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2019 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس الأمم الأفريقية 2019
2019 Africa Cup of Nations logo.svg
2019 AFCON official logo
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates21 June – 19 July
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Algeria (2nd title)
Runners-up Senegal
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored102 (1.96 per match)
Attendance943,053 (18,136 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Odion Ighalo (5 goals)
Best player(s)Algeria Ismaël Bennacer[1]
Best young playerAlgeria Ismaël Bennacer
Best goalkeeperAlgeria Raïs M'Bolhi
Fair play award Senegal
2017
2021

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (abbreviated as AFCON 2019 or CAN 2019), known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament was hosted by Egypt. The competition was held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time.[2] It was also the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.[3][4]

The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.[5] Cameroon would have hosted the competition for the first time since 1972. They were also the title holders after winning the previous edition. On 30 November 2018, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations[6] due to delays in the delivery of infrastructure, the Boko Haram insurgency and the Anglophone Crisis.[7] On 8 January 2019, Egypt was chosen by the CAF Executive Committee as the host nation of the competition.[8] The tournament was also moved from the original dates of 15 June – 13 July to 21 June – 19 July due to Ramadan.[9]

Cameroon were the defending champions, but were eliminated in the round of 16 by Nigeria. The hosts Egypt were eliminated at the same stage after losing to South Africa.

Algeria defeated Senegal 1–0 in the final, winning their second title and first since 1990, while Nigeria came third after beating Tunisia 1–0 in their third-place play-off match.[10][11]

Host selection[edit]

After the CAF Executive Committee meeting on 24 January 2014, it was announced that there were six official candidates for the 2019 edition:[12]

Bids:

Rejected Bids:

This list was different from the list of the host nation bids for both the 2019 and 2021 edition of the Cup of Nations as announced by CAF in November 2013, with Gabon also on the original list, but Cameroon not on it.[13] Among the six official candidates, Algeria, Guinea and Ivory Coast also bid for hosting the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Democratic Republic of the Congo had originally put themselves forward as host candidates but withdrew in July 2014.[14] Security concerns and threats from various militant groups particularly in the eastern part of the country were an early issue with a Congolese bid.[15] Before bidding solo Guinea was part of a four-way joint bid with Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia, similarly Zambia was originally part of a joint bid with Malawi and Zimbabwe. Other nations who expressed early interest in hosting were 2013 champions Nigeria, Senegal, and a joint bid of Kenya and Uganda.[16][17][18][19]

The decision of the host country was postponed from early 2014 to grant each bidding country adequate time to receive the inspection delegation.[12] After the final vote at the CAF Executive Committee meeting, on 20 September 2014, the CAF announced the hosts for the 2019, 2021 and 2023 AFCON tournaments: 2019 to Cameroon, 2021 to Ivory Coast, and 2023 to Guinea.[20]

New bid process[edit]

It was expected that Cameroon would host this edition but it was sidelined by the CAF on 30 November 2018 in Accra, Ghana for non-compliance with the specifications, [21] CAF announced that they would be receiving applications for the new hosts until 14 December 2018.

Bids:

The organization of the competition was finally awarded to Egypt on 8 January 2019 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Dakar, Senegal. Voters had a choice between two countries after Morocco's sports minister confirmed that his country was not interested in hosting: Egypt and South Africa.[22]

North Africa will host the tournament for the first time in 13 years after being hosted by Egypt also in 2006.

This is the fifth time that Egypt will host the African Cup after 1959, 1974, 1986 and the 2006 to become the country that has hosted it for the most times in the continent.

Results
Nation(s) Votes
 Egypt 16
 South Africa 1
Abstention 1
Total votes 18

Prize money[edit]

The CAF increased in 2019, the prize money to be shared among the teams participating in the Africa Cup of Nations.[23]

Final
position
Prize money
Champions US$4.5 million
Runners-up US$2.5 million
Semi-finalists US$2.0 million
Quarter-finalists US$1.0 million

Sponsorship[edit]

In July 2016, Total secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions. Total started with the Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon in 2017 therefore renaming it to Total Africa Cup of Nations.[24]

Title sponsor Official sponsors Regional sponsors

Mascot[edit]

Tut, the official mascot of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The organizing board of the 2019 African Cup of Nations revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; "Tut", which was inspired by the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. His kit bears resemblance to Egypt's home colors, with the map of Africa visible on his shirt as well as the tournament's logo.[25]

Match Ball[edit]

Umbro replaced Mitre as the official match ball supplier for the Africa Cup of Nations. The official match ball, named Neo Pro, was unveiled on 29 May 2019.

Qualification[edit]

  Qualified
  Failed to qualify
  Withdrew or did not enter
  Not part of CAF

Due to Morocco withdrawing from being hosts of the 2015 edition, CAF banned the national team of Morocco from entering the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cups of Nations.[26] However, the ban was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning Morocco, having qualified for this edition of the African Cup of Nations, could participate in the tournament.[27]

Due to the withdrawal of Chad during 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, they were banned from entering the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[28]


Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
 Egypt Hosts / Group J
runners-up
16 October 2018 24th 2017 Winners (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010) 58
 Madagascar Group A runners-up 16 October 2018 1st None Debut 108
 Tunisia Group J winners 16 October 2018 19th 2017 Winners (2004) 25
 Senegal Group A winners 16 October 2018 15th 2017 Runners-up (2002) 22
 Morocco Group B winners 17 November 2018 17th 2017 Winners (1976) 47
 Nigeria Group E winners 17 November 2018 18th 2013 Winners (1980, 1994, 2013) 45
 Uganda Group L winners 17 November 2018 7th 2017 Runners-up (1978) 80
 Mali Group C winners 17 November 2018 11th 2017 Runners-up (1972) 62
 Guinea Group H winners 18 November 2018 12th 2015 Runners-up (1976) 71
 Algeria Group D winners 18 November 2018 18th 2017 Winners (1990) 68
 Mauritania Group I runners-up 18 November 2018 1st None Debut 103
 Ivory Coast Group H runners-up 18 November 2018 23rd 2017 Winners (1992, 2015) 62
 Kenya Group F runners-up 30 November 2018 6th 2004 Group stage (1972, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2004) 105
 Ghana Group F winners 30 November 2018 22nd 2017 Winners (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982) 50
 Angola Group I winners 22 March 2019 8th 2013 Quarter-finals (2008, 2010) 123
 Burundi Group C runners-up 23 March 2019 1st None Debut 134
 Cameroon Group B runners-up 23 March 2019 19th 2017 Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017) 51
 Guinea-Bissau Group K winners 23 March 2019 2nd 2017 Group stage (2017) 118
 Namibia Group K runners-up 23 March 2019 3rd 2008 Group stage (1998, 2008) 113
 Zimbabwe Group G winners 24 March 2019 4th 2017 Group stage (2004, 2006, 2017) 109
 DR Congo Group G runners-up 24 March 2019 19th 2017 Winners (1968, 1974) 49
 Benin Group D runners-up 24 March 2019 4th 2010 Group stage (2004, 2008, 2010) 88
 Tanzania Group L runners-up 24 March 2019 2nd 1980 Group stage (1980) 131
 South Africa Group E runners-up 24 March 2019 10th 2015 Winners (1996) 72

Venues[edit]

With the Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams, at least six venues were expected to be used.

After being awarded the bid, initially Egypt chose eight stadiums to host the tournament. The eight stadiums were Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium and Haras El Hodoud Stadium in Alexandria, Egyptian Army Stadium and Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said. Later, Al Salam Stadium was replaced with 30 June Stadium, which was another stadium located in Cairo. It was expected that the famous Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria and Osman Ahmed Osman Stadium in Cairo would be used in the tournament, but they weren't selected.

On 17 February 2019, it was confirmed that only six stadiums would be used. The six venues were Cairo International Stadium and 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria, Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said.[29]

However, on 13 March 2019, Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said was replaced by Al Salam Stadium in Cairo after discovering a problem with one of the stadium's main stands.[30]

Cairo
Cairo International Stadium 30 June Stadium Al Salam Stadium
Capacity: 75,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000
Panorma Cairo Stadium.jpg 30 June Stadium.jpg Al Salam Stadium 2.jpg
Alexandria Suez Ismailia
Alexandria Stadium Suez Stadium Ismailia Stadium
Capacity: 19,676 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 18,525
Alexandria stadium.JPG Suez Stadium.jpg Ismailia Stadium.jpg

Match officials[edit]

The following referees were chosen for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[31][32]

Referees[edit]

Assistant referees[edit]

Video assistant referees[edit]

The EFA announced the video assistant referees (VARs) would be introduced during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, starting from the quarter-finals.[33]

Squads[edit]

Each team had to register a squad of 23 players (Regulations Article 72).[34]

Format[edit]

Only the hosts received an automatic qualification spot, with the other 23 teams qualifying through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams each. The teams in each group played a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16. The winners advanced to the quarter-finals. The winners of the quarter-finals advanced to the semi-finals. The losers of the semi-finals played in a third place play-off, while winners of the semi-finals played in the final.[34]

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 12 April 2019, 20:00 CAT (UTC+2),[35] facing the Sphinx and the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.[36] The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams.[37]

The draw procedure was approved by the CAF Executive Committee on 11 April 2019. For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of April 2019 (shown in brackets). Hosts Egypt were automatically assigned to position A1.[34] Defending champions Cameroon were also automatically placed into Pot 1.[38]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Egypt (57) (hosts)
 Cameroon (54) (title holders)
 Senegal (23)
 Tunisia (28)
 Nigeria (42)
 Morocco (45)

 DR Congo (46)
 Ghana (49)
 Mali (65)
 Ivory Coast (65)
 Guinea (68)
 Algeria (70)

 South Africa (73)
 Uganda (79)
 Benin (91)
 Mauritania (103)
 Madagascar (107)
 Kenya (108)

 Zimbabwe (110)
 Namibia (113)
 Guinea-Bissau (118)
 Angola (122)
 Tanzania (131)
 Burundi (136)

Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group, along with the best four third-placed teams, advanced to the round of 16.

All times are local, CAT (UTC+2).

Tiebreakers[edit]

Teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 74):[34]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams were tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams were still tied, all head-to-head criteria above were reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Drawing of lots.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Egypt (H) 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Uganda 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  DR Congo 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source: CAF
(H) Host.
Egypt 1–0 Zimbabwe
Report
DR Congo 0–2 Uganda
Report
Attendance: 1,083[40]
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)

Uganda 1–1 Zimbabwe
Report
Egypt 2–0 DR Congo
Report

Uganda 0–2 Egypt
Report
Attendance: 74,566[43]
Referee: Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal)
Zimbabwe 0–4 DR Congo
Report
Attendance: 4,364[44]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Madagascar 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
3  Guinea 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
4  Burundi 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Source: CAF
Nigeria 1–0 Burundi
Report
Guinea 2–2 Madagascar
Report
Attendance: 5,342[46]
Referee: Amin Omar (Egypt)

Nigeria 1–0 Guinea
Report
Attendance: 10,388[47]
Referee: Helder Martins de Carvalho (Angola)
Madagascar 1–0 Burundi
Report
Attendance: 4,900[48]
Referee: Haythem Guirat (Tunisia)[49]

Madagascar 2–0 Nigeria
Report
Burundi 0–2 Guinea
Report
Attendance: 5,753[51]
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Algeria 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Senegal 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
3  Kenya 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
4  Tanzania 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Source: CAF
Senegal 2–0 Tanzania
Report
Attendance: 7,249[52]
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
Algeria 2–0 Kenya
Report
Attendance: 8,071[53]
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

Senegal 0–1 Algeria
Report
Attendance: 25,765[54]
Kenya 3–2 Tanzania
Report
Attendance: 7,233[55]
Referee: Ahmad Heeralall (Mauritius)

Kenya 0–3 Senegal
Report
Attendance: 13,224[56]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Tanzania 0–3 Algeria
Report
Attendance: 8,921[57]
Referee: Andofetra Rakotojaona (Madagascar)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Morocco 3 3 0 0 3 0 +3 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3  South Africa 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
4  Namibia 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Source: CAF
Morocco 1–0 Namibia
Report
Attendance: 6,857[58]
Referee: Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda)
Ivory Coast 1–0 South Africa
Report
Attendance: 4,961[59]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

Morocco 1–0 Ivory Coast
Report
Attendance: 27,500[60]
South Africa 1–0 Namibia
Report
Attendance: 16,090[61]
Referee: Issa Sy (Senegal)

South Africa 0–1 Morocco
Report
Attendance: 12,098[62]
Referee: Jean-Jacques Ngambo (DR Congo)
Namibia 1–4 Ivory Coast
Report
Attendance: 7,530[63]
Referee: Peter Waweru (Kenya)

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mali 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Tunisia 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
3  Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
4  Mauritania 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
Source: CAF
Tunisia 1–1 Angola
Report
Mali 4–1 Mauritania
Report
Attendance: 6,202[65]
Referee: Jean-Jacques Ngambo (DR Congo)

Tunisia 1–1 Mali
Report
Attendance: 16,085[66]
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)[67]
Mauritania 0–0 Angola
Report
Attendance: 10,120[68]

Mauritania 0–0 Tunisia
Report
Attendance: 7,732[69]
Referee: Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda)
Angola 0–1 Mali
Report
Attendance: 8,135[70]
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ghana 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 5
3  Benin 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4  Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Source: CAF
Cameroon 2–0 Guinea-Bissau
Report
Attendance: 5,983[71]
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)
Ghana 2–2 Benin
Report
Attendance: 8,094[72]
Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)

Cameroon 0–0 Ghana
Report
Benin 0–0 Guinea-Bissau
Report
Attendance: 9,212[74]
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)

Benin 0–0 Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 14,120[75]
Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
Guinea-Bissau 0–2 Ghana
Report
Attendance: 6,905[76]

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B  Guinea 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4 Advance to knockout stage
2 A  DR Congo 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
3 F  Benin 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4 D  South Africa 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
5 C  Kenya 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
6 E  Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Disciplinary points; 5) Drawing of lots.

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary, except for the third place match where a direct penalty shoot-out, without any extra time, would be used to decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Article 75).[34]

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
5 July – Cairo (International)
 
 
 Uganda0
 
10 July – Cairo (30 June)
 
 Senegal1
 
 Senegal1
 
5 July – Cairo (Al Salam)
 
 Benin0
 
 Morocco1 (1)
 
14 July – Cairo (30 June)
 
 Benin (p)1 (4)
 
 Senegal (a.e.t.)1
 
7 July – Alexandria
 
 Tunisia0
 
 Madagascar (p)2 (4)
 
11 July – Cairo (Al Salam)
 
 DR Congo2 (2)
 
 Madagascar0
 
8 July – Ismailia
 
 Tunisia3
 
 Ghana1 (4)
 
19 July – Cairo (International)
 
 Tunisia (p)1 (5)
 
 Senegal0
 
8 July – Suez
 
 Algeria1
 
 Mali0
 
11 July – Suez
 
 Ivory Coast1
 
 Ivory Coast1 (3)
 
7 July – Cairo (30 June)
 
 Algeria (p)1 (4)
 
 Algeria3
 
14 July – Cairo (International)
 
 Guinea0
 
 Algeria2
 
6 July – Alexandria
 
 Nigeria1 Third place play-off
 
 Nigeria3
 
10 July – Cairo (International)17 July – Cairo (Al Salam)
 
 Cameroon2
 
 Nigeria2 Tunisia0
 
6 July – Cairo (International)
 
 South Africa1  Nigeria1
 
 Egypt0
 
 
 South Africa1
 

Round of 16[edit]

Morocco 1–1 (a.e.t.) Benin
Report
Penalties
1–4
Attendance: 7,500[77]
Referee: Helder Martins de Carvalho (Angola)

Uganda 0–1 Senegal
Report
Attendance: 6,950[78]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

Nigeria 3–2 Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 10,000[79]
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

Egypt 0–1 South Africa
Report

Madagascar 2–2 (a.e.t.) DR Congo
Report
Penalties
4–2
Attendance: 5,890[81]
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)

Algeria 3–0 Guinea
Report

Mali 0–1 Ivory Coast
Report
Attendance: 7,672[83]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Senegal 1–0 Benin
Report
Attendance: 5,798[85]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)

Nigeria 2–1 South Africa
Report
Attendance: 48,343[86]
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)


Madagascar 0–3 Tunisia
Report
Attendance: 7,568[88]

Semi-finals[edit]

Senegal 1–0 (a.e.t.) Tunisia
Report

Algeria 2–1 Nigeria
Report

Third place play-off[edit]

Tunisia 0–1 Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 6,340[91]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

Final[edit]

Senegal 0–1 Algeria
Report

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 102 goals scored in 52 matches, for an average of 1.96 goals per match.

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Final Ranking[edit]

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Algeria 7 6 1 0 13 2 +11 19 Champions
2  Senegal 7 5 0 2 8 2 +6 15 Runners-up
3  Nigeria 7 5 0 2 9 7 +2 15 Third place
4  Tunisia 7 1 4 2 6 5 +1 7 Fourth place
5  Ivory Coast 5 3 1 1 7 3 +4 10 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Madagascar 5 2 2 1 7 7 0 8
7  South Africa 5 2 0 3 3 4 −1 6
8  Benin 5 0 4 1 3 4 −1 4
9  Morocco 4 3 1 0 4 1 +3 10 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10  Egypt 4 3 0 1 5 1 +4 9
11  Mali 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7
12  Ghana 4 1 3 0 5 3 +2 6
13  Cameroon 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 5
14  DR Congo 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
15  Uganda 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
16  Guinea 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4
17  Kenya 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18  Angola 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
19  Mauritania 3 0 2 1 1 4 −3 2
20  Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
21  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
22  Burundi 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
23  Namibia 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
24  Tanzania 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Source: [92]

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:

Total Man of the Competition
Algeria Ismaël Bennacer[1]
Top Scorer
Nigeria Odion Ighalo
(5 goals)
Best Goalkeeper
Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi[93]
Best Young Player
Algeria Ismaël Bennacer
Best Assist Players
Algeria Ismaël Bennacer
(3 assists)
Ivory Coast Franck Kessié
(3 assists)
CAF Fair Play Team
 Senegal[94]

CAF AFCON Team of the Tournament[edit]

Source:[95]

Coach: Algeria Djamel Belmadi

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Algeria Raïs M'Bolhi Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly
Tunisia Yassine Meriah
Senegal Lamine Gassama
Senegal Youssouf Sabaly
Senegal Idrissa Gueye
Algeria Adlène Guedioura
Algeria Ismaël Bennacer
Nigeria Odion Ighalo
Senegal Sadio Mané
Algeria Riyad Mahrez

Media[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

Territory Channel Ref
 Egypt (host) Time Sports (By ERTU)
 Algeria EPTV
 Angola TPA
 ASEAN Fox International Channels
 Australia beIN SportsbeIN [96]
 Canada
 France
 Hong Kong
 Middle East and North Africa
 New Zealand
 United States
 Austria DAZN
 Brazil
 Germany
 Italy
 Japan
 Benin ORTB
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena Sport
 Croatia
 Montenegro
 North Macedonia
 Serbia
 Burkina Faso RTB
 Bulgaria RING [97]
 Cameroon CRTV
 Cape Verde RTC
 Caribbean Flow Sports
 China CCTV
 Czech Republic Sport 1
 Democratic Republic of the Congo RTNC
 Equatorial Guinea RTVGE
 Gabon GTV
 Ghana GTV/KTV
 Iran IRIB Varzesh and Varzesh TV Farsi
 Hungary Sport 1
 Ireland Eurosport [98]
 Portugal
 Spain
 United Kingdom
 Israel Sport 5
 Ivory Coast RTI
 South Korea JTBC3 Fox Sports
 Mali ORTM
 Mauritania TV de Mauritanie
 Myanmar MRTV
 Netherlands Fox Sports [96]
 Niger Tele Sahel
 Nigeria NTA
 Norway TV2
 Russia Match TV
 Senegal RTS
 Slovenia Šport TV
 South Africa SABC, SuperSport
 Sweden C More channels
 Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport (English and Portuguese) [96]
Canal+ Sport (French)
 Tajikistan TV Varzish and TV Football
 Togo TVT international
 Turkey D-Smart [96]
 Vanuatu VBTC
 Venezuela Venevisión
 Vietnam Fox Asia

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