african cup of nation canadaThe Africa Cup of Nations, also referred to as AFCON or CAF Africa Cup of Nations, is the major soccer competition in Africa brought to you by the Confederation of African football. The tournament has been around from as early as 1957 and is held once every two years since 1968.  It is a premier association football competition where 16 of the best teams in Africa compete against each other. AFCON is not only popular in the African continent but all over the world including Canada. This is why thousands of Canadian bettors shop around for top-rated sportsbooks to bet on AFCON or CAF football games during its season.

In this guide, our industry experts have compiled everything you need to know about betting on the Africa Cup of Nations; from finding the best AFCON betting sites for Canadians with competitive odds and African football promotions to finding the AFCON 2019 qualifiers and a quick beginner guide on how to bet.

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OVERVIEW: AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2019

The Trophy
Since the start of Africa Cup of Nations tournament, three different trophies have been awarded;

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The first was the Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem Trophy named after the first CAF president, the trophy was made of Silver and was awarded to Ghana having being the first winners of the competition three times. The second one was a cylindrical piece with Olympic rings called the Trophy of African Unity or African Unity Cup given to CAF by the Supreme Council of Sports towards the 1980 tournament. The third and current which was revealed in 2001 and is made in Italy – it has no name.

The Format

The format for AFCON 2019 which was renamed the Total Africa Cup of Nations will be different from the competition as we know it. There will be 24 teams competing instead of 16. This comes after the CAF Executive Commission approved the propositions made under Ahmad Ahmad’s presidency in July 2017. The 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations will start from 21 June to July, and the winner for this AFCON competition will be awarded a whopping $4.5 million.

HOW TO BET ON CAF FOOTBALL

Betting on association football or soccer is very easy at Canadian sportsbooks. There you will find a wide selection of betting lines that you can choose from with competitive odds. What’s even great is that our highly recommended sportsbooks already have promotions with huge payouts waiting for CAF football matches. You can bet from anything from parlays, full-time or half-time result, live betting or season-long wagers. Learn all about soccer betting lines, odds, and find winning tips on our comprehensive soccer betting guide.

AFCON QUALIFIERS 2019 GROUPS

Below is a list of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifiers which Canadian bettors will be afforded the opportunity to bet on:

Team Qualified as
 Senegal Group A winners
 Madagascar Group A runners-up
 Morocco Group B winners
 Cameroon Group B runners-up
 Mali Group C winners
 Burundi Group C runners-up
 Algeria Group D winners
 Benin Group D runners-up
 Nigeria Group E winners
 South Africa Group E runners-up
 Ghana Group F winners
 Kenya Group F runners-up
 Zimbabwe Group G winners
 DR Congo Group G runners-up
 Guinea Group H winners
 Ivory Coast Group H runners-up
 Angola Group I winners
 Mauritania Group I runners-up
 Tunisia Group J winners
 Egypt Group J runners-up / Hosts
 Guinea-Bissau Group K winners
 Namibia Group K runners-up
 Uganda Group L winners
 Tanzania Group L runners-up

Courtesy: African Cup of Nations Wiki

PREVIOUS AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS WINNERS & STANDINGS

We like to offer a list of previous winners so that our readers can make informed wagers when betting on AFCON. Below is an all-time table showing the number of titles and appearances a team has made:

Quick Summary:

  • Egypt is the AFCON legend having won the tournament 7 times and has made 24 appearances.
  • Egypt is also the only team to have won AFCON three consecutive finals in 2006, 2008 and 2010,
  • Egypt, Ghana and South Africa are the only teams in the continent to have won the competition in their first appearance.
Rank Team Titles Appear.. Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pts%
1  Egypt 7 24 96 54 17 25 159 87 72 179 62.2
2  Ghana 4 21 95 53 17 25 125 79 46 176 61.8
3  Nigeria 3 17 86 46 21 19 123 82 41 159 61.6
4  Cameroon 5 18 80 40 25 15 119 73 46 145 60.4
5  Ivory Coast 2 22 90 39 24 27 131 97 34 141 52.2
6  Zambia 1 17 67 26 20 21 81 69 12 98 48.8
7  Tunisia 1 18 68 22 24 22 87 87 0 90 44.1
8  Algeria 1 17 67 22 20 25 80 83 −3 86 42.8
9  Morocco 1 16 61 21 22 18 70 57 13 85 46.4
10  DR Congo 2 18 69 19 23 27 82 96 −14 80 38.6
11  Senegal 14 53 18 14 21 61 52 9 68 42.8
12  Mali 10 46 15 16 15 55 61 −6 61 44.2
13  South Africa 1 9 38 14 13 11 45 41 4 55 48.2
14  Guinea 11 39 11 15 13 55 57 −2 48 41
15  Burkina Faso 11 41 7 13 21 38 62 −24 34 27.6
16  Congo 1 7 26 7 7 12 27 40 −13 28 35.9
17  Sudan 1 8 24 7 6 11 28 38 −10 27 37.5
18  Gabon 7 21 6 7 8 19 26 −7 25 39.7
19  Ethiopia 1 10 27 7 3 17 29 61 −32 24 29.6
20  Angola 7 23 4 10 9 29 37 −8 22 31.9
21  Togo 8 25 3 8 14 19 42 −23 17 22.7
22  Equatorial Guinea 2 10 4 3 3 8 10 −2 15 50
23  Libya 3 11 3 5 3 12 13 −1 14 42.4
24  Uganda 6 19 3 2 14 18 34 −16 11 19.3
25  Cape Verde 2 7 1 5 1 4 5 −1 8 38.1
26  Zimbabwe 3 9 2 1 6 12 21 −9 7 25.9
27  Kenya 5 14 1 4 9 8 24 −16 7 16.7
28  Liberia 2 5 1 2 2 5 7 −2 5 33.3
29  Rwanda 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 44.4
30  Malawi 2 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4 22.2
31  Sierra Leone 2 5 1 1 3 2 11 −9 4 26.7
32  Namibia 2 6 0 2 4 9 18 −9 2 11.1
33  Mozambique 4 12 0 2 10 4 26 −22 2 5.6
34  Tanzania 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1 11.1
35  Guinea-Bissau 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 11.1
36  Niger 2 6 0 1 5 1 9 −8 1 5.6
37  Benin 3 9 0 1 8 4 20 −16 1 3.7
38  Mauritius 1 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0 0
39  Botswana 1 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0 0

Courtesy: African Cup of Nations Wiki

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