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Football quiz: How well do you know your AFCON?

Football quiz: How well do you know your AFCON?
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports/Sakyibea Ofori
Date: 19-06-2019 Time: 03:06:44:pm
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1. Egypt was the first country to win the tournament. Who was their coach at that time?

1.Josef Hada

2. Jiri Starosta

3.Mourad Fahmy  

4.Hassan Shehata

Answer: Mourad Fahmy – He led Egypt to win their first AFCON title in Sudan beating Ethiopia 2-1 in the final.

2. In CAN 2010, Nigeria played a game against Benin. What happened during that match?

1. The Super Eagles used three captains in that game

2. The Nigerians made no substitutions


3. The Squirrels scored two own goals

4. Five goals were scored in that match

Answer: The Super Eagles used three captains in that game (Captain Joseph Yobo started the match but got injured during the game, he then gave the armband to Yakubu Aiyegbeni who scored the only goal of the game through a penalty strike, he also got substituted and passed on the armband to Osaze Odemwingie)

3. In 1965, CAF introduced a rule to the AFCON which they later ruled out in 1982. What was the rule?

1. The participating teams was increased to twenty-four

2.CAF limited the number of overseas players in each team to two

3. The host nation automatically qualified to the quarterfinals

 4. The winner of the championship kept the trophy

4. How many countries took part in the first edition of the African Cup of Nations Championship?

1.Five

2.Seven

3.Three 

4.Four

Answer: Three – Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia took part in the first edition of the AFCON with Egypt winning it

5. Which nation was first to win the title a record of three times?

1.Egypt

2.Ghana 

3.Cameroon

4.Nigeria

Answer: Ghana – The Black Stars won the trophy in 1963, 1965 and 1978 to become the first country to win the title a record of three times

6. Who is the all-time top scorer of the AFCON?

Asamoah Gyan

Samuel Eto’o 

Didier Drogba

Laurent Poku

Answer: Samuel Eto’o – With 18 goals, the Cameroon player is the all-time top scorer of the tournament

7. How many teams have won the trophy on their first appearance?

1.Three 

2.Two

3.None

4.Four

Answer: Three – Egypt, Ghana, South Africa are the only nations to win the title on their debuts

8. Who is the oldest player to have scored in the tournament?

Jay-Jay Okocha

Hossam Hassan 

Shiva N’Zigou

Kalusha Bwalya

Answer: Hossam Hassan – The Egyptian at 39 years and 174 days, scored a goal against DR Congo in AFCON 2006

9. Which Nation has the most appearances in the tournament?

1.Ghana

2.Nigeria

3.Cameroon

4.Egypt 

Answer: Egypt – With 24 appearances, Egypt holds the most appearances 

10. In 2010, Togo withdrew from the competition, what was their reason?

1. Their team bus was attacked by gunmen in Angola

2. The Togolese did not have enough players

3. The team could not make it to the tournament on time

4. The Togolese coach resigned just before the competition started

Answer: Their team bus was attacked by gunmen in Angola

11. For the first time in the history of the AFCON, two nations hosted the tournament. What year was that?

1978

2000 

1992

2017

Answer: 2000 – Ghana and Nigeria cohosted the tournament in 2000 

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