Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (L) fights for the ball with Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong during the Group D Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Nigeria and Egypt at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 11, 2022
The Africa Cup of Nations is proving as exciting as ever this year as many of world football’s most high profile players compete to help their country lift the trophy.
Host nation Cameroon opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso while Morocco and Nigeria have started off with big wins over fellow African heavyweights Ghana and Egypt.
The Africa Cup of Nations was first contested in 1957 and there have been 14 different winners of the tournament throughout history.
Here are the teams who have lifted the trophy previously and the current favourites to claim the prize this year:
Who has won the most Africa Cup of Nations tournaments?
Egypt are the most successful team in the history of the Africa Cup on Nations, having won the trophy seven times while finishing as runner-up twice and claiming third place on three occasions.
They last won the competition in 2010 and were runners up in 2017 while their first ever win was at the 1957 competition.
This year’s host nation Cameroon are second on the all time list, having won the trophy five times while finishing as runner up twice and coming third once.
They last won the trophy in 2017, beating Egypt in the final.
Third on the list are Ghana, they have won the title four times but have not lifted the trophy since 1982.
The Black Stars have finished as runners-up on five occasions, which is more than any other nation, and have came in third place once in 2008.
Algeria are the reigning champions, they won the 2019 competition which was their second ever AFCON victory with their only previous title coming in 1990.
The full list of AFCON winners:
- Egypt (7) - 1957, 1959, 1986, 1988, 2006, 2008, 2010
- Cameroon (5) - 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017
- Ghana (4) - 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982
- Nigeria (3) - 1980, 1994, 2013
- Ivory Coast (2) - 1992, 2015
- Algeria (2) - 1990, 2019
- DR Congo (2) - 1968, 1974
- Zambia (1) - 2012
- Tunisia (1) - 2004
- Sudan (1) - 1970
- Ethiopia (1) - 1962
- Morocco (1) - 1976
- South Africa (1) - 1996
- Congo (1) - 1972
Latest AFCON 2022 odds
Senegal are the favourites to win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Lions, lead by the likes of Premier League stars Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Ismailia Saar, are 3/1 to lift the trophy ahead of second favourites Algeria who are 9/2.
Nigeria are priced at 6/1 while host nation Cameroon are 7/1 and Ivory Coast are 8/1.
The latest outright tournament odds (via PaddyPower) are:
- Senegal - 3/1
- Algeria - 9/2
- Nigeria - 6/1
- Cameroon - 7/1
- Ivory Coast - 8/1
- Morocco - 9/1
- Egypt - 12/1
- Ghana - 20/1
- Tunisia - 20/1
- Mali - 20/1
- Guinea - 40/1
- Cape Verde - 40/1
- Gabon - 66/1
- Burkina Faso - 80/1
- Gambia - 100/1
- Sierra Leone - 250/1
- Zimbabwe - 250/1
- Ethiopia - 250/1
- Guinea Bissau - 250/1
- Sudan - 250/1
- Mauritania - 250/1
- Comoros - 500/1
- Malawi - 500/1
- Equatorial Guinea - 500/1
All odds correct at time of print.
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