1988 Africa Cup of Nations
The 1988 Africa Cup of Nations was the 16th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Morocco, who replaced original host Zambia. Just like in 1986, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The tournament final was held in Casablanca at Stade Mohamed V. Cameroon won its second championship, beating Nigeria in the final 1−0.
|كأس أمم إفريقيا 1988|
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1988
|Dates||13 – 27 March|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Cameroon (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||23 (1.44 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Lakhdar Belloumi |
(2 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Aziz Bouderbala|
|Best goalkeeper||Joseph-Antoine Bell|
This tournament has the least goals-per-game average in Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
The original host was Zambia but after their withdrawal in December 1986 due to financial issues, the Confederation of African Football approached Algeria which agreed to host the tournament. However, in February 1987 the CAF rescinded this decision following a dispute with Algeria which protested the CAF's decision to order a replay of the first leg match of the 1978 All-Africa Games qualification against Tunisia. CAF had made this decision following Tunisia's protest that Algeria had fielded two professional players. Morocco was chosen in the end to host the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations replacing Algeria.
The 8 qualified teams are:
|Merry 43' (pen.)||Report||Lutonadio 88'|
|A. Traoré 48'||Report||Belloumi 16'|
|A. Traoré 74'||Report||Kabongo 37'|
|El Haddaoui 52'||Report|
Note: Algeria qualified by drawing of lots.
|Milla 21'||Report||Okwaraji 2'|
|Abdelhamid 2', 65'
|23 March – Rabat|
|Nigeria (p)||1 (9)|
|27 March – Casablanca|
|23 March – Casablanca|
|26 March – Casablanca|
|Algeria (p)||1 (4)|
|Belgharbi 36' (o.g.)||Report||Maâtar 86'|
Third place matchEdit
|Nader 67'||Report||Belloumi 87'|
|African Cup of Nations 1988 Champions|
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goal
CAF Team of the TournamentEdit