Africa Cup of Nations Football Previews, Predictions & Betting Tips


Africa Cup of Nations


The Africa Cup of Nations is the main international football competition in Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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The Africa Cup of Nations was first held in 1957 and corresponds with the creation of the CAF. Just three nations participated in the first tournament with two matches played.

Egypt defeated 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 racist apartheid policy.

The Africa Cup of Nations had been 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 competition has grown on and off the pitch and now requires a qualifying tournament. 16 teams were scheduled to compete in the finals since 1998 but the Africa Cup of Nations was altered further in 2017.

The tournament was moved from January to June and expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2019 edition. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Cameroon, with 50 teams entering the qualification phase and Cameroon automatically qualifying as hosts.

Egypt is the most successful nation in the Africa Cup of Nations winning the tournament seven times. Cameroon are next best with five, Ghana have won four times and Nigeria have picked up three trophies.

Cameroon are the defending champions, the Indomitable Lions defeating Egypt 2-1 in the 2017 final in Gabon. 

Recent Africa Cup of Nations Winners, Runners-Up & Hosts


Year
Winners
Runners-Up
Hosts
2023

Guinea
2021

Ivory Coast
2019

Cameroon
2017CameroonEgyptGabon
2015Ivory CoastGhanaEquatorial Guinea
2013NigeriaBurkina FasoSouth Africa
2012ZambiaIvory CoastGabon & Equatorial Guinea
2010EgyptGhanaAngola
2008EgyptCameroonGhana
2006EgyptIvory CoastEgypt
2004TunisiaMoroccoTunisia
2002CameroonSenegalMali
2000CameroonNigeriaGhana & Nigeria

We have you covered for Africa Cup of Nations previews and predictions at FreeTips.com including 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches. During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon we will have regular tips including Africa Cup of Nations Both Teams To Score (BTTS) Tips, Africa Cup of Nations Over/Under 2.5 & 3.5 Total Goals and Africa Cup of Nations Outright / Futures Tips including tournament winner.

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