West African giants Ghana became the 3rd country to win their opening match in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after overcoming East African nation Uganda 1-0. The win sends Avram Grant men to the top of the group after Egypt and Mali ended goalless later on Tuesday.
The tournament has seen too many draws so far, Senegal and DR Congo are the only other two teams that have managed to get all three points. Hosts Gabon opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Guinea-Bissau.
The tournament is expected to be one of the most competitive in recent years because many teams are bringing in new crop of players after drastic change of guard across the continent. Ivory Coast for instance does not have Drogba, Toure brothers and Zokora among other notable names that have dominated the headlines for so many years. Cameroon will not be having Samuel Etoo and Alex Song among others.
Today we take a closer look at the 14 countries that has lifted the coveted title since it started in 1957. North Africa leads the way with 10 titles, followed closely by West Africa with 9 titles, Central Africa is third with 7 trophies, East Africa is 4th with 2 titles and the Southern Africa also has 2 titles to their name. In 2015, Ivory Coast defeated Ghana in post-match penalties to lift their second trophy.
See below, the 14 countries and the number of AFCON titles each has lifted;
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