Africa is a continent that is seemingly in love with football. This tournament pits Africa’s greatest international sides against each other in a fascinating battle for supremacy.
The continent’s most successful side is Egypt. They have won the tournament a record seven times, although they have not yet managed to transfer this continental success to the global stage.
The competition is not without its flaws. The Africa Cup of Nations generally takes place in January, meaning that many European-based players are forced to abandon their clubs to take part. This has led to the withdrawal of some of Africa’s major stars.
If the tournament is to retain its status, it may need to move in line with the European calendar.