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The African Nations Cup started officially on the 10th of February 1957, in the national stadium of Khartoum. But its idea comes back to the 8th of June 1956 when AbdelAziz Abdallah Salem and Mohamed Latif from Egypt, Abdel Halim Shaddaad, Badawy Mohamed and Abdelhalim Mohamed from Sudan, and Fred Will from South Africa has met in Avenida hotel in Portugal, to discuss the idea of construction of an African Union and launching a competition between the different countries of the continent.