• Eight records broken at 34th AFCON tournament

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    Eight records broken at 34th AFCON tournament

    Cote d’Ivoire are African champions

    Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

    The 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament has come and gone. It was won by the host Cote d’Ivoire after defeating Nigeria.

    Eight records were broken at the AFCON tournament captured and tracked by Bettors.co.za.

    Below are the records broken:

    1. 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)

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

    3. 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.

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    4. 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.

    5. After placing second, 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.

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

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

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

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