In Summary

  • Mauritania Boasts four brothers participating in the Tournament
  • Hassan brothers the only siblings to have lifted the title together twice
  • Ghana also had two pairs of brothers during the 2008 edition, Asamoah Gyan was accompanied by his big brother Baffour

As the 34th edition of the Total Energies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)  takes shape Mauritania  boasts four brothers participating in the tournament.

Nouh Mohamed El Abd and Sidi Ahmed Mohamed El Abd, both playing at FC Nouadhibou, will join Lamine Ba and El Hadji Ba, born in  France in representing Mauritania

This unprecedented occurrence adds a unique chapter to the history of brothers playing together in the AFCON

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Other notable brother duos in AFCON

André and Jordan Ayew © Gallo Images

In the history of the competition, six siblings have managed to win the trophy

Egypt’s Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan have achieved the feat of winning two TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 1986 and 1998 together.

Football-wise, Kolo and Yaya have experienced almost everything. For years, they were teammates and opponents in the English Premier League but when asked what their biggest emotion as players was, they pointed to their victory in the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 2015.

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Before reaching the holy grail in Equatorial Guinea, the Touré brothers had played in 5 TotalEnergies AFCON competitions.

Abedi Pelé’s Sons

2023 will be the sixth TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations that Abedi Pelé’s sons will play together. In 2015, André and Jordan Ayew were on the verge of winning their first continental title but couldn’t wrestle the might of Côte d’Ivoire during an endless penalty shootout.

In 2004, Zimbabwean Peter Ndlovu played in the competition with his brother Adam.

During this same edition, Benin had Tchomogo Oumar and Seidath. In 2000, Salou, Bachirou and Tadjou brought joy to Togo, just like Mohamed and Musa Kallon with Sierra Leone in 1996.



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