The AFCON is no stranger to upheaval. Five tournaments, five major changes... and that was before Africa began reeling under the strain of COVID-19.
Senegal walked away with the WAFU Cup of Nations title on Sunday, but there were plenty of memorable moments before the finale. Here are our awards.
Hosts Senegal are the champions of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 3-1 in a penalty shootout.
Guinea were crowned the Plate champions of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
Senegal won the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 3-1 in a penalty shootout. Re-live the action as it happened.
The finalists were the top seeded sides ahead of the draw, and they have been among the most eye-catching teams going forward during the tournament.
Hosts Senegal earned a place in the Cup final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Mali 2-0 at the Stade Lat Dior on Wednesday.
A first-half goal from Daouda Camara handed Guinea a 1-0 win over Liberia in the Plate semifinal of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations.
Hat-trick hero Shafiu Mumuni fired Ghana into the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ivory Coast 3-1 in the semifinal.
A first-half rocket from Paulo Norta sent Cape Verde into the Plate Final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Gambia 1-0 on Tuesday.
Hosts Senegal face a stern test when they meet Mali in Wednesday's WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal, with Ghana set to square off with the Ivory Coast.
To say that Ghana entered the WAFU Cup of Nations at a low ebb would be an understatement, yet the Black Stars are growing into the tournament.
Results and performances in Senegal suggest that NPFL players are nowhere near good enough to be playing international football for Nigeria.
An Ali Badra Sylla goal four minutes into the match saw Mali beat Sierra Leone 1-0 in the semifinals of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations.
Liberia beat Niger 1-0 in the Plate quarterfinals of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on Sunday.
Ivory Coast progressed into the semifinals of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Togo 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out.
Nigeria's Super Eagles crashed out of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after a disastrous penalty shoot-out saw them lose 3-2 to Cape Verde.
Nigeria's defeat to Togo at the WAFU Cup of Nations saw them drop to the Plate competition, where they must beat Cape Verde to salvage any goodwill.
Goalkeeper Eric Antwi Ofori made two fantastic saves in the penalty shootout to see Ghana beat Burkina Faso 5-4 in the quarters of the WAFU Cup.
Gambia progressed into the Plate semifinals at the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Mauritania 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
Burkina Faso and Ghana collide in Friday's WAFU Cup of Nations quarterfinal, with the Stallions eyeing the match as a next step in their rebuilding.
Senegal edged into the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations semifinals with a slender 1-0 win over Benin at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal on Thursday.
Guinea-Bissau keeper Alberto Coli's horror error cost his side in a 2-0 loss to Guinea in the quarterfinals of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations Plate.
Ahead of the WAFU Cup of Nations quarterfinals, ESPN Africa's Ed Dove picks out five players who have impressed him during the First Round.
"The quality of players we had in the team then [was such that] everyone believed that each one of us would play in the senior national team."