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The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the largest sporting event in Africa and the third largest football competition in the world. TotalEnergies is the title sponsor of the tournament as part of its eight-year partnership agreement with the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF). We invite you to take a look back at the 2021 edition of the TotalEnergies AFCON held in Cameroon.

The 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 

This was the 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies AFCON, the second organized by Cameroon after the 1972 edition (won that year by Congo). 24 teams will try to win the so desired trophy among which Algeria, the title holder and the host country, Cameroon.

51 teams participated in the elimination phase initiated in October 2019 with a view to participating in the final phase. 24 teams then competed in the group stage in the host country. At the end of the 50th match, the names of the two finalists were  known: Senegal & Egypt.

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This undecided final between the unfortunate finalist of 2019 and the record holder of victories in the competition brought players and spectators to the penalty shootout. The epilogue of this final turned then to be favorable to Senegal who won their first TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations on this occasion.

Senegal thus became the 15th nation to enter its name on the list of winners of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt continues to lead the way with seven wins, followed by Cameroon with five titles and Ghana (4 titles).

Victories

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Key figures

1957
 
Year of the 1st edition

33 
The TotalEnergies AFCON, Cameroon 2021 was the 33rd edition

18 
The record for goals scored in the competition is held by Samuel Eto'o with 18 goals

36
The record for games played in the competition belongs to Rigobert Song with 36 games

 

Did you know?

  • The current trophy is actually the 3rd trophy awarded to the winner. On the 1st, the Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem Trophy (named after the first president of the CAF), made of bronze, is held by Ghana, which won the right to retain it following its victory in the 1978 edition. Ivory Coast has never scored or conceded a goal in a TotalEnergies AFCON final.
  • Only 1 player has won the title of Man of the competition twice. It is the Egyptian Ahmed Hassan in 2006 and 2010. At the TotalEnergies AFCON, Cameroon 2021, Sadio Mané was elected TotalEnergies Man of the Competition