African Cup the first time in the idea in 1956, simultaneously with the formation of African football confederation (CAF) filed in the third FIFA congress in Lisbon, Portugal.
This turanmen peratama times held in February 1957 with Sudan as the host and the time it cuman diikutin four countries, namely Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, and southern Africa.
But once in the tournament will begin, southern Africa, crossed from the list of contestants for the issue of gara gara multi racial multi-racial regime is still the issue of the anti-same aperteid blacks. Egypt managed to become champion in the inaugural tournament. they again become champion in 1959 who happened to be in adain in cairo, Egypt.
In the third event in 1962 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia contestants increased to 9 countries. for his first tournament using the system to find four qualified teams who deserve to be semifinalists and scramble champion, Ethiopia became the third champion in this tournament.
in 1986, turned into more complex competencies. there are 22 teams who took part and it must follow all the preliminary round to get into the finals which will be followed only 8 teams. Next, eight teams will be divided in two groups and run a single round robin format of competencies, with the two top teams of each group will perform in the final system was used until 1992.
changes again occurred in the year, followed by the finals in 12 countries, which are divided into 4 groups, two top teams of each group will appear as a contestant in the quarterfinals. beginning in 1998, the team who appeared in the finals in four countries added, bringing the total to 16 state contestants.
List of African Cup Winner
* Egypt - 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010 (7)
* Ghana - 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982 (4)
* Cameroon - 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 (4)
* Nigeria - 1980, 1994 (2)
* R.D. Congo - 1968, 1974 (2)
* Côte d'Ivoire - 1992 (1)
* Tunisia - 2004 (1)
* Sudan - 1970 (1)
* Algeria - 1990 (1)
* Morocco - 1976 (1)
* Ethiopia - 1962 (1)
* South Africa - 1996 (1)
* Congo - 1972 (1)