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Story of Africa Cup of Nations

Sudanese Abdel Halim Mohamed proposed the idea of holding the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) whose first edition kicked off in 1956 with the participation of three teams. AFCON is one of the major continental championships. On 8 June 1956, Egyptians Abdel Aziz Salem, the first president of the African Union, met with the Sudanese …

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Egypt gearing up for hosting 2019 AFCON for 5th time

Egypt will be hosting the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from 21 June to 19 July for the fifth time, to be the most country organising this championship. The four other editions were in 1959, 1974, 1986, and 2006. The championship will be seeing the participation of 24 teams for the first time in …

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