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The 1992 Africa Cup of Nations was the 18th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Senegal. The field expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three; the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals. Ivory Coast won its first championship, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 11−10 after a goalless draw.[1]

1992 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1992
Senegal 1992
Tournament details
Host country Senegal
Dates12 – 26 January
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ivory Coast (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored34 (1.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (4 goals)
Best player(s)Ghana Abedi Pele
Best goalkeeperIvory Coast Alain Gouaméné
1990
1994

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

 
Participating nations

The 12 qualified teams are:

VenuesEdit

Dakar
Locations of the 1992 African Cup of Nations venues
Ziguinchor
Stade de l'Amitié Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta
Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 10,000
   

SquadsEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 4
  Senegal 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
  Kenya 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
Nigeria  2–1  Senegal
Siasia   13'
Keshi   89'
Bocandé   36'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nizar Watti (Syria)

Nigeria  2–1  Kenya
Yekini   7'15' Weche   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,000

Senegal  3–0  Kenya
Sané   46'
Bocandé   68'
Diagne   89'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Yenog Omar (Congo)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
  Zaire 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
  Morocco 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Cameroon  1–0  Morocco
Kana-Biyik   23'
Attendance: 60,000

Morocco  1–1  Zaire
Rokbi   89' Kona   89'
Attendance: 5,000

Cameroon  1–1  Zaire
Omam-Biyik   15' Tueba   1'
Attendance: 10,000

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
  Congo 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
  Algeria 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Ivory Coast  3–0  Algeria
A. Traoré   14'
Fofana   25'
Tiéhi   89'
Report

Ivory Coast  0–0  Congo

Algeria  1–1  Congo
Bouiche   44' Report Tchibota   6'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
  Zambia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
  Egypt 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0
Zambia  1–0  Egypt
Kalusha   61'

Ghana  1–0  Zambia
Abedi Pele   64'

Ghana  1–0  Egypt
Yeboah   89'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
January 19 - Dakar
 
 
  Nigeria 1
 
January 23 - Dakar
 
  Zaire 0
 
  Nigeria 1
 
January 20 - Dakar
 
  Ghana 2
 
  Ghana 2
 
January 26 - Dakar
 
  Congo 1
 
  Ghana 0 (10)
 
January 19 - Dakar
 
  Ivory Coast (pen.) 0 (11)
 
  Cameroon 1
 
January 23 - Dakar
 
  Senegal 0
 
  Cameroon 0 (1)
 
January 20 - Dakar
 
  Ivory Coast (pen.) 0 (3) Third place
 
  Ivory Coast 1
 
January 25 - Dakar
 
  Zambia (aet) 0
 
  Nigeria 2
 
 
  Cameroon 1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Nigeria  1–0  Zaire
Yekini   22'
Attendance: 10,000

Cameroon  1–0  Senegal
Ebongué   89'
Attendance: 35,000

Ivory Coast  1–0
(a.e.t.)
  Zambia
Sié   94'
Attendance: 3,000

Ghana  2–1  Congo
Yeboah   29'
Abedi Pele   57'
Tchibota   52'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ibrahim Faye (Gambia)

Semi-finalsEdit

Ghana  2–1  Nigeria
Abedi Pele   43'
Prince Polley   54'
Adepoju   11'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Neji Touini (Tunisia)

Cameroon  0–0
(a.e.t.)
  Ivory Coast
Penalties
Makanaky  
Ebwelle  
Oman-Biyik  
Bell  
1–3   Sekana
  M. Traoré
  Yago
  A. Traoré
Attendance: 35,000

Third place matchEdit

Nigeria  2–1  Cameroon
Ekpo   75'
Yekini   88'
Maboang   85'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sinko Zeli (Ivory Coast)

FinalEdit

Ivory Coast  0–0
(a.e.t.)
  Ghana
Penalties
Aka  
Hobou  
Sekana  
M. Traoré  
Tiéhi  
Gadji-Celi  
Kouadio  
Abouo  
Maguy  
Sie  
Gouamené  
Aka  
11–10   Baffoe
  Lamptey
  Naawu
  Asare
  Yeboah
  Mensah
  Armah
  Abroah
  Ampeah
  Opoku
  Ansah
  Baffoe
Attendance: 47,500
  • Ivory Coast: Gouamené - Aka, Abouo, Sekana, Hobou, Gadji-Celi, Maguy, Sié,

Otokoré (53' M. Traoré), Tiéhi, A. Traoré (101' Kouadio)

  • Ghana: Ansah - Ampeah, Mensah, Baffoe, Armah, Gyamfi (51' Naawu), Abroah,

Lamptey, Asare, Yeboah, Opoku

The penalty shootout was significant in that it was the first in the final of a major international tournament that every player on the pitch took a penalty.

WinnersEdit

 Africa Cup of Nations 1992 Champions 
 
Ivory Coast
1st title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "They'll Put a Spell on You: The Witchdoctors of African Football - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International". SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 10 June 2017.

External linksEdit