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The 9 records that were broken at AFCON 2023

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Isaac Kaledzi
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Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

The 34th Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Ivory Coast has ended but aside the winning trophy there were other records that were broken.

André Ayew (Ghana) tied Rigobert Song (Cameroon) for the most matches played at the Africa Cup of Nations – 36.

Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) and André Ayew both tied the record for the most appearances in the Africa Cup Of Nations with the ended edition being their 8th appearance.

Egypt extended their record as the nation with the most appearances at AFCON with the 2023 edition being their 26th appearance.

Nigeria extended their record for the most medals won (16 in total). Ivory Coast ended the “record” for the longest streak of host countries not winning Africa Cup Of Nations, which has lasted since 2006.

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Below are further breakdown of the records broken, data supplied by Bettors.co.za.

PLAYERS

  • Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) and André Ayew (Ghana) tied the record for the most appearances in Africa Cup of Nations with this being their 8th appearance, joining Rigobert Song (Cameroon) and Ahmed Hassan (Egypt)

  • André Ayew (Ghana) tied Rigobert Song (Cameroon) for the most matches played at the Africa Cup of Nations – 36

  • Oumar Diakité (Ivory Coast) joined Brighton Sinyangwe (Zambia) and Jaouad Zairri (Morocco) and now jointly holds the record for the latest goal scored – he scored in the 120th minute in a match against Mali

IVORY COAST

  • Ivory Coast ended the record for the longest streak of host countries not winning Africa Cup Of Nations, which has lasted since 2006 – Egypt was the last hosting country that won

NIGERIA

  • After placing 2nd, Nigeria extended their record as the nation with the most amount of medals (gold, bronze and silver) – they have now won 16 medals in total, with Egypt (13 medals) and Ghana (10 medals) in second and third place, respectively

  • After ending up second, Nigeria also tied Ghana as the nation with the most amount of silver medals since it was their 5th

EGYPT

  • Egypt extended its record for the most overall appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations since this was their 26th appearance

TUNISIA

  • Tunisia extended its record for most consecutive appearances – this was their 16th consecutive appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations

 

Relief for Ivory Coast after winning AFCON

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