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The African Cup of Nations is the main international football competition for CAF nations. It was first held in 1957, and since 1968 it has been held every two years in even numbered years.

 

In 1957 there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia (South Africa was to compete but was disqualified due to apartheid).

 

Since then, the field has grown to include almost every African nation, thus 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 from the tournament

 

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Most African Cup Wins

 

 

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 Algeria 1990

1 time Congo 1972

1 time Côte d'Ivoire 1992

1 time Ethiopia 1962

1 time Morocco 1976

1 time South Africa 1996

1 time Sudan 1970

1 time Tunisia 2004

 

 

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Final Four appearances

 

 

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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