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The 2009 African Nations Championship was the first edition of the African Nations Championship in football. The tournament took place in Ivory Coast from 22 February to 8 March 2009. Thirty countries attempted to qualify for the tournament.

2009 African Nations Championship
Championnat d'Afrique des nations de football 2009
African Nations Championship
Côte d'Ivoire 2009
African Nations Championship 2009.png
Tournament details
Host countryIvory Coast
Dates22 February – 8 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions DR Congo (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Zambia
Fourth place Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored30 (1.88 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zambia Given Singuluma (5 goals)
Best player(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Tresor Mputu
2011

Contents

QualifyingEdit

SquadsEdit

Qualified TeamsEdit

  Ivory Coast Host country
  Libya CAF Zone 1 – Northern Zone
  Senegal CAF Zone 2 – Western Zone A
  Ghana CAF Zone 3 – Western Zone B
  DR Congo CAF Zone 4 – Central Zone
  Tanzania CAF Zone 5 – Central Eastern Zone
  Zambia CAF Zone 6 – Southern Zone
  Zimbabwe CAF Zone 6 – Southern Zone

DrawEdit

  • CHAN groups fixtures draw was conducted on Friday 26 December 2008 in Abidjan.[1]

VenuesEdit

Abidjan
Locations of the 2009 African Championship of Nations venues
Bouaké
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stade Bouaké
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 35,000
   

Group stageEdit

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

Where two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:[2]

  1. points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. number of away goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned;
  5. goal difference in all group matches;
  6. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Yellow and red cards
  8. drawing of lots by the organizing committee.

All times given as local time (UTC+0)

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Zambia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
  Senegal 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
  Tanzania 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Ivory Coast  0–3  Zambia
Report Singuluma   36'49'50'




Ivory Coast  0–0  Senegal
Report

Zambia  1–1  Tanzania
Banda   90+4' Report Nsajigwa   88' (pen.)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5
  DR Congo 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
  Zimbabwe 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
  Libya 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
Ghana  2–2  Zimbabwe
A. Ayew   44'67' Report Karuru   5'
Marufu   36'

DR Congo  2–0  Libya
Kaluyituka   58'
Lofo   67' (pen.)
Report

Zimbabwe  1–1  DR Congo
Marufu   28' Report Mputu   21'

Libya  1–1  Ghana
Saad   26' Report Owusu-Ansah   76'

NB: Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac was sent to the stands in the 82nd minute for unsporting behaviour.


Ghana  3–0  DR Congo
Taylor   45+4'
Antwi   68'
Ansah   79'
Report

Knockout phaseEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
4 March – Bouaké
 
 
  Ghana (pen.)1 (7)
 
8 March – Abidjan
 
  Senegal1 (6)
 
  Ghana0
 
4 March – Abidjan
 
  DR Congo2
 
  Zambia1
 
 
  DR Congo2
 
Third place
 
 
7 March – Abidjan
 
 
  Senegal1
 
 
  Zambia2

Semi-finalsEdit

Ghana  1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
  Senegal
Antwi   31' Report Sow   35'
Penalties
D. Yeboah  

S. Yeboah  
Mohamed  
Appiah  
MacCarthy  
Bonsu  

Poku  
7–6   M. Fall

  Diamanka
  Ndiour
  M. Diallo
  Diouf
  S. N'Diaye

  Badiane
Attendance: 25,000[3]
Zambia  1–2  DR Congo
Singuluma   85' Report Lofo   3'
Kaluyituka   16'

Third Place PlayoffEdit

Senegal  1–2  Zambia
Sow   24' Report Bwalya   49'
Singuluma   75'

FinalEdit

Ghana  0–2  DR Congo
Report Kaluyituka   46'
Bedi   74'


 2009 African Nations Championship
Champions 
 
DR Congo
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CHAN draw concluded today 26 of December 2008". CAF. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  2. ^ Article 66, paragraph 5 in the Regulations of the African Nations Championship.
  3. ^ "Ghana and DRC in to CHAN final". BBC News. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010.

External linksEdit