Image courtesy of CAF.
The Pharaohs of Egypt defeated the Black Stars of Ghana in the Cup final today, 1 x 0. The winning goal was scored by a second half substitute, Mohamed Geddo.
Egypt won a record third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations final, and also set the record with their seventh overall victory in this competition. Ahmed Hassan also set a record with his fourth Africa Cup of Nations final victory for Egypt. With the win today, the Pharaohs extend their unbeaten streak in this competition to 19 matches.
Ghana failed to bring the Cup home after a drought of 28 years.
The 27th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off on 10 January from Angola. With the recent contributions of African players in Europe, along with the looming World Cup, this competition takes on added significance.
Since most national teams around the world will only have a few friendlies ahead of the World Cup, this tournament provides Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria with a valuable opportunity to fine-tune their efforts with competitive matches.
- Cameroon and Ghana have won the competition four times.
- Egypt has won the African Cup of Nations six times.
- 16 teams will compete, and the defending champion is Egypt.
Togo (Due to the recent tragedy in Angola, Togo has withdrawn from the tournament. Condolences and continued best wishes to the Togolese team.)
|Quarter finals||Semi finals||Final|
|24 January – Luanda|
|28 January – Luanda|
|25 January – Lubango|
|31 January – Luanda|
|Nigeria (pens.)||0 (5)|
|24 January – Cabinda|
|28 January – Benguela|
|25 January – Benguela|
|30 January – Benguela|
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