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1996 African Cup of Nations

football tournament

The 1996 African Cup of Nations was the 20th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament was held from 13 January to 3 February in South Africa. It was also won by South Africa. The top scorer was Kalusha Bwalya, with 5 goals.

1996 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates13 January – 3 February
Teams15 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions South Africa (1st title)
Runners-up Tunisia
Third place Zambia
Fourth place Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played29
Goals scored78 (2.69 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zambia Kalusha Bwalya (5)
Best playerZambia Kalusha Bwalya
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1998

The winner of this tournament qualified for the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament in Saudi Arabia.

TeamsEdit

  1. Nigeria dropped out of the tournament.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   South Africa 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
2   Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3   Cameroon 3 1 1 1 5 7 –2 4
4   Angola 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
13 January 1996
South Africa   3–0   Cameroon
15 January 1996
Egypt   2–1   Angola
18 January 1996
Cameroon   2–1   Egypt
20 January 1996
South Africa   1–0   Angola
24 January 1996
South Africa   0–1   Egypt
Angola   3–3   Cameroon

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Zambia 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
2   Algeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
3   Sierra Leone 3 1 0 2 2 7 –5 3
4   Burkina Faso 3 0 0 3 3 9 –6 0
14 January 1996
Zambia   0–0   Algeria
15 January 1996
Sierra Leone   2–1   Burkina Faso
18 January 1996
Algeria   2–0   Sierra Leone
20 January 1996
Zambia   5–1   Burkina Faso
24 January 1996
Algeria   2–1   Burkina Faso
Zambia   4–0   Sierra Leone

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Gabon 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
2   Zaire 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3   Liberia 2 1 0 1 2 3 –1 3
16 January 1996
Gabon   1–2   Liberia
19 January 1996
Gabon   2–0   Zaire
25 January 1996
Zaire   2–0   Liberia

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ghana 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
2   Tunisia 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
3   Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 2 5 –3 3
4   Mozambique 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
14 January 1996
Ghana   2–0   Ivory Coast
16 January 1996
Tunisia   1–1   Mozambique
19 January 1996
Ghana   2–1   Tunisia
21 January 1996
Ivory Coast   1–0   Mozambique
25 January 1996
Tunisia   3–1   Ivory Coast
Ghana   2–0   Mozambique

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
   South Africa  2
   Algeria  1  
   South Africa  3
     Ghana  0  
   Ghana  1
   Zaire  0  
   South Africa  2
     Tunisia  0
   Zambia  3
   Egypt  1  
   Zambia  2 Third place play-off
     Tunisia  4  
   Gabon  1 (1)    Ghana  0
   Tunisia (pen)  1 (4)      Zambia  1
 1996 Africa Cup of Nations 
 
South Africa
1st title

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