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The 1998 Africa Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso was the 21st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN), the national football championship of Africa, administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Just like in 1996, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fourth ACN championship, beating South Africa in the final 2−0.

1998 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1998
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Africa Cup of Nations 1998 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Burkina Faso
Dates7 – 28 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Egypt (4th title)
Runners-up South Africa
Third place DR Congo
Fourth place Burkina Faso
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance412,800 (12,900 per match)
Top scorer(s)Egypt Hossam Hassan
South Africa Benedict McCarthy
(7 goals each)
Best player(s)South Africa Benedict McCarthy
1996
2000

Contents

QualificationEdit

Participating teamsEdit

 
Participating nations

Teams excludedEdit

Nigeria was banned from entering the 1998 African Cup of Nations qualifying because of withdrawing from the 1996 Cup after having already qualified for the finals, while the other teams were banned for withdrawing during qualification for the 1996 Cup.

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

First roundEdit

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
  Burkina Faso 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Guinea 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Algeria 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Burkina Faso  0–1  Cameroon
Tchami   20'

Algeria  0–1  Guinea
Oularé   19'

Cameroon  2–2  Guinea
Tchami   9'
Womé   44'
Oularé   46'77'

Burkina Faso  2–1  Algeria
K. Ouédraogo   65' (pen.)
Traoré   77'
Saïb   82' (pen.)

Burkina Faso  1–0  Guinea
Kambou   85'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Cameroon  2–1  Algeria
Job   47'
Tchami   65'
Dziri   40'
Attendance: 1,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Tunisia 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  DR Congo 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Ghana 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
  Togo 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
DR Congo  2–1  Togo
Tondelua   57' (pen.)73' (pen.) Tchangai   90'
Attendance: 4,000

Ghana  2–0  Tunisia
Nyarko   8'
Gargo   90'

Tunisia  2–1  DR Congo
Ben Slimane   31'
Tlemcani   76'
Kimoto   36'
Attendance: 1,000

Togo  2–1  Ghana
Doté   26'
Kader   90'
Johnson   83' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

DR Congo  1–0  Ghana
Kisombe   77'

Tunisia  3–1  Togo
Tlemcani   9'
Ben Slimane   12'
Gabsi   80'
Assignon   4' (pen.)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ivory Coast 3 2 1 0 10 6 +4 7
  South Africa 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
  Angola 3 0 2 1 5 8 −3 2
  Namibia 3 0 1 2 7 11 −4 1
South Africa  0–0  Angola

Ivory Coast  4–3  Namibia
Tiéhi   2'39'
Bakayoko   34'
Diabaté   83'
Shivute   46'73'
Mannetti   70'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karim Dahou (Algeria)

Ivory Coast  1–1  South Africa
Ouattara   88' Mkhalele   8' (pen.)

Angola  3–3  Namibia
Lázaro   46'
Paulo Silva   67' (pen.)
Miguel Pereira   86'
Uri Khob   20'51'
Nauseb   33'

Ivory Coast  5–2  Angola
Guel   8'23'
Tiéhi   43'81' (pen.)
Bakayoko   56'
Paulo Silva   27'
Quinzinho   52'

South Africa  4–1  Namibia
McCarthy   8'11'19'21' Uutoni   68'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Morocco 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Egypt 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
  Zambia 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
  Mozambique 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Morocco  1–1  Zambia
Bahja   37' Chilumba   87'

Egypt  2–0  Mozambique
H. Hassan   14'44'

Egypt  4–0  Zambia
H. Hassan   34'57'71'
Radwan   80'

Morocco  3–0  Mozambique
Chiba   39'
El Khattabi   40'
Fertout   82'

Zambia  3–1  Mozambique
Kilambe   16'
Bwalya   43'
Tembo   73'
Avelino   57'

Morocco  1–0  Egypt
Hadji   90'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 20, 16:00 - Bobo-Dioulasso
 
 
  Cameroon 0
 
February 25, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
 
  DR Congo 1
 
  DR Congo 1
 
February 22, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
 
  South Africa (aet) 2
 
  Morocco 1
 
February 28, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
 
  South Africa 2
 
  South Africa 0
 
February 21, 17:00 - Ouagadougou
 
  Egypt 2
 
  Tunisia 1 (7)
 
February 25, 20:00 - Bobo-Dioulasso
 
  Burkina Faso (pen) 1 (8)
 
  Burkina Faso 0
 
February 21, 20:00 - Ouagadougou
 
  Egypt 2 Third place
 
  Ivory Coast 0 (4)
 
February 27, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
 
  Egypt (pen) 0 (5)
 
  DR Congo (pen) 4 (4)
 
 
  Burkina Faso 4 (1)
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Cameroon  0–1  DR Congo
Tondelua   30'

Tunisia  1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Burkina Faso
Gabsi   89' K. Ouédraogo   45' (pen.)
Penalties
Rouissi  
Badra  
Bouazizi  
Chihi  
Jelassi  
Baya  
Gabsi  
Ghodhbane  
Hicheri  
Trabelsi  
7–8   S. Traoré
  F. Sanou
  Nana
  Tallé
  A. Ouédraogo
  Zongo
  B. Traoré
  Diabaté
  Liade Gnonka
  Coulibaly

Ivory Coast  0–0
(a.e.t.)
  Egypt
Penalties
Domoraud  
Guel  
Diomandé  
Bakayoko  
Ouattara  
4–5   Ramzy
  Radwan
  Kamouna
  Mostafa
  Imam
Attendance: 20,000

Morocco  1–2  South Africa
Chiba   36' McCarthy   22'
Nyathi   79'

SemifinalsEdit

DR Congo  1–2
(a.e.t.)
  South Africa
Bembuana-Keve   48' McCarthy   60'112'

Burkina Faso  0–2  Egypt
H. Hassan   40'71'

Third place matchEdit

DR Congo  4–4
(a.e.t.)
  Burkina Faso
Mungongo   76'90'
Kasongo   88'
Tondelua   89'
A. Ouédraogo   6'
Barro   52'
Napon   56'
Tallé   86'
Penalties
Simba  
Mamale  
Kisombe  
Selenge  
4–1   S. Traoré
  F. Sanou
  Diabaté
Attendance: 25,000

FinalEdit

South Africa  0–2  Egypt
A. Hassan   5'
Mostafa   13'
Attendance: 40,000

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1998 Champions 
 
Egypt
4th title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

External linksEdit