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The 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was the 23rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Mali. Just like in 2000, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Cameroon won its fourth championship (repeating as champions), beating Senegal on penalty kicks 3−2 after a goalless draw.

2002 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2002
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Africa Cup of Nations 2002 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryMali
Dates19 January – 10 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (4th title)
Runners-up Senegal
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored48 (1.5 per match)
Attendance570,000 (17,813 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Julius Aghahowa
Cameroon Patrick Mboma
Cameroon Salomon Olembé
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Cameroon Rigobert Song
2000
2004

Contents

Host SelectionEdit

Bids :

The organization of the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Mali on 5 February 1998 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during the 1998 African Cup of Nations. Voters had a choice between five countries : Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mali.

This was the first time that Mali had hosted the competition.

QualificationEdit

 
Participating countries

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

First roundEdit

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  Mali 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
  Liberia 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
  Algeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Mali  1–1  Liberia
Keita   87' Weah   45'
Attendance: 50,000

Algeria  0–1  Nigeria
Aghahowa   43'
Attendance: 10,000

Mali  0–0  Nigeria
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Liberia  2–2  Algeria
Daye   7'
K. Sebwe   72'
Akrour   45'
Kraouche   90+1'
Attendance: 4,000

Mali  2–0  Algeria
Bagayoko   18'
Touré   24'
Attendance: 50,000

Liberia  0–1  Nigeria
Aghahowa   63'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Africa 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
  Ghana 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Morocco 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
  Burkina Faso 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
South Africa  0–0  Burkina Faso
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Morocco  0–0  Ghana
Attendance: 4,000

South Africa  0–0  Ghana
Attendance: 5,000

Burkina Faso  1–2  Morocco
Dagano   58' Zerouali   23'85'
Attendance: 6,000

South Africa  3–1  Morocco
Zuma   42'
Mngomeni   48'
Nomvethe   51'
Benmahmoud   77' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000

Burkina Faso  1–2  Ghana
K. Traoré   81' Boakye   90'90+2'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
  DR Congo 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  Togo 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2
  Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Cameroon  1–0  DR Congo
M'Boma   40'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Togo  0–0  Ivory Coast

Cameroon  1–0  Ivory Coast
M'Boma   85'

DR Congo  0–0  Togo

Cameroon  3–0  Togo
Mettomo   52'
Eto'o   80'
Olembé   89'

DR Congo  3–1  Ivory Coast
Yuvuladio   28'
Nonda   66'
Kimoto   81' (pen.)
Traoré   86'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Senegal 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
  Egypt 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Tunisia 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
  Zambia 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Egypt  0–1  Senegal
Diatta   82'
Attendance: 20,000

Zambia  0–0  Tunisia
Attendance: 6,000

Egypt  1–0  Tunisia
Emam   23'

Senegal  1–0  Zambia
Camara   90'

Egypt  2–1  Zambia
Mido   35'
Emam   53'
Kampamba   89'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Senegal  0–0  Tunisia

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 February, 19:00 - Bamako
 
 
  Nigeria 1
 
7 February, 16:00 - Bamako
 
  Ghana 0
 
  Nigeria 1
 
4 February, 19:00 - Bamako
 
  Senegal (aet) 2
 
  Senegal 2
 
10 February, 16:00 - Bamako
 
  DR Congo 0
 
  Senegal 0 (2)
 
3 February, 16:00 - Kayes
 
  Cameroon (pen) 0 (3)
 
  South Africa 0
 
7 February, 19:00 - Bamako
 
  Mali 2
 
  Mali 0
 
4 February, 16:00 - Sikasso
 
  Cameroon 3 Third place
 
  Cameroon 1
 
9 February, 16:00 - Mopti
 
  Egypt 0
 
  Nigeria 1
 
 
  Mali 0
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

South Africa  0–2  Mali
Touré   60'
Dr. Coulibaly   90+2'

Nigeria  1–0  Ghana
Lawal   80'
Attendance: 25,000

Cameroon  1–0  Egypt
M'Boma   62'
Attendance: 15,000

Senegal  2–0  DR Congo
Diao   30'
Diouf   86'
Attendance: 25,000

SemifinalsEdit

Nigeria  1–2
(a.e.t.)
  Senegal
Aghahowa   88' P. B. Diop   54'
Diao   97'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Mali  0–3  Cameroon
Olembé   39'45+1'
Foé   84'
Attendance: 50,000

Third place matchEdit

Nigeria  1–0  Mali
Yakubu   29'

FinalEdit

Senegal  0–0
(a.e.t.)
  Cameroon
Penalties
Coly  
Fadiga  
Faye  
Diouf  
Cisse  
2–3   Wome
  Suffo
  Lauren
  Geremi
  Song
Attendance: 50,000

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 2002 Champions 
 
Cameroon
4th title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

External linksEdit