markets including full time result, handicap, over/under 2.5 total goals, first goalscorer and anytime goalscorer.

Africa Cup of Nations Betting Odds


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations betting odds includes outright markets such as 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Winner, Group Winners and Africa Cup of Nations Top Goalscorer.

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Africa Cup of Nations Results


Keep up to date with all the results at the Africa Cup of Nations to put yourself in the best position to have a successful betting tournament and build your bankroll. 

Africa Cup of Nations Winners, Runners-Up and Host Nations


Egypt won the first Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, defeating Ethiopia 4-0 in the Final in Sudan. Algeria are the defending Africa Cup of Nations champions after winning the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

YearHostWinnersFinal ScoreRunners-upTeams
2025  Guinea tbc tbc tbc tbc
2023  Ivory Coast tbc tbc tbc tbc
2021  Cameroon tbc tbc tbc tbc
2019  Egypt Algeria 1–0 Senegal 24
2017  Gabon Cameroon 2–1 Egypt 16
2015  Equatorial Guinea Ivory Coast 0–0 (aet) (9–8 p) Ghana 16
2013  South Africa Nigeria 1–0 Burkina Faso 16
2012  Gabon/Equatorial Guinea Zambia 0–0 (aet) (8–7 p) Ivory Coast 16
2010  Angola Egypt 1–0 Ghana 15/16
2008  Ghana Egypt 1–0 Cameroon 16
2006  Egypt Egypt 0–0 (aet) (4–2 p) Ivory Coast 16
2004  Tunisia Tunisia 2–1 Morocco 16
2002  Mali Cameroon 0–0 (aet) (3–2 p) Senegal 16
2000  Ghana/Nigeria Cameroon 2–2 (aet) (4–3 p) Nigeria 16
1998  Burkina Faso Egypt 2–0 South Africa 16
1996  South Africa South Africa 2–0 Tunisia 15/16
1994  Tunisia Nigeria 2–1 Zambia 12
1992  Senegal Ivory Coast 0–0 (aet) (11–10 p) Ghana 12
1990  Algeria Algeria 1–0 Nigeria 8
1988  Morocco Cameroon 1–0 Nigeria 8
1986  Egypt Egypt 0–0 (aet) (5–4 p) Cameroon 8
1984  Ivory Coast Cameroon 3–1 Nigeria 8
1982  Libya Ghana 1–1 (aet) (7–6 p)  Libya 8
1980  Nigeria Nigeria 3–0 Algeria 8
1978  Ghana Ghana 2–0 Uganda 8
1976  Ethiopia Morocco 1–1 Guinea 8
1974  Egypt Zaire 2–2 (aet) 2–0 (replay) Zambia 8
1972  Cameroon Congo 3–2 Mali 8
1970  Sudan Sudan 1–0 Ghana 8
1968  Ethiopia Congo-Kinshasa 1–0 Ghana 8
1965  Tunisia Ghana 3–2 (aet) Tunisia 6
1963  Ghana Ghana 3–0 Sudan 6
1962  Ethiopia Ethiopia 4–2 (aet) United Arab Republic 4
1959  United Arab Republic United Arab Republic 2–1 Sudan 3
1957  Sudan Egypt 4–0 Ethiopia 3/4

What Cities & Stadiums will host matches at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations?


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be played in six stadiums in five cities in Cameroon. The six stadiums are the Paul Biya Stadium and Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in the capital Yaounde, Japoma Stadium in Douala, Limbe Stadium in Limbe, Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam and Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua.

The opening ceremony, opening match and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final will take place at the Paul Biya Stadium in Yaounde.

City
Stadium
Capacity
DoualaJapoma Stadium50,000
YaoundePaul Biya Stadium60,000
YaoundeStade Ahmadou Ahidjo42,500
GarouaRoumdé Adjia Stadium30,000
BafoussamKouekong Stadium20,000
LimbeLimbe Stadium20,000

2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualification


A total of 52 teams entered the qualification tournament including hosts Cameroon. 48 teams were drawn into 12 groups of four teams (Group A to Group L) with the top two teams in each group qualifying for the tournament.

2021 Africa Cup of Nations Teams & Squads


A total of 24 teams will qualify to play in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations including Cameroon who qualified automatically as hosts. 

2021 Africa Cup of Nations Groups


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations groups will be drawn after the qualification phase. The 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams with the top two teams from each group and the best third teams advancing to the round of 16. 

The winners in the round of 16 advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal winners advance to the semifinals with the semifinal winners playing in the final.

2021 Africa Cup of Nations Draw & Fixtures


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw will take place closer to the start of the tournament.

Africa Cup of Nations Top 10 Goalscorers


Samuel Eto'o leads the Africa Cup of Nations top 10 goalscorers list with 18 goals. The Former Cameroon striker scored his goals in seven AFCON tournaments between 1998 and 2010. He was part of the title winning squad in 2000 and 2002 and claimed the golden boot twice in 2006 and 2008.

Ivory Coast's Laurent Pokou held the title for the most goals in the AFCON for many years before being over taken by Eto'o in 2008. Pokou scored 14 goals from eight AFCON appearances between 1965 and 1968.

Other goalscorers of note include Nigeria's Rashidi Yekini (13 goals), Hassan El Shazly of Egypt (12 goals). Hossam Hassan (Egypt), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) and Patrick Mboma (Cameroon) all scored 11 goals at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Five players are tied on 10 AFCON goals including Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Joel Tiehi (Ivory Coast), Ndaye Mulamba (DR Congo), Mengistu Worku (Ethiopia), Francileudo Santos (Tunisia).

Africa Cup of Nations Highlights


Watch Africa Cup of Nations highlights so you don't miss any of the action from the tournament. CAF TV has a dedicated youtube channel where you can catch all the action throughout the tournament.

Africa Cup of Nations News


The official CAF website is your first point of call to keep up to date with all the latest news from the tournament in Egypt.

Africa Cup of Nations Social Media


Follow the Africa Cup of Nations on your social media platform of choice.

Africa Cup of Nations History 


The Africa Cup of Nations - often referred to as AFCON - was first held in 1957 and corresponds with the creation of the CAF (Confederation of African Football). Just three nations participated in the first tournament with two matches played, Egypt defeating hosts Sudan in the semi-final and Ethiopia in the final.

South Africa were supposed to be the fourth competing nation, but were disqualified after insisting on selecting only white players due to its apartheid policy.

The tournament was held every two years since 1968, but as of 2013 was switched to odd-numbered years to avoid clashing with the FIFA World Cup. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualified for that competition.

The tournament has grown greatly which made it necessary to hold a qualifying tournament. The number of participants in the tournament reached 16 in 1998, although Nigeria eventually withdrew, reducing the field to 15.

Until 2017, the format had been unchanged, with the sixteen teams being drawn into four groups of four. On 20 July 2017, the format was changed with the tournament moved from January to June and expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

The tournament was also switched to odd numbered years in 2013 so as not to clash with the FIFA World Cup.

Three different trophies have been awarded during the tournament's history, with Ghana and Cameroon winning the first two versions for keeps after each of them won a tournament three times. The current trophy was first awarded in 2002.

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