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The top countries in Africa compete for the Africa Cup of Nations title. You might be wondering what is the difference between this event and the African Nations Championship. Well, the difference is that other tournament is only open to players who ply their trade in Africa. In the Africa Cup of Nations, all African players are eligible to compete, so all the top players such as Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Riyhad Mahrez have all headed to Africa to play for their countries.

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The tournament was due to take place last year but was postponed for health reasons. It now takes place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. The holders are Algeria, who beat Senegal in the 2019 final to win the title for the second time in their history. There are 24 countries taking part in this event, all having gone through qualifying groups to reach these finals.

This is a tournament in which you will find plenty of opportunities to use your free bets. Whether it be on individual games, top goal scorers or who will win the tournament, there's plenty to place bets on.

The Groups Draw and Format

24 countries have been drawn into six groups of four. The top two from each group go directly into the knockout rounds. They will be joined by the four best third placed sides to form the last 16. 

Groups (number in brackets is latest FIFA world ranking)

  • Group A  - Cameroon (50), Burkina Faso (60), Cape Verde (73) and Ethiopia (137)
  • Group B -  Senegal (20) -highest ranked African country, Guinea (81), Zimbabew (121) and Malawi (129)
  • Group C -  Morocco (28), Ghana (52), Gabon (89) and Comoros (132)
  • Group D -  Nigeria (36), Egypt (45), Gunea-Bissau (106) and Sudan (125)
  • Group E -  Algeria (29), Ivory Coast (56), Sierra Leone (108) and Equitorial Guinea (114)
  • Group F -   Tunisia (30), Mali (53), Mauritania (103) and Gambia (150)

Draw for the Last 16

  • Second in Group A v Second in Group C
  • Winner of Group D v Third in either B, E or F
  • Winner of Group B v Third in either A, C or D
  • Winner of Group F v Second in Group E
  • Second in Group B  v Second in Group F
  • Winner of Group A v Third in C, D or E
  • Winner of Group E v Second in Group D
  • Winner of Group C v Third in A,D or F

How to Use Your Free Bets and Bonuses

There are plenty of opportunities to use a Free Bet on the Africa Cup of Nations

  • Winner of the tournament
  • Group Winners
  • Individual matches
  • Top goalscorer in tournament
  • Highest scoring team
  • Team specials
  • Player of the tournament

Each match will have a whole host of different markets available. You could be using your free bets on everything from:

  • First, last or anytime goalscorer
  • How many goals in the game
  • When the first goal will be scored
  • How many corners
  • Will there be a penalty in the game?
  • How many bookings?
  • Will a player be sent off?

Africa Cup of Nations History

The Africa Cup of Nations was first held in 1957 with Egypt winning the title. Ghana became the first country to win and retain the title, being champions in 1963 and 1965. Egypt have won the title more times than any other nation. They head to Cameroon looking to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the eighth time. However, they haven't won the title since 2010 when winnning the title for the third tournament in a row.

Cameroon are second on the list with five championships. They last won the title in 2017, ending a 15 year wait for a fifth win. Cameroon will be aiming to become the first host nation to win the Africa Cup of Nations since Egypt in 2006. The tournament has been won by the host nation on nine occasions.

Winners of the last six tournaments

  • 2019 - Algeria
  • 2017 - Cameroon
  • 2015 - Ivory Coast
  • 2013 - Nigeria
  • 2012 - Zambia
  • 2010 - Egypt

Two years ago, it was Algeria who won the Africa Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final. They only conceded two goals in their seven matches played in the finals and one of those was a penalty. Egypt were the host nation but lost to South Africa in the last 16.

Most Wins

Top Title Winners

  • Seven - Egypt
  • Five - Cameroon
  • Four - Ghana
  • Three - Nigeria
  • Two - Ivory Coast, Algeria and DR Congo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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