-Host and win
South Africa(1996); Sudan(1970); Tunisia(2004)
.Egypt(1957), Ghana(1963) and South Africa are the only teams to have won the tournament in their debut appearance.
.Egypt is holding the record with the most matches played,with 100
.Egypt is holding the record of most appearances ,with 24.
.Egypt is holding the record of most points,with 188.
.Egypt is the only team to have won three consecutive finals of African cup of Nations(2006,2008 and 2010).
.Nigeria is the most decorated team in the African cup of Nations history with 15 medals(3gold,4silver and 8bronze).
.Egypt set the new record in February 2017,of not being defeated for 24 consecutive African cup of Nations matches,since their last match in 2004 African cup of Nations.Egypt also won their 9th consecutive match in the African cup of Nations ,beating Ghana in the 2010 African cup of Nations final match,and becoming the first team to win three consecutive African cup of Nations titles.On 5 February,2017 in the 2017 African cup of Nations final,the 24 game unbeaten came to an end after Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1.
2,Hassan El-Shazly of united Arab Republic in 1963 and 1970.
Players scored in most tournaments
Kalusha Bwalya ,Samuel Eto'o and Asamoah Gyan have scored in most occasions ,with 6 tournaments each.
Youngest goal scorer
Shiva N'zigou of Gabon in 2000 January 23, 16 years and 93 days old; against South Africa in a 3-1 victory.
The fastest goal
.1st minute;Hassan El-Shalzy of Egypt against Ivory coast in 1974,in a 2-0 victory.
.1st minute;Che`rif Fetoui of Uganda against Congo in 1976,in a 2-2 draw.
.1st minute;Phillip Omondi of Uganda against Congo in 1978,in a 3-1 victory.
.1st minute;Tueba Menayame of Zaire against Cameroon in 1992 in a 1-1 draw.
.1st minute;Ayman Mansour of Egypt against Gabon in 1994 in a 4-0 victory.
.1st minute;Tijani Babanga of Nigeria against South Africa in 2000,in a 2-0 victory.
First ever goal scorer
Raafat Attia of Egypt is the first ever player to score in African cup of Nations;at the first match of the tournament inauguration with an opening goal in 1957 February 10 against the host ,Sudan in a 2-1 victory.
Ad-Diba of Egypt is the first ever player to score hat-trick in African cup of Nations in 1957 February 16 against Ethiopia in a 4-0 victory at the final match of the tournament inauguration.
Ad-Diba of Egypt is the first ever top goal scorer in African cup of Nations with 5 goals in 1957.
Oldest goal scorer
Hossam Hossan of Egypt in 2006 February 3,39years and 174 days;against Dr Congo in a 4-1 victory.
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