1997 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations

The 1997 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations was the seventh edition of the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations, it was contested between Saudi Arabia, winners of the 1996 Asian Cup, and South Africa, winners of the 1996 African Cup of Nations. The matches were originally planned to be played in 1997, but both teams couldn't be bothered to find time on the calendar. After being delayed for two years, the matches were finally played in 1999.[1] South Africa won the title on aggregate score 1–0.[2]

1997 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
Old Greenpoint & King Fahd Int. Stadiums
First leg
Date18 September 1999
VenueGreen Point Stadium, Cape Town
RefereeFelix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)
Attendance20,000
Second leg
Date30 September 1999
VenueKing Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
RefereeSaad Kamil (Kuwait)
Attendance50,000
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Qualified teamsEdit

Country Qualified as Previous appearance in tournament
  South Africa 1996 African Cup of Nations champions Debut
  Saudi Arabia 1996 Asian Cup champions 1 (1985)

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

South Africa  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Ndlanya   48' report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
South Africa:
GK John Tlale
DF Papi Khomane
DF Mark Fish (c)
DF Pierre Issa
DF Ivan McKinley   46'
MF Eric Tinkler
MF Thabo Mngomeni   52'
MF John Moshoeu
MF Joel Masilela
FW Pollen Ndlanya
FW Benni McCarthy   74'
Substitutes:
MF Quinton Fortune   46'
MF Helman Mkhalele   52'
FW Shaun Bartlett   74'
Manager:
Trott Moloto
Saudi Arabia:
GK Mohamed Al-Deayea (c)
DF Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
DF Abdullah Zubromawi
DF Saleh Al-Dawod
DF Hussein Abdulghani
DF Mohammed Al-Jahani
MF Fahad Saad Al-Subaie
MF Ibrahim Al-Harbi
MF Abdullah Al-Waked   61'
FW Hamzah Idris   80'
FW Marzouk Al-Otaibi   56'
Substitutes:
MF Nawaf Al-Temyat   61'
FW Obeid Al-Dosari   56'
FW Fahad Al-Mehallel   80'
Manager:
  Milan Máčala

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Man of the Match:
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Second legEdit

Saudi Arabia  0–0  South Africa
Al-Jaber   35' report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa
Saudi Arabia:
GK Mohamed Al-Deayea (c)
DF Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi
DF Abdullah Zubromawi
DF Saleh Al-Dawod
DF Hussein Abdulghani
DF Mohammed Al-Jahani
MF Nawaf Al-Temyat
MF Ibrahim Al-Harbi
MF Khalid Al Temawi   80'
FW Sami Al-Jaber   64'
FW Obeid Al-Dosari   71'
Substitutes:
MF Fahad Saad Al-Subaie   80'
FW Fahad Al-Mehallel   64'
FW Marzouk Al-Otaibi   71'
Manager:
  Milan Máčala
South Africa:
GK Andre Arendse
DF Aaron Mokoena
DF Mark Fish (c)
DF Frank Schoeman
DF Ivan McKinley
MF Eric Tinkler
MF Alex Bapela
MF Joel Masilela   61'
MF Daniel Mudau
MF Dumisa Ngobe   65'
FW Phil Masinga
Substitutes:
MF Thabo Mngomeni   61'
MF Godfrey Sapula   65'
Manager:
Trott Moloto

Assistant referees:
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Fourth official:
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Man of the Match:
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WinnersEdit

South Africa won 1–0 on aggregates.


 1997 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 
 
South Africa
1st title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stage set for Afro-Asian soccer play-off". rediff.com. Mail Sports Editor. 15 September 1999.
  2. ^ "South Africa team's profile". COSAFA official website.

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