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1994 African Cup of Nations

football tournament

The 1994 African Cup of Nations was the 19th Africa Cup of Nations held from 26 March to 10 April. It was hosted by Tunisia and had 12 teams who qualified.

1994 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryTunisia
Dates26 March – 10 April
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (2nd title)
Runners-up Zambia
Third place Ivory Coast
Fourth place Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored44 (2.2 per match)
Attendance273,000 (13,650 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (5 goals)
Best playerNigeria Rashidi Yekini
1992
1996

Nigeria won their 2nd title after defeating Zambia 2−1 in the final. The Zambian team featured new players because the 1993 Zambia national football team air disaster occurred a few months earlier.

QualificationEdit

Group stageEdit

Teams highlighted in green move on to the quarter-finals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Zaire 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
2   Mali 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2
3   Tunisia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Egypt 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 3
2   Nigeria 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
3   Gabon 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Zambia 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
2   Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 2
3   Sierra Leone 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
2   Senegal 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
3   Guinea 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finals

2 April 1994
Zaire   0–2   Nigeria Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Yekini   51'71' (pen.)

2 April 1994
Egypt   0–1   Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
S. Traoré   64'

3 April 1994
Zambia   1–0   Senegal Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Sakala   38'

3 April 1994
Ghana   1–2   Ivory Coast Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Akonnor   77' Tiéhi   30'
A. Traoré   81'

Semi-finals

6 April 1994
Nigeria   2–2
(a.e.t)
  Ivory Coast Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Iroha   26'
Yekini   40'
Bassolé   19'31'
  Penalties  
Finidi  
Siasia  
Amokachi  
Iroha  
Yekini  
4–2   Kouamé
  Fallet
  Bassolé
  Amani

6 April 1994
Zambia   4–0   Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
Litana   8'
Saileti   30'
K. Bwalya   47'
Malitoli   73'

Third place match

10 April 1994
Ivory Coast   3–1   Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Koné   2'
Ouattara   67'
Sie   70'
Diallo   46'

Final

10 April 1994
Nigeria   2–1   Zambia Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Amuneke   5'47' Litana   3'

GoalscorersEdit

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