Africa Cup of Nations
The Africa Cup of Nations (Coupe d'Afrique des Nations) is the premier international football competition in Africa.
The tournament began in 1957 with the first tournament taking place in Khartoum, Sudan with three teams competing: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. (South Africa were expelled for naming an all-white squad in the days of apartheid)
Prior to the 2017 tournament, Egypt have won the competition 7 times followed by Ghana and Cameroon with 4 titles each and Nigeria with 3 titles. Ivory Coast and DR Congo have 2 titles each.
The Africa Cup of Nations is held every 2 years with presently 16 teams in four groups of four teams competing.
The African champions at the time of a Confederations Cup (in the year before a World Cup) qualify for that competition.