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2013 Africa Cup of Nations

football championship of Africa

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations was the 29th Africa Cup of Nations held from 19 January to 10 February 2013. It was organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).[1] South Africa hosted the tournament for the second time. This was also the first tournament to be held on an odd-numbered year. This was done so that it doesn't get in the way of the FIFA World Cup.[2]

2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates19 January – 10 February
Teams16
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (3rd title)
Runners-up Burkina Faso
Third place Mali
Fourth place Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored69 (2.16 per match)
Attendance729,000 (22,781 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Emmanuel Emenike
Ghana Wakaso Mubarak
(4 goals)
Best playerBurkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa
2012
2015

Nigeria won the tournament after a 1–0 victory over Burkina Faso in the final. Mali also won the third-place game. Nigeria later represented Africa in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Contents

QualificationEdit

A total of 47 countries entered the qualification.

VenuesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   South Africa 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
2   Cape Verde 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Morocco 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
4   Angola 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ghana 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
2   Mali 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3   Congo DR 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
4   Niger 3 0 1 2 0 4 –4 1

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 5
2   Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Zambia 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4   Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 1 7 –6 1

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Ivory Coast 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
2   Togo 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Tunisia 3 1 1 1 2 4 –2 4
4   Algeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finals

2 February 2013
17:00
Ghana   2–0   Cape Verde Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 8,000[4]
Referee: Rajindraparsad Seechurn (Mauritius)
Wakaso   54' (pen.)90+5' Report

2 February 2013
20:30
South Africa   1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Mali Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 45,000[4]
Referee: Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
Rantie   31' Report Keita   58'
  Penalties  
Tshabalala  
Furman  
Mahlangu  
Majoro  
1–3   Diabaté
  Tamboura
  Ma. Traoré

3 February 2013
17:00
Ivory Coast   1–2   Nigeria Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Attendance: 25,000[4]
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Tioté   50' Report Emenike   43'
Mba   78'

3 February 2013
20:30
Burkina Faso   1–0
(a.e.t.)
  Togo Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Attendance: 27,000[4]
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)
Pitroipa   105' Report

Semi-finals

6 February 2013
17:00
Mali   1–4   Nigeria Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 54,000[4]
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
C. Diarra   75' Report Echiéjilé   25'
Ideye   30'
Emenike   44'
Musa   60'

6 February 2013
20:30
Burkina Faso   1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Ghana Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Attendance: 35,000[4]
Referee: Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)
Bancé   60' Report Wakaso   13' (pen.)
  Penalties  
B. Koné  
H. Traoré  
Paul Koulibaly  
Bancé  
3–2   Vorsah
  Atsu
  Afful
  Clottey
  Agyemang-Badu

Third place match

9 February 2013
20:00
Mali   3–1   Ghana Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 6,000[4]
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
Mah. Samassa   21'
Keita   48'
S. Diarra   90+4'
Report Asamoah   82'

Final

10 February 2013
20:30
Nigeria   1–0   Burkina Faso FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 85,000[4]
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Mba   40' Report

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal