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Fun Facts About The 2024 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON)

The prestigious Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament kicked off on January 13th, 2024, and Ivory Coast hosts this edition. With 24 African national teams competing fiercely for the glittering trophy, the event promises nonstop excitement for football fans across the continent. 

Here are some fun facts about the tournament, alongside tips on making the most of the game.

Esteemed History: AFCON is the world’s 3rd oldest continental soccer competition, launched in 1957. Sudan hosted the first edition with only three participating nations – Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. South Africa, originally slated to participate, was disqualified because of the apartheid policies of the ruling government at the time.

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Most Successful Winners: Successful past winners include Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria, with 5, 4, and 3 titles respectively. Egypt tops all-time with a record seven continental crowns. Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tunisia, and Cameroon have the most appearances, with 26, 25, 24, 21 & 21, respectively.

Hosting: The event has been held every two years since 1968. In 2013, it moved to an odd-numbered year to avoid conflicting with the FIFA World Cup. Ivory Coast, however, later asked CAF to move the 2023 edition to January–February 2024 to avoid the tropical rainy season in West and Central Africa, which officially ends in June–July.)

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Star-Studded Lineup: This edition boasts an impressive lineup of teams featuring some of the continent’s football powerhouses. In fact, Europe’s top leagues will miss the likes of Mo Salah, Victor Osimhen, Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, and others. Get ready to witness thrilling matches as teams compete for the prestigious title and the chance to represent Africa on the global stage.

Spectacular Venues: Matches will unfold in state-of-the-art stadiums, offering fans an immersive and electrifying football experience. The architectural marvels hosting the games also testify to Africa’s ability to host world-class sporting events.

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Get Uninterrupted Action: KongaPay subscribers can conveniently renew cable TV packages on DSTV or GoTV to catch AFCON matches scheduled for live airing. Enjoy the convenience of seamless transactions while guaranteeing uninterrupted access to all the matches. KongaPay simplifies payments and also adds an extra layer of excitement to your viewing experience.

You Can Be There Live: For avid fans seeking the electrifying experience of live football action, Konga Travels and Tours offers the perfect solution. Plan your trip to witness the matches live, soaking in the electric atmosphere within the stadium. Immerse yourself in the passion of the game and create unforgettable memories as you cheer for your favourite teams.

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AFCON 2024 promises pace, passion, and flair guaranteed to dazzle fans over a jam-packed month of sporting action. With a range of African talent pursuing glory, unpredictable upsets could await.

As the 2024 African Nations Cup unfolds, make it a goal to savor every moment. Whether you choose the comfort of your living room or the thrill of the stadium, Konga is here to enhance your football journey. Embrace the excitement, celebrate the diversity of African football, and let Konga be your trusted companion on this exhilarating ride.


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