The recollections of the 2023 version of the Africa Cup of Nations shall be with soccer followers all over the world for a really very long time. Ivory Coast emerged Champions of the competitors after they defeated Nigeria 2-1.
The Ivorians turned the primary nation to host and win an AFCON competitors for the primary time in 18 years since Egypt achieved the feat in 2006.
Listed here are another data that have been set on the event;
(1) Variety of objectives scored
The thirty fourth version of the Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Ivory Coast will go down as the most effective within the historical past of the competitors. The 2023 version is the third to provide greater than 100 objectives and set the document for many objectives with 119. Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue Lopez gained the Golden Boot with 5 objectives.
(2) Franck Kessie
The Al-Ahli midfielder wrote his title into the historical past guide of the competitors by changing into the primary Ivorian to attain a objective in an AFCON closing. The 2 instances they initially gained it was on penalties after the sport ended goalless.
(3) William Troost Ekong:
The Tremendous Eagles captain who performs for Tremendous League Greece membership PAOK additionally wrote his title within the historical past books of the 2023 version of AFCON. He scored three objectives for Nigeria which took his objective tally to 5 throughout all earlier editions.
Ekong turned the primary Nigerian defender to attain 5 objectives within the competitors surpassing the 4 objectives scored by Late Stephen Keshi.
(4) Youssef Msakin and Andre Ayew
Each gamers may even be remembered for the document they set on the AFCON 2023, the duo performed of their eighth event. The document was held by former Egypt midfielder Ahmed Hassan and Cameroon’s Rigobert Tune for having probably the most appearances at AFCON.
Ayew participated in his first AFCON age of 18 within the 2008 version which was hosted by Ghana whereas Msakin made his debut AFCON debut in 2010.
(5) Mauritania scored two objectives in a match:
Mauritania shocked soccer followers all over the world after they defeated one of many event favourites, Algeria 1-0 of their second group-stage sport.
Nonetheless, this set of Mauritania gamers wrote their names in gold by scoring multiple objective in an AFCON event. This feat was achieved within the closing group sport in opposition to Angola which they ultimately misplaced 3-2.
(6) Rowen Williams:
The South African goalkeeper won’t be forgotten by Cape Verde following his heroic saves within the quarter-final match. Williams turned the primary goalkeeper within the historical past of the Africa Cup of Nations to avoid wasting 4 penalties in a penalty shoot-out.
He additionally went on to win the golden gloves of the event by beating Nigeria’s shot-stopper, Stanley Nwabali