Ever since its inception in 2009, the African nation's championship (CHAN) has created its own records and statistics.
THE PRIZE MONEY
The total amount of money set aside for the participating teams is $5,450,000 US Dollars (Around 2.9 Billion FCFA)
The winner backs home $1.25 million dollars (674 million FCFA)
The runner up backs home $700,000 dollars (377 million FCFA)
Third Place winner backs home $400,000 dollars ( 215 million FCFA)
Fourth place backs home $ 300,000 dollars (161 million FCFA)
It should be noted that before the 2018 edition, the prize money was 750,000 dollars for the winner.
The record goalscorer of the CHAN is Morocco's Ayoub El Kaabi with 9 goals scored in the 2018 edition. He beats the record of Zambia's Given Singuluma who scored five goals in the 2009 edition.
NATIONS WITH THE RECORD PARTICIPATION.
Only Zimbabwe, Uganda, and DR Congo have the record of most appearances in the competition. They have all appeared in the competitions five times each.
DR Congo has been the most successful nation out of the three nations. They have won the competition twice: 2009 and 2016.
For Zimbabwe, they have only managed to finish 4th in the 2014 edition out of their previous four appearances.
Uganda is the least performing team of the three nations as they are yet to cross the group stage of the competition.
It should be noted that no country has appeared in all six editions of the tournament.
THE VARIOUS EDITIONS AND GOALS RECORDED.
Over 300 goals have been scored in the CHAN since its inception in 2009.
The 2016 edition holds the record of the most goals scored in the tournament's history with 80 goals scored in 32 matches (Average 2.5 goal per game)
The 2014 edition comes second with 73 goals in 32 matches (Average 2.28 goal per game)
The 2011 edition comes third with 59 goals scored in 32 matches (Average 1.84 goal per game)
The 2018 edition is fourth with 58 goals scored in 32 matches (Average 1.81 goal per game)
The 2009 edition records the least with 30 goals scored in 16 matches (1.88 goal per game)
It should be noted that Togo is making their first appearance in the competition after beating Nigeria in the final qualifying round.
The 2021 edition in Cameroon will have to produce its own stats and records which history will be ready to tell the future generations.
JEMEA TEKE NDUMBE / UP AFRICA TV- BUEA