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The first edition of the West African Nations Cup was held in Benin between 13 February and 23 February 1982. The title was won by Ghana.

1982 West African Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryBenin
Dates13—23 February
Teams7
Final positions
Champions Ghana (5th title)
Runners-up Liberia
Third place Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored44 (2.75 per match)
1983

Group 1Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Ghana 4 3 1 2 0 11 7 +4
  Ivory Coast 3 3 0 3 0 9 9 0
  Niger 3 3 0 3 0 5 5 0
  Benin 2 3 0 2 1 4 8 -4
Group matches
Benin  0 – 4  Ghana

Ghana  5 – 5  Ivory Coast

Benin  2 – 2  Niger

Ghana  2 – 2  Niger

Benin  3 – 3  Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast  1 – 1  Niger

Group 2Edit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Togo 4 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2
  Upper Volta 4 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
  Liberia 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2
  Nigeria Withdrew
Group matches
Togo  1 – 0  Liberia

Upper Volta  2 – 1  Liberia

Togo  2 – 2  Upper Volta

Knockout stagesEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
Feb 19 - Cotonou
 
 
  Ghana 1
 
Feb 23 - Cotonou
 
  Upper Volta 0
 
  Togo 1
 
Feb 21 - Cotonou
 
  Ghana 2
 
  Togo (pen.)1 (5)
 
 
  Ivory Coast 1 (3)
 
Third place
 
 
Feb 22 - Cotonou
 
 
  Upper Volta (pen.) 1
 
 
  Ivory Coast 1

ResultEdit

 1982 West African Nations Cup Winners 
 
Ghana
First title

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