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The 1982 Africa Cup of Nations was the 13th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of African nations run by the CAF. It was hosted by Libya. Just like in 1980, there were eight teams which was split into two groups of four. Ghana won its fourth championship, beating Libya on penalty kicks 7−6 after a 1−1 draw.[1]

1982 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس أمم إفريقيا 1982
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ACN 1982 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryLibya
Dates5 − 19 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ghana (4th title)
Runners-up Libya
Third place Zambia
Fourth place Algeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored32 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana George Alhassan
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi
1980
1984

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Tripoli
Locations of the 1982 African Cup of Nations venues
Benghazi
June 11 Stadium March 28 Stadium
Capacity: 88,000 Capacity: 55,000
   

First roundEdit

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Semi Finals.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Libya 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
  Ghana 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
  Cameroon 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
  Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Libya  2–2  Ghana
Jaranah   58'
Al-Issawi   76'
Report Alhassan   28'
Opoku Nti   89'
Attendance: 45,200

Cameroon  1–1  Tunisia
M'Bida   61' Report Gabsi   60'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Cameroon  0–0  Ghana
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Libya  2–0  Tunisia
Seddik   42' (o.g.)
Al-Bor'osi   89'
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Ghana  1–0  Tunisia
Essien   28' Report
Attendance: 40,000

Libya  0–0  Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Algeria 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
  Zambia 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 4
  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
  Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Nigeria  3–0  Ethiopia
Keshi   27'84'
Adeshina   40'
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Algeria  1–0  Zambia
Merzekane   85' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Zambia  1–0  Ethiopia
Munshya   68' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bashir Mahamed Jama

Algeria  2–1  Nigeria
Isima   44' (o.g.)
Assad   65'
Report Osigwe   40'

Algeria  0–0  Ethiopia
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Hugues Opangault

Zambia  3–0  Nigeria
Kaumba   25'
Njovu   80'
Fregene   81' (o.g.)
Report

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 March – Benghazi
 
 
  Ghana (aet) 3
 
19 March – Tripoli
 
  Algeria 2
 
  Ghana (p) 1 (7)
 
16 March – Tripoli
 
  Libya 1 (6)
 
  Libya 2
 
 
  Zambia 1
 
Third place
 
 
18 March – Tripoli
 
 
  Algeria 0
 
 
  Zambia 2

SemifinalsEdit

Ghana  3–2
(a.e.t)
  Algeria
Alhassan   4'103'
Opoku Nti   90'
Report Zidane   29'
Assad   62'
Attendance: 5,000

Libya  2–1  Zambia
Al-Beshari   38'84' Report   29' Kaumba
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Third place matchEdit

Zambia  2–0  Algeria
Kaumba   2'
Munshya   25'
Report

FinalEdit

Ghana  1–1  Libya
Alhassan   35' Report Al-Beshari   70'
Penalties
  Lamptey
  Alhassan
  Paha
  Asaase
  Abbrey
  Mensah
  Quarshie
  Afriyie
7–6   Al-Beshari
  Sola
  Al-Ajeli
  Ben-Suleiman
  Al-Farjani
  Ghonaïm
  Jaranah
  Zeiyu
Attendance: 42,500

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1982 Champions 
 
Ghana
4th title

Top scorersEdit

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anaman, Fiifi. "The Last Time: How Ghana managed an unlikely ascension unto the African football throne". Retrieved 10 July 2017.

External linksEdit