2014 African Nations Championship

The 2014 African Nations Championship was the third African Nations Championship football tournament. The 16 national teams featured players from the respective national championships. The tournament took place between 11 January and 1 February 2014 in South Africa.[1] Originally, the tournament was to be hosted in Libya.[2] This was the first African Nations Championship tournament where all matches were considered full international matches.[3][4]

2014 African Nations Championship
2014 CHAN
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Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates11 January — 1 February 2014
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Libya (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Zimbabwe
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored73 (2.28 per match)
Attendance296,440 (9,264 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Bernard Parker (4 goals)
Best player(s)Nigeria Ejike Uzoenyi
2011
2016

Hosts South Africa were knocked out in the group stages, which has been attributed to the national league not pausing during the tournament. Many clubs wouldn't release their players. CAF announced a rule change for future versions of the tournament.[5]

Qualified nationsEdit

Team Qualification
North Zone
  Libya Automatic
  Morocco Defeated Tunisia
Zone West A
  Mauritania Defeated Senegal
  Mali Defeated Guinea
Zone West B
  Ghana Automatic
  Nigeria Defeated Ivory Coast
  Burkina Faso Defeated Niger
Central Zone
  Congo Defeated DR Congo
  Gabon Defeated Cameroon
  DR Congo Defeated Cameroon
Central-East Zone
  Burundi Defeated Sudan
  Ethiopia Defeated Rwanda
  Uganda Defeated Tanzania
Southern Zone
  South Africa Hosts
  Zimbabwe Defeated Zambia
  Mozambique Defeated Angola

DrawEdit

The CHAN 2014 official draw was conducted at the CAF Headquarters on 18 September 2013 in Egypt.[6]

VenuesEdit

The host cities were announced on 4 May 2012. Polokwane, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town will host the tournament. As the CEO of the LOC, said: "We are not going to let the success of Orange AFCON 2013 get into our heads and we are not taking anything for granted. We are applying the same formula we used during AFCON as well as the lessons learnt to make sure that Orange CHAN 2014 delivers in accordance with our objectives as well as CAF expectations. We are still going to return to the host cities for another round of visits as the LOC, at the end of August and again in November, together with CAF again. This is how serious we take this competition. We also share the same sentiments expressed by the CAF Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of CAF and we are pleased with what we have seen so far.".[7]

Cape Town Polokwane
Cape Town Stadium Peter Mokaba Stadium
Capacity: 64,100 Capacity: 41,733
 
Mangaung
(Bloemfontein)
Cape Town
Free State Stadium Athlone Stadium
Capacity: 40,911 Capacity: 34,000

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC+02:00).

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams;
  2. Best Goal difference resulting from the matches between the concerned teams;
  3. Goal difference in all group matches;
  4. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
  5. Fair Play point system in which the number of yellow and red cards are evaluated;
  6. Drawing of lots by CAF Organising Committee.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Mali 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
  South Africa 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 Eliminated
  Mozambique 3 0 0 3 4 9 −5 0
South Africa  3–1  Mozambique
Parker   30' (pen.)82'
Kekana   58'
Report Diogo   11'
Attendance: 26,328
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Mali  2–1  Nigeria
Sissoko   18'
Traoré   50'
Report Salami   54'
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

South Africa  1–1  Mali
Parker   25' Report Sidibé   54'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mal Souley Mohamadou (Cameroon)
Nigeria  4–2  Mozambique
Ede   11'
Ali   13'54' (pen.)
Imenger   88'
Report Khan   10'
Diogo   20'
Attendance: 18,407
Referee: Aboubacar Mario Bangoura (Guinea)

Nigeria  3–1  South Africa
Uzoenyi   22'64'
Ede   32' (pen.)
Report Parker   81' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)
Mozambique  1–2  Mali
Josemar   38' Report Sidibé   48'
Traoré   90+3' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mutaz Abdelbasit Khairalla (Sudan)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Morocco 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Zimbabwe 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
  Uganda 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4 Eliminated
  Burkina Faso 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Zimbabwe  0–0  Morocco
Report
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Uganda  2–1  Burkina Faso
Sentamu   15'73' Report Bayala   87'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

Zimbabwe  0–0  Uganda
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Sénégal)
Burkina Faso  1–1  Morocco
Ouédraogo   88' Report El Bahri   1'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

Burkina Faso  0–1  Zimbabwe
Report Mambare   56'
Attendance: 7,200
Referee: Mohamed Said Kordi (Tunisia)
Morocco  3–1  Uganda
Rafik   29'
Iajour   77'
El Ouadi   90+3'
Report Sentamu   59'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Ghana 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  Libya 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
  Congo 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Eliminated
  Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
Ghana  1–0  Congo
Annorbaah   34' Report
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Sylvester Kirwa (Kenya)
Libya  2–0  Ethiopia
Abushnaf   4'
Omar   83'
Report
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Ghana  1–1  Libya
Yahaya   6' Report Al Badri   73' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco) replaced by Victor Gomes (South Africa) - 62'
Ethiopia  0–1  Congo
Report Ndey   78'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Juste Zio (Burkina Faso)

Ethiopia  0–1  Ghana
Report Adusei   76' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Congo  2–2  Libya
Nkounkou   36'
Binguila   54'
Report Omar   75'
Fetori   90+3'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Gabon 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advanced to the quarter-finals
  DR Congo 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Burundi 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Eliminated
  Mauritania 3 0 0 3 4 8 −4 0
DR Congo  1–0  Mauritania
Ngoyi   51' Report
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)
Gabon  0–0  Burundi
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)

DR Congo  0–1  Gabon
Report N'Guema   2'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)
Burundi  3–2  Mauritania
Fiston   11'
Nduwarugira   61'
Ndikumana   90+3'
Report El Voulany   2'
Denna   70'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Wiish Hagi Yabarow (Somalia)

Burundi  1–2  DR Congo
Ndikumana   14' Report Mundele   24'37'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Mauritania  2–4  Gabon
Moulaye Ahmed   4'65' Report N'Zembi   7'
Appindangoyé   85'
Sokambi   90+2'90+4'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner, except for the third place match where no extra time is played.[8]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Mali1
 
 
 
  Zimbabwe2
 
  Zimbabwe0 (4)
 
 
 
  Libya (p)0 (5)
 
  Gabon1 (2)
 
 
 
  Libya (p)1 (4)
 
  Libya (p)0 (4)
 
 
 
  Ghana0 (3)
 
  Ghana1
 
 
 
  DR Congo0
 
  Ghana (p)0 (4)
 
 
 
  Nigeria0 (1) Third place
 
  Morocco3
 
 
 
  Nigeria (aet)4
 
  Zimbabwe0
 
 
  Nigeria1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Morocco  3–4 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Moutouali   33'40'
Iajour   37'
Report Ogonna   49'
Ali   56'
Uzoenyi   90'
Ibrahim   111'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

Mali  1–2  Zimbabwe
Sinayoko   89' Report Sithole   11'
Mahachi   56'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Aboubacar Mario Bangoura (Guinea)

Gabon  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Libya
Cousin   73' (pen.) Report Omar   50'
Penalties
Engozo'o Avebe  
Djissikadié  
Cousin  
Sokambi  
2–4 Saleh  
Ghanodi  
Abushnaf  
Fadel  
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Juste Zio (Burkina Faso)

Ghana  1–0  DR Congo
Adusei   68' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

Semi-finalsEdit

Zimbabwe  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Libya
Report
Penalties
Chipeta  
Phiri  
Sithole  
Moyo  
Zvirekwi  
Ncube  
Jaure  
Ali  
4–5 Abushnaf  
Al Ghanodi  
Mahfud  
Fetori  
Salama  
Sabbou  
Elgadi  
Nashnoush  
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Ghana  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Nigeria
Report
Penalties
Akuffu  
Annorbaah  
Ainooson  
Attobrah  
4–1 Uzoenyi  
Kwambe  
Ogonna  
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Third place matchEdit

Zimbabwe  0–1  Nigeria
Report Obiozor   85'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)

FinalEdit

  Libya0–0  Ghana
Report
Penalties
Al Badri  
Al Mahdi  
Al Maghasi  
Elgadi  
Omar  
El Trbi  
4–3 Akuffu  
Ainooson  
Attobrah  
Saka  
Owusu  
Joshua  
Attendance: 16,505
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)

Player awardsEdit

Golden boot
Player of the tournament

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Prize moneyEdit

The winner of the 3rd Edition of Orange African Nations Championship in South Africa pocketed USD 750, 000 while the runner-up got USD 400,000. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed the prize money ahead of the knock-out phase of CHAN 2014 tournament which took place in South Africa from 11- January till 1 February.

A total of 16 national shared $3.2 million, the rest of the prizes are as follows.[9]

Description USD Total
Winner 750,000 750,000
Runner-up 400,000 400,000
Losing semi-finalists 250,000 500,000
Losing quarter-finalists 175,000 700,000
3rd in group 125,000 500,000
4th in group 100,000 400,000
Total 3,250,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee on hosting of Junior and Senior CAF Competitions". Confederation of African Football. 27 September 2011. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ "South Africa replace Libya as 2013 Nations Cup hosts". BBC. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. ^ "FIFA upgrades status of CHAN tournament, CAF moves 2015 AFCON draw to April". ionigeria.com. 11 January 2014. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ Mosala, Thabiso (11 January 2014). "Hayatou all but confirms Fifa's A-level decision". Goal.com. South Africa. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ "CHAN 2014: Caf to look at regulation changes". BBC. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Final 16 Concluded For CHAN". Cafonline. 9 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Cabinet names Afcon host cities". Supersport. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Regulations of the African Nations Championship" (PDF). Cafonline.com.
  9. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/competition/african-nations-championship_2014/news/19247-32-million-dollars-prize-money-for-orange-chan-2014.html

External linksEdit