Five Nations in AFCON History With 100 or More Goals

Only five of the continent’s 54 nations have scored 100 goals or more in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will take center stage on January 13 and certain countries will be aiming to join the club of 100 goals or more.

As predicted, Egypt, who have won the AFCON a record seven times, currently have the most goals in the competition. With 168 goals under their belt already, they will certainly seek to surpass that total and reclaim the title after a 13-year absence.

It’s interesting to note that Ivory Coast, the tournament hosts in 2023 and the second-highest goal scorer in AFCON, is the only nation to have won the championship twice. 142 goals have been scored by them in the competition.

Nigeria is the third-highest goalscorer in AFCON history, having won the competition three times and collecting the most bronze medals (8). They have 137 goals in the competition.

Cameroon is the fourth-highest goal scorer in the competition with five AFCON titles. Similar to the Nigerian Super Eagles, they have 137 goals.

Ghana, who have won the championship four times, rank fifth all-time in the tournament goalscoring standings. 133 goals have been scored by them in the competition.

In the 2023 AFCON, these two nations have the most chance of reaching the 100 goals club:

The two nations most likely to score 100 goals at the upcoming 2023 AFCON are Algeria and Tunisia.

Algeria, the tournament’s two-time winners, have scored 94 goals in its history. Tunisia, who has just once won the competition, has scored 99 goals overall.

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