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The 1980 Africa Cup of Nations was the 12th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Nigeria. Just like in 1978, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Nigeria won its first championship, beating Algeria in the final 3−0.

1980 Africa Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Nigeria
Dates8 − 22 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up Algeria
Third place Morocco
Fourth place Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored33 (2.06 per match)
Top scorer(s)Morocco Khaled Labied
Nigeria Segun Odegbami
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Nigeria Christian Chukwu
1978
1982

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Lagos
Locations of the 1980 African Cup of Nations venues
Ibadan
Surulere Stadium Liberty Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 35,000
   

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
  Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
  Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
  Tanzania 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Nigeria  3–1  Tanzania
Lawal   11'
Onyedika   35'
Odegbami   85'
Report Mkambi   54'
Attendance: 80,000

Egypt  2–1  Ivory Coast
Hammam   8'
Mokhtar   20'
Report Gome   7'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Joel Mondoka (Zambia)

Egypt  2–1  Tanzania
Shehata   32'
Nour   38'
Report   86' Waziri
Attendance: 55,000

Nigeria  0–0  Ivory Coast
Report

Ivory Coast  1–1  Tanzania
Koma   7' Report Waziri   59'
Attendance: 70,000

Nigeria  1–0  Egypt
Isima   15' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Algeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 5
  Morocco 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
  Ghana 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 3
  Guinea 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Ghana  0–0  Algeria
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Morocco  1–1  Guinea
Mustapha   7' Report M. Camara   8'
Attendance: 40,000

Algeria  1–0  Morocco
Belloumi   90+3' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ali Dridi (Tunisia)

Ghana  1–0  Guinea
Klutse   69' Report
Attendance: 20,000

Algeria  3–2  Guinea
Bensaoula   12'49'
Belloumi   37'
Report Diawara   82'
Bangoura   90+1'
Attendance: 20,000

Morocco  1–0  Ghana
Labied   44' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Knockout phaseEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 March – Lagos
 
 
  Nigeria 1
 
22 March – Lagos
 
  Morocco 0
 
  Nigeria 3
 
19 March – Ibadan
 
  Algeria 0
 
  Algeria (p) 2 (4)
 
 
  Egypt 2 (2)
 
Third place
 
 
21 March – Lagos
 
 
  Morocco 2
 
 
  Egypt 0

Semi-finalsEdit

Nigeria  1–0  Morocco
Owolabi   9' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Algeria  2–2  Egypt
Assad   55' (pen.)
Benmiloudi   62'
Report El Khatib   32'
El Sayed   47'
Penalties
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Assad  
4-2   Shehata
  Mokhtar
  El Khatib
  Amer

Third place matchEdit

Morocco  2–0  Egypt
Labied   9'78' Report
Attendance: 5,000

FinalEdit

Nigeria  3–0  Algeria
Odegbami   2'42'
Lawal   50'
Report
Attendance: 85,000

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1980 Champions 
 
Nigeria
1st title

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

ScorersEdit

External linksEdit