List of African Teams that Won Africa Cup of Nations


    List of African Teams that Won Africa Cup of Nations

  • 1 Egypt

    Record holder with 7 titles: 1957 (4-0 against Ethiopia), 1959 (winner by points). 1986 (5-4 penalty shootout against Cameroon), 1998 (2-0 against South Africa), 2006 (4-2 penalty shootout against Ivory Cost), 2008 (1-0 against Cameroon), 2010 (1-0 against Ghana).

  • 2 Ghana

    Runner up record holder (5 times). Ghana has won 4 Cups of Nations: 1963 (3-0 against Sudan), 1965 (3-2 against Tunisia), 1978 (2-0 against Uganda) & 1982 (7-6 penalty shootout against Libya).

  • 3 Cameroon

    Shares second place with Ghana with 4 championship titles: 1984 (3-1 against Nigeria), 1988 (1-0 against Nigeria), 2000 (4-3 penalty shootout against Nigeria 'again') and 2002 (3-2 penalty shootout against Senegal).

  • 4 Nigeria

    With 3 wins and 4 times coming second, Nigeria is 4th on the list with 3 championship titles: 1980(3-0 against Algeria), 1994 (2-1 against Zambia), 2013 (1-0 against Burkina Faso).

  • 5 Ivory Coast

    Won it twice with the same scenario, penalty shootouts against Ghana. The first was in Senegal 1992 (11-10) and the second one was in Equatorial Guinea 2015 (9-8).

  • 6 Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Like Ivory Coast, DR Congo has won Africa Cup of Nations twice, first time was in 1968 (1-0 against Ghana) and the last one was in 1974 under the name of Zaire (2-0 against Zambia after replay).

  • 7 Ethiopia

    Has only one championship title after defeating Egypt 4-2 in Ethiopia 1962.

  • 8 Sudan

    Only one cup title in 1970 against Ghana (1-0).

  • 9 Congo

    Now being named Congo (after being part of Congo Kinshasa), the team has won their first and last championship title in Cameroon 1972 after defeating Mali (3-2).

  • 10 Morocco

    Morocco has won their only title in Ethiopia 1976 after coming first in the final group stage with 5 points after 2 wins against Egypt and Nigeria (2-1 in both matches) and a draw (1-1) against Guinea the runner up.

  • 11 Algeria

    The desert warriors have won their one and only title in Algeria (1990) after defeating Nigeria (1-0).

  • 12 South Africa

    Mark Williams scored twice against Tunisia in 1996 final match securing the first title for Bafana Bafana in a game attended by Nelson Mandela, the first president of South Africa.

  • 13 Tunisia

    Finally, after losing the title two times in 1965 & 1996, Tunisia won its first championship title in 2004 after defeating Morocco 2-1 in Tunisia.

  • 14 Zambia

    By penalty shootout (8-7) against Ivory Coast, the Zambian team managed by the French coach Hervé Renard, secured the first African Cup of Nation title for Zambia.