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#1 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β44310) » April 12th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Five Africa Cup of Nations facts after the draw for 2019 tournament was made in Cairo Friday:


— Egypt will be hosts for a record fifth time . They previously staged the Cup of Nations in 1959 , 1974 , 1986 and 2006 , winning three of those four tournaments and finishing third in the other .

— Only three countries , hosts Sudan , Egypt and Ethiopia , took part in the first tournament in February 1957 and there was no qualifying competition .

— The most successful country has been Egypt with seven titles followed by Cameroon ( five), Ghana ( four) , Nigeria ( three) and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Ivory Coast ( two each ) .

— Cameroonian Samuel Eto ’ o is the leading overall Cup of Nations scorer , notching 18 goals in six tournaments between 2000 and 2010 .

— Egypt goalkeeper Essam el Hadary became the oldest player at 44 years and 21 days to feature in the tournament when he faced Cameroon in the 2017 final in Libreville .

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