1996 African Cup of Nations
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1996 African Cup of Nations

1996 Africa Cup of Nations
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Africa Cup of Nations 1996 official logo
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates13 January - 3 February
Teams15 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions South Africa
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)Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Zambia 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 sixteen 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 fifteen.[1]South Africa won its first championship, beating Tunisia in the final 2-0.

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.

Squads

Venues

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
Attendance: 75,000

Egypt 2-1 Angola
El-Kass Goal 3033 Quinzinho Goal 77
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

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

Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Fethi Boucetta (Tunisia)

Attendance: 20,000

Angola 3-3 Cameroon
Joni Goal 38 (pen.)
Paulão Goal 57
Quinzinho Goal 80
Omam-Biyik Goal 25
Mouyeme Goal 82
Hélder Vicente Goal 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

Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Okoampa (Ghana)

Algeria 2-0 Sierra Leone
Meçabih Goal 4163

Zambia 5-1 Burkina Faso
Malitoli Goal 18
K. Bwalya Goal 2435
Lota Goal 44
J. Bwalya Goal 45
Y. Traoré Goal 53

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

Zambia 4-0 Sierra Leone
K. Bwalya Goal 2984
Malitoli Goal 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
Gabon 1-2 Liberia
Nzeng Goal 59 Sebwe Goal 5 (pen.)
Sarr Goal 54
Attendance: 5,000

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

Zaire 2-0 Liberia
Lukaku Goal 5 (pen.)
Essende Goal 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
Ghana 2-0 Ivory Coast
Yeboah Goal 20
Pelé Goal 70
Attendance: 8,000

Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

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


Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Ghana 2-0 Mozambique
Pelé Goal 42
Aboagye Goal 68

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 (pen) 1 (4)
 
 Ghana 0
 
 
 Zambia 1
 

Quarterfinals

South Africa 2-1 Algeria
Fish Goal 72
Moshoeu Goal 85
Lazizi Goal 84

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


Ghana 1-0 Zaire
Yeboah Goal 22
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Semifinals

South Africa 3-0 Ghana
Moshoeu Goal 2287
Bartlett Goal 46
Attendance: 75,000

Zambia 2-4 Tunisia
Lota Goal 68
Makasa Goal 90
Sellimi Goal 1685 (pen.)
Baya Goal 20
Ghodhbane Goal 47

Third place match

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

Final

South Africa 2-0 Tunisia
Williams Goal 7375
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Winners

 African Cup of Nations 1996 Champions 

South Africa
1st title

Scorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

References

External links


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