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34th AfCON: All the 20+ records that could be broken

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PLAYERS

  • André Ayew (Ghana) could break his tie with 3 other players and become the sole holder of the record for the most tournaments with a scored goal – Ayew has scored a goal in record-breaking 6 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and this could be his 7th.
  • Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) could tie 4 other players and be part of the record for the most tournaments with a scored goal – he has scored in 5 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and this could be his 6th.
  • Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) and André Ayew (Ghana) will tie 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).
  • Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) or André Ayew (Ghana) could join 6 other players who have won Top goalscorer of the tournament on two separate occasions – Aboubakar won the award in 2021 and Ayew in 2015.
  • Sadio Mané (Senegal) or Ismaël Bennacer (Algeria) could join Ahmed Hassan as the only player to win the award for the most valuable player on two occasions. Mané won this award in 2021, and Bennacer in 2019 – both of them are set to play at this year’s tournament

EGYPT 

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  • Egypt will extend its record for the most overall appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations since this will be their 26th appearance.
  • Egypt could extend its record for the most gold medals won in the Africa Cup of Nations – they have won the championship 7 times, so a win in 2024 would make it their 8th.
  • Egypt could extend its record for the most overall points gained in the all-time Africa Cup of Nations ranking table where points are awarded for wins and draws – they have amassed 200 points in total with Ghana and Nigeria in second and third place, 183 and 181 points, respectively.
  • An appearance in the final match of the tournament would also extend Egypt’s record for the most appearances in the finals matches – they have appeared 10 times, this could be their 11th appearance.
  • Egypt could extend their record for the most hat tricks – they have scored 6 hat tricks, however, the last one was scored in 1998 by Hossam Hassan

NIGERIA 

  • If they place 1st, 2nd or 3rd, Nigeria would extend their record as the nation with the most amount of medals (gold, bronze and silver) – they have won 15 medals in total, with Egypt (13 medals) and Ghana (10 medals) in second and third place, respectively.
  • Nigeria could extend its record for the most bronze medals won in the Africa Cup of Nations – they have placed third 8 times, so a third place in 2024 would make it their 9th bronze medal; if they end up second, they would tie Ghana as the nation with the most amount of silver medals since it would be their 5th.

IVORY COAST

  • Ivory Coast could break 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

SENEGAL

  • Coach Aliou Cissé (Senegal) could join Hassan Shehata (Egypt) and Charles Gyamfi (Ghana) as the only coaches who managed to retain their titles if he leads Senegal to another win
  • Senegal could become only the 4th nation to defend their winning title in the Africa Cup of Nations.

GHANA 

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  • Ghana could extend its record for the most silver medals won in the Africa Cup of Nations – they have placed second 5 times, so a second place in 2024 would make it their 6th silver medal.

TUNISIA.

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

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