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The 1990 Africa Cup of Nations was the 17th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Algeria. Just like in 1988, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Algeria won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 1−0.

1990 Africa Cup of Nations
  • كأس أمم إفريقيا 1990
  • Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1990
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Africa Cup of Nations 1990 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Algeria
Dates2 – 16 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Algeria (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Zambia
Fourth place Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored30 (1.88 per match)
Attendance768,000 (48,000 per match)
Top scorer(s)Algeria Djamel Menad (4 goals)
Best player(s)Algeria Rabah Madjer
1988
1992

Qualified teamsEdit

 
Participating nations

The 8 qualified teams are:

VenuesEdit

Algiers
Locations of the 1990 African Cup of Nations venues
Annaba
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 Stade 19 Mai 1956
Capacity: 95,000 Capacity: 56,000
   

Match officialsEdit

Referees
Invited referees

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Top two placed teams advanced to the Semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Algeria 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 6
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 4
  Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
  Egypt 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Algeria  5–1  Nigeria
Madjer   36'58'
Menad   69'72'
Amani   88'
Report Okocha   82'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

Ivory Coast  3–1  Egypt
A. Traoré   53'60'
Maguy   73'
Report Abdelrahman   75'
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Ally Hafidhi (Tanzania)

Nigeria  1–0  Egypt
Yekini   8' Report
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Laurent Petcha (Cameroon)

Algeria  3–0  Ivory Coast
Menad   23'
Chérif El-Ouazzani   81'
Oudjani   82'
Report
Attendance: 86,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

Nigeria  1–0  Ivory Coast
Yekini   3' Report
Attendance: 86,000
Referee: Abdellali Naciri (Morocco)

Algeria  2–0  Egypt
Amani   39'
Saïb   43'
Report
Attendance: 86,000
Referee: Eganaden Cadressen (Mauritius)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Zambia 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 5
  Senegal 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 4
  Cameroon 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 2
  Kenya 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Zambia  1–0  Cameroon
Chikabala   58' Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Naji Jouini (Tunisia)

Senegal  0–0  Kenya
Report
Attendance: 13,000

Zambia  1–0  Kenya
Makwaza   40' Report
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Mawukpona Hounnake-Kouassi (Togo)

Senegal  2–0  Cameroon
Diallo   45'
N'Dao   56'
Report
Attendance: 22,000

Zambia  0–0  Senegal
Report
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Mohamed Hussam El-Dine (Egypt)

Cameroon  2–0  Kenya
Maboang   28'69' Report
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
12 March – Annaba
 
 
  Zambia 0
 
16 March – Algiers
 
  Nigeria 2
 
  Nigeria 0
 
12 March – Algiers
 
  Algeria 1
 
  Algeria 2
 
 
  Senegal 1
 
Third place
 
 
15 March – Algiers
 
 
  Zambia 1
 
 
  Senegal 0

Semi-finalsEdit

Zambia  0–2  Nigeria
Report Okechukwu   18'
Yekini   77'
Attendance: 27,000

Algeria  2–1  Senegal
Menad   4'
Amani   62'
Report Serrar   20' (o.g.)
Attendance: 88,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

Third place matchEdit

Zambia  1–0  Senegal
Chikabala   73' Report
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Naji Jouini (Tunisia)

FinalEdit

Algeria  1–0  Nigeria
Oudjani   38' Report

WinnersEdit

 Africa Cup of Nations 1990 Champions 
 
Algeria
1st title

Statistics and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit