Egypt retained the Africa Cup of Nations, Eto’o scored highest and Puma won as far as football boot brands go.
The Africa Cup of Nations has come of age and is now a tournament that stands up with the best. The standard of the game is very high, as is the excitement that is produced from the continents best footballing nations.
A record 99 goals were scored in the 3 weeks, there was not one penalty shoot out and extra time was used but once, a testament to the attacking tactics employed in Ghana.
Egypt took the trophy when they beat Cameroon 1 – 0 in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. Making it a record 6 wins for the Pharaoh’s.
Also for the 6th time, Puma sponsored a winning Africa Cup of Nations team. Puma have invested heavily in African nations, 2 in total, perhaps wiseley based on the improvement African teams have made in world football. In 28 out of the 32 games, at least one Puma team was present.
Samuel Eto’o was the top goal scorer of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, he scored five goals during the tournament. At just 26 years of age, Eto’o became the Africa Cup of Nations all time record goalscorer. He has scored 16 goals in five competitions.