Africa Cup of Nations 2000 official logo
|Host countries|| Ghana|
|Dates||22 January - 13 February|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 4 host cities)|
|Third place||South Africa|
|Goals scored||73 (2.28 per match)|
|Attendance||677,500 (21,172 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Shaun Bartlett (5 goals)|
The 2000 Africa Cup of Nations was the 22nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria, who jointly replaced Zimbabwe as host. Just like in 1998, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four.
It was expected that Zimbabwe will host this edition but it was sidelined by the CAF on 8 February 1999 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for non-compliance with the specifications, the CAF announced that they would be receiving applications for the new hosts until 10 March 1999.
Egypt, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria, were determined by the CAF to be compliant with the host criteria. Later, Egypt withdrew. A joint bid was formed between Ghana and Nigeria.
The organization of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded jointly to Ghana and Nigeria on 15 March 1999 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Voters had a choice between three countries : Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria. This is the first time ever that the African Cup was co-hosted by two countries.
Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.
|6 February, 16:00 - Accra|
|10 February, 18:30 - Accra|
|7 February, 16:00 - Kano|
|13 February, 15:00 - Lagos|
|Cameroon (pen)||2 (4)|
|6 February, 19:30 - Kumasi|
|10 February, 16:30 - Lagos|
|7 February, 19:00 - Lagos|
|12 February, 16:00 - Accra|
|South Africa (pen)||2 (4)|
|South Africa||2-2 (a.e.t.)||Tunisia|
|Zitouni 27, 89|