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Africa cup of nations growth: from three nations in Sudan to 24 nations in 2019

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The Africa Cup of Nations will be contested by a record 24 teams in Egypt this month, up from just three when the tournament debuted 62 years ago in Sudan.

There were supposed to be four nations at the inaugural 1957 championship in Sudan, but South Africa refused to field a multiracial team and were disqualified.

Egypt became the first African champions after winning just two games in1957 where it defeated hosts Sudan narrowly in a semi-final and Ethiopia convincingly in the final of a two-match competition that lasted six days.

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