Cameroon 2021 Sets New Records In Africa

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The Africa Cup of Nations, tagged Cameroon 2021, has set new records on CAF digital and social media pages including the platforms of partners, TikTok as fan engagement was at an all-time high.

With one Billion views on TikTok, 900 million impression across all channels, 2.8 million hours of watch time on YouTube channels on the day of the final, the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon was one of the best performing products globally.

“These are amazing numbers, simply reaffirming our belief that the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is a powerful tool and al platform that has been under leveraged in the past,” CAF General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba said.

“We are creating a product that will be amongst the best globally and this is not just talk now – but the results are there for everyone to see.”

Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations records;

  • Over 16 million followers on AFCON social media channels.
  • #AFCON2021 on TikTok curated more than 1 billion video views from user-generated content beside CAFs.
  • 900 million impressions across all channels.
  • More than 22 million profile visits on Twitter only.
  • The YouTube channel has hit the 1 million subscriber milestone, adding more than 350,000 new subscribers and 2.8 million hours of watch time before the tournament finale.
  • Millions have interacted with AFCON social media channels from different regions across the world; more than 28 million interactions happened on different types of content.
  • Facebook only had more than 400,000 comments before the tournament finale.
  • Reached more than 50 million fans in Facebook in 35 days

“We have leveraged a number of partnerships including our new sponsors TikTok to grow and drive our fan engagement,” Mosengo-Omba added.

“We would like to thank the fans and supporters of African football without whom this story is not possible. The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is the best platform in Africa to communicate to the fans. We are a strong commercial vehicle and a leading content generator in our continent.”


Chidi Nwoke/CAF.