The Barcelona striker converted a second half penalty in the Indomitable Lions Group C 5-1 win against Zambia on Saturday to equal Pokou’s feat.
Ivory Coast's Pokou was a hit man during the 1968 tournament in Ethiopia when he scored six goals and eight at the 1970 Nations Cup in Sudan.
The three-time African Footballer of the Year, who grabbed a brace in the Indomitable Lions’ opening 4-2 loss to Egypt, moved to joint top scorer at the tournament with three goals after converting the penalty.
Morocco’s Soufiane Alloudi and Egypt’s Hosni Abd Rabou are the others will three goals to their credit in the current competition.
THE GOALSCORERS CHART IS: 3 goals: Samuel Eto’o Fils (Cameroon), Hosni Abd Rabou (Egypt), and Alloudi Soufiane (Morocco).
2 goals: Joseph Desire Job (Cameroon),Mohamed Zidan (Egypt), Mohamed Aboutrikka (Egypt), Pascal Feindounou (Guinea) and Felix Katonga (Zambia).
1 goal: Achilles Emana (Cameroon), Geremi Njitap (Cameroon), Ismeal Bangoura (Guinea), Aboucheroune Hicham (Morocco), Ouaddou Abdesallam (Morocco), Sektioui Tarik (Morocco), Zarka Monsef (Morocco), Guilbert Brendell (Namibia), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Sulley Muntari (Ghana), Junior Agogo Manuel (Ghana), Oumar Kalabane (Guinea), Solomon Kalou (Ivory Coast), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Aruna Dindane (Ivory Coast), Kader Keita (Ivory Coast), Razak Omatoyossi (Benin), Fredric Kanoute (Mali), James Chamanga (Zambia), Jacob Mulenga (Zambia), Mejdi Traoui (Tunisia), Issam Jooma (Tunisia), Diomensy Tomasi (Senegal Wissem Bekri (Senegal Elrio van Heerden (South Africa), and Manucho (Angola).