|Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2002|
Africa Cup of Nations 2002 official logo
|Dates||19 January - 10 February|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 5 host cities)|
|Goals scored||48 (1.5 per match)|
|Attendance||570,000 (17,813 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Julius Aghahowa |
(3 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Rigobert Song|
The 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was the 23rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Mali. Just like in 2000, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Cameroon won its fourth championship (repeating as champions), beating Senegal on penalty kicks 3-2 after a goalless draw.
The organization of the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Mali on 5 February 1998 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during the 1998 African Cup of Nations. Voters had a choice between five countries : Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mali.
This was the first time that Mali had hosted the competition.
Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.
|3 February, 19:00 - Bamako|
|7 February, 16:00 - Bamako|
|4 February, 19:00 - Bamako|
|10 February, 16:00 - Bamako|
|3 February, 16:00 - Kayes|
|Cameroon (p)||0 (3)|
|7 February, 19:00 - Bamako|
|4 February, 16:00 - Sikasso|
|9 February, 16:00 - Mopti|