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The 1984 Africa Cup of Nations was the 14th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ivory Coast. Just like in 1982, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Cameroon won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 3−1.

1984 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1984
CAN 1984 (logo).png
Afcon 1984 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Ivory Coast
Dates4 – 18 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Algeria
Fourth place Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored39 (2.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Egypt Taher Abouzaid
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Cameroon Théophile Abega
Best goalkeeperCameroon Joseph-Antoine Bell
1982
1986

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Abidjan
Locations of the 1984 African Cup of Nations venues
Bouaké
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stade Bouaké
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 35,000
   

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Egypt 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
  Cameroon 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
  Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
  Togo 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Ivory Coast  3–0  Togo
Koffi   27'
Fofana   62'
Goba   75'
Report

Egypt  1–0  Cameroon
Abouzaid   78' Report

Cameroon  4–1  Togo
Djonkep   7'
Abega   21'61'
Aoudou   45'
Report Moutairou   56'

Ivory Coast  1–2  Egypt
Miézan   53' Report Abouzaid   66'72'

Egypt  0–0  Togo
Report

Ivory Coast  0–2  Cameroon
Report Milla   42'
Djonkep   61'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Algeria 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
  Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
  Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
  Malawi 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Ghana  1–2  Nigeria
Opoku N'ti   19' Report Nwosu   13'
Ehilegbu   31'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Algeria  3–0  Malawi
Bouiche   29'
Belloumi   36'
Fergani   38'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Malawi  2–2  Nigeria
Waya   7' (pen.)
Msiya   35'
Report Temile   39'41'
Attendance: 15,000

Algeria  2–0  Ghana
Menad   75'
Bensaoula   85'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Algeria  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Karim Camara (Guinea)

Ghana  1–0  Malawi
Amphadu   32' Report
Attendance: 3,000

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 March – Abidjan
 
 
  Egypt (p) 2 (7)
 
18 March – Abidjan
 
  Nigeria 2 (8)
 
  Nigeria 1
 
14 March – Abidjan
 
  Cameroon 3
 
  Algeria (p) 0 (4)
 
 
  Cameroon 0 (5)
 
Third place
 
 
17 March – Abidjan
 
 
  Egypt 1
 
 
  Algeria 3

SemifinalsEdit

Egypt  2–2  Nigeria
Sulaiman   25'
Abouzaid   38'
Report Keshi   43' (pen.)
Bala   75'
Penalties
Abdelghani  
Shehata  
Ghareeb  
El Khatib  
Beedho  
Nacef  
Yassin  
Hassan  
Youssef  
7–8   ?
  Edobor
  Shofoluwe
  Bala
  Keshi
  Yekini
  Temile
  Adeshina
  Lawal

Algeria  0–0  Cameroon
Report
Penalties
Guendouz   4–5
Attendance: 15,000

Third place matchEdit

Algeria  3–1  Egypt
Madjer   68'
Belloumi   71'
Yahi   90'
Report Abdelghani   76' (pen.)

FinalEdit

Cameroon  3–1  Nigeria
N'Djeya   32'
Abega   79'
Ebongué   84'
Report Lawal   10'

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1984 Champions 
 
Cameroon
1st title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

External linksEdit