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1996 Africa Cup of Nations

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1996 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations 1996 official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates13 January – 3 February
Teams15 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  South Africa (1st title)
Runners-up  Tunisia
Third place  Zambia
Fourth place  Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored78 (2.69 per match)
Attendance640,880 (22,099 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kalusha Bwalya
(5 goals)
Best player(s) Kalusha Bwalya
1994
1998

The 1996 Africa Cup of Nations was the 20th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by South Africa, who replaced original hosts Kenya. The field expanded for the first time to 16 teams, split into four groups of four; the top two teams in each group advancing to the quarterfinals. However, Nigeria withdrew from the tournament at the final moment under pressure from then-dictator Sani Abacha, reducing the field to 15.[1] South Africa won its first championship, beating Tunisia in the final 2–0.

1996 Africa Cup of Nations Intro articles: 4

Qualified teams

Participating nations

For full qualification see: 1996 African Cup of Nations qualification

* Nigeria withdrew prior to the start of the finals. Guinea, as the best side to not qualify, was offered Nigeria's spot in the finals, but declined due to a lack of preparation time.

1996 Africa Cup of Nations Qualified teams articles: 15

Squads

Venues

Johannesburg Durban
FNB Stadium Kings Park Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 52,000
Bloemfontein Port Elizabeth
Free State Stadium EPRU Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 33,852

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
 Angola 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Source:
South Africa  3–0  Cameroon
Masinga  15'
Williams  37'
Moshoeu  55'
Attendance: 75,000

Egypt  2–1  Angola
El-Kass  30'33' Quinzinho  77'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Cameroon  2–1  Egypt
Omam-Biyik  36' (pen.)
Tchami  59'
Maher  48'
Attendance: 4,000

South Africa  1–0  Angola
Williams  57'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Fethi Boucetta (Tunisia)

South Africa  0–1  Egypt
El-Kass  7'
Attendance: 20,000

Angola  3–3  Cameroon
Joni  38' (pen.)
Paulão  57'
Quinzinho  80'
Omam-Biyik  25'
Mouyeme  82'
Hélder Vicente  90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mohamed Kouradji (Algeria)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Sierra Leone 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
 Burkina Faso 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Source:
Zambia  0–0  Algeria

Sierra Leone  2–1  Burkina Faso
Sessay  11'
Mohamed Kallon  89'
Ouédraogo  74'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Okoampa (Ghana)

Algeria  2–0  Sierra Leone
Meçabih  41'63'

Zambia  5–1  Burkina Faso
Malitoli  18'
K. Bwalya  24'35'
Lota  44'
J. Bwalya  45'
Y. Traoré  53'

Algeria  2–1  Burkina Faso
Lounici  2'
Dziri  75'
Zongo  83'
Attendance: 180
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Zambia  4–0  Sierra Leone
K. Bwalya  2'9'84'
Malitoli  87'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Gabon 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
 Zaire 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Liberia 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
Source:
Gabon  1–2  Liberia
Nzeng  59' Sebwe  5' (pen.)
Sarr  54'
Attendance: 5,000

Gabon  2–0  Zaire
Mackaya  21' (pen.)
Bekogo  34'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Zaire  2–0  Liberia
Lukaku  5' (pen.)
Essende  72'
Attendance: 3,000

 Nigeria withdrew, so their three matches were canceled.

  • vs.  Zaire, 16 January 1996
  • vs.  Liberia, 19 January 1996
  • vs.  Gabon, 25 January 1996

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Tunisia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Mozambique 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source:
Ghana  2–0  Ivory Coast
Yeboah  20'
Pelé  70'
Attendance: 8,000

Tunisia  1–1  Mozambique
Berkhissa  24' Bucuane  4'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Ghana  2–1  Tunisia
Pelé  50'
Akonnor  77'
Ben Younes  72'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

Ivory Coast  1–0  Mozambique
Tiéhi  32'

Tunisia  3–1  Ivory Coast
Ben Younes  32'38'
Ben Hassen  48'
M. Traoré  84'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Ghana  2–0  Mozambique
Pelé  42'
Aboagye  68'

1996 Africa Cup of Nations Squads articles: 63

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
January 27 - Johannesburg
 
 
 South Africa 2
 
January 31 - Johannesburg
 
 Algeria 1
 
 South Africa 3
 
January 28 - Port Elizabeth
 
 Ghana 0
 
 Ghana 1
 
February 3 - Johannesburg
 
 Zaire 0
 
 South Africa 2
 
January 27 - Bloemfontein
 
 Tunisia 0
 
 Zambia 3
 
January 31 - Durban
 
 Egypt 1
 
 Zambia 2
 
January 28 - Durban
 
 Tunisia 4 Third place
 
 Gabon 1 (1)
 
February 3 - Johannesburg
 
 Tunisia (p) 1 (4)
 
 Ghana 0
 
 
 Zambia 1
 

Quarterfinals

South Africa  2–1  Algeria
Fish  72'
Moshoeu  85'
Report Lazizi  84'

Zambia  3–1  Egypt
Litana  58'
Mutale  65'
Lota  76'
Report S. Kamouna  43'
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Gabon  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Tunisia
Mackaya  16' Report Baya  10'
Penalties
Mackaya
Kassa-Ngoma
Bekogo-Zogo
1–4 Sellimi
Fekhi
Ben Slimane
El Ouaer
Attendance: 4,000

Ghana  1–0  Zaire
Yeboah  22' Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Semifinals

South Africa  3–0  Ghana
Moshoeu  22'87'
Bartlett  46'
Attendance: 75,000

Zambia  2–4  Tunisia
Lota  68'
Makasa  90'
Sellimi  16'85' (pen.)
Baya  20'
Ghodhbane  47'

Third place match

Ghana  0–1  Zambia
J. Bwalya  51'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Final

South Africa  2–0  Tunisia
Williams  73'75'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Scorers

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

  • Helder Vicente

1996 Africa Cup of Nations Knockout stage articles: 27

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

1996 Africa Cup of Nations CAF Team of the Tournament articles: 4

References

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