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1996 African Cup of Nations

1996 African Cup of Nations
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Africa Cup of Nations 1996 official logo
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates 13 January – 3 February
Teams 15 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px South Africa (1st title)
Runners-up 23x15px Tunisia
Third place 23x15px Zambia
Fourth place 23x15px Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29
Goals scored 78 (2.69 per match)
Attendance 640,880 (22,099 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Kalusha Bwalya
(5 goals)
Best player 23x15px Kalusha Bwalya
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The 1996 African 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, reducing Group C to only three teams, and the field to fifteen. South Africa won its first championship, beating Tunisia in the final 2−0.

Qualified teams

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

Johannesburg Durban
FNB Stadium Kings Park Stadium
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Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 52,000
Bloemfontein Port Elizabeth
Free State Stadium EPRU Stadium
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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
23x15px South Africa 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
23x15px Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
23x15px Cameroon 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
23x15px Angola 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1

15 January 1996
Egypt 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Angola
El-Kass Goal 30'33' Quinzinho Goal 77'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

18 January 1996
Cameroon 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Egypt
Omam-Biyik Goal 36' (pen.)
Tchami Goal 59'
Maher Goal 48'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

20 January 1996
South Africa 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Angola
Williams Goal 57'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Fethi Boucetta (Tunisia)


24 January 1996
Angola 23x15px 3–3 23x15px Cameroon
Joni Goal 38' (pen.)
Paulão Goal 57'
Quinzinho Goal 80'
Omam-Biyik Goal 25'
Mouyeme Goal 82'
Hélder Vicente Goal 90' (o.g.)
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mohamed Kouradji (Algeria)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Zambia 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
23x15px Algeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
23x15px Sierra Leone 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
23x15px Burkina Faso 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

14 January 1996
Zambia 23x15px 0–0 23x15px Algeria
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)




24 January 1996
Algeria 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Burkina Faso
Lounici Goal 2'
Dziri Goal 75'
Zongo Goal 83'
EPRU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 180
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Gabon 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
23x15px Zaire 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
23x15px Liberia 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3

16 January 1996
Gabon 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Liberia
Nzeng Goal 59' Sebwe Goal 5' (pen.)
Sarr Goal 54'
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

19 January 1996
Gabon 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Zaire
Mackaya Goal 21' (pen.)
Bekogo Goal 34'
Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

25 January 1996
Zaire 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Liberia
Lukaku Goal 5' (pen.)
Essende Goal 72'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)

23x15px Nigeria withdrew, so their three matches were canceled.

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Ghana 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
23x15px Tunisia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
23x15px Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
23x15px Mozambique 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

16 January 1996
Tunisia 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Mozambique
Berkhissa Goal 24' Bucuane Goal 4'
EPRU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

19 January 1996
Ghana 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Tunisia
Pelé Goal 50'
Akonnor Goal 77'
Ben Younes Goal 72'
EPRU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)


25 January 1996
Tunisia 23x15px 3–1 23x15px Ivory Coast
Ben Younes Goal 32'38'
Ben Hassen Goal 48'
M. Traoré Goal 84'
EPRU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

25 January 1996
Ghana 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Mozambique
Pelé Goal 42'
Aboagye Goal 68'
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Knockout Stage

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Quarterfinals

27 January 1996
South Africa 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Algeria
Fish Goal 72'
Moshoeu Goal 85'
Lazizi Goal 84'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

27 January 1996
Zambia 23x15px 3–1 23x15px Egypt
Litana Goal 58'
Mutale Goal 65'
Lota Goal 76'
S. Kamouna Goal 43'
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)


28 January 1996
Ghana 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Zaire
Yeboah Goal 22'
EPRU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Semifinals

31 January 1996
South Africa 23x15px 3–0 23x15px Ghana
Moshoeu Goal 22'87'
Bartlett Goal 46'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

31 January 1996
Zambia 23x15px 2–4 23x15px Tunisia
Lota Goal 68'
Makasa Goal 90'
Sellimi Goal 16'85' (pen.)
Baya Goal 20'
Ghodhbane Goal 47'

Third place match

3 February 1996
Ghana 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Zambia
J. Bwalya Goal 51'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Final

3 February 1996
South Africa 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Tunisia
Williams Goal 73'75'
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Winners

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South Africa
1st title
 African Cup of Nations 1996 Champions 

Scorers

5 goals
4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links