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Nigeria top list of countries that discussed AFCON 2019

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Friday, July 19, 2019, marked the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), a spectacular tournament that had people glued to their screens for the month of its duration.

Africa moved to the rhythm of AFCON 2019, with more than 10 million people choosing Facebook to share their passion and excitement.

People across barriers of nation, language, class and culture took to Facebook to discuss the AFCON 2019. Based on data measured between June 21st when AFCON started and July 16th.

Over 30 million AFCON-related interactions (likes, comments, reactions etc) where generated, the semi finals games on July 14th got most people engaged on Facebook, according to a report released by Facebook

Algeria star and captain Riyad Mahrez was the most talked about player, followed by Mohamed Salah from Egypt.

Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, South Africa and Tunisia were the most discussed teams.

The countries that discussed AFCON the most were Nigeria tops the list of countries that discussed AFCON, followed by South Africa, Ghana, Algeria and Senegal.

Egypt, the country who hosted the championship, was the 6th most engaged in the conversation.

Facebook measured Facebook conversation including posts, comments, shares, likes and reactions related to the tournament. All data was aggregated and de-personalised.

Conversations were identified based on keywords and combinations of keywords that were associated with discussions around AFCON 2019.

Anthony Nlebem