The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially French: Coupe d’Afrique des Nations, also referred to as Total Africa Cup of Nations after its headline sponsor, and sometimes as African Cup of Nations, is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa.
It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957.
In 2013, the tournament format was switched to being held in odd-numbered years so as not to clash with the FIFA World Cup.
In the first tournament in 1957, there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
How long is the African Cup of Nations?
The African Cup of Nation lasts for one month and takes place every two years.
Who won the African Cup the most?
Egypt is the most successful team in the history of the Africa Cup on Nations, having won the trophy seven times while finishing as runner-up twice and claiming third place on three occasions.
Egypt last won the competition in 2010 and were runners up in 2017 while their first ever win was in 1957.