2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
The 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations was the 5th edition of the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, the quadrennial international futsal championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men's national teams of Africa. The tournament was held in South Africa between 15–24 April 2016. A total of eight teams played in the tournament.
|Host country||South Africa|
|Dates||15–24 April 2016|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Morocco (1st title)|
|Goals scored||99 (6.19 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane (10 goals)|
|Fair play award||Mozambique|
Same as previous editions, the tournament acted as the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup (except for 2012 when a separate qualifying tournament was organized as the 2011 African Futsal Championship was cancelled). The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia as the CAF representatives.
On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the African Futsal Championship to the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, similar to the football version, Africa Cup of Nations.
South Africa qualified automatically as hosts, and Egypt also qualified automatically as the highest-placed African team in the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup, while the remaining six spots were determined by the qualifying rounds, which took take place in December 2015.
The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Team||Appearance||Previous best performance|
|Angola||2nd||Group stage (2008)|
|Egypt||5th||Champions (1996, 2000, 2004)|
|South Africa (hosts)||4th||Fourth place (2000)|
|Tunisia||2nd||Group stage (2008)|
|Zambia||2nd||Group stage (2008)|
|Ellis Park Arena||Wembley Indoor Stadium|
|Capacity: 6,300||Capacity: 2,000|
Each squad could contain a maximum of 14 players.
The draw for the final tournament of the competition took place on 17 February 2016, 11:00 UTC+2, at the Southern Sun Hotel OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four. For the draw, the hosts South Africa were seeded in position A1 and Egypt were seeded in position B1. The remaining six teams were drawn from one pot to fill the other positions in the two groups.
The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals.
- Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned;
- Goal difference in games between the teams concerned;
- Goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
- If, after applying criteria 1 to 3 to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the two teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 7 apply;
- Goal difference in all games;
- Goals scored in all games;
- Drawing of lots.
|4||South Africa (H)||3||1||0||2||8||14||−6||3|
|Renaldo Donnelly 11', 35'
Nwashokwe Gift Mashaba 18'
Radlin Dwayne Sanssoucie 19'
|Report||Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane 3', 15', 28'
José Da Silva Uetimane 8'
Amin Claudio Basilio Dale 9'
Flavio Boavida Chauque 38'
Ziraldo Joca Antonio Daniel 39'
|Adrian Chama 8', 12', 31'
Kelvin Kangwa 32'
|Report||Zoubeir Amimi 9'
Bilel Ajmi 11'
|Renaldo Donnelly 26'
Wiseman Cele 28'
Nwashokwe Gift Mashaba 34'
|Riadh Feker 17'||Report||Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane 18', 33'
Amin Claudio Basilio Dale 28', 39'
|Bilel Ajmi 21', 29', 37'
Zoubeir Amimi 36', 39', 39'
Moez Bacouche 37'
|Report||Renaldo Donnelly 2' (pen.)|
|Mario Jona Junior 9'
Flavio Boavida Chauque 15', 24'
Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane 27'
|Report||Adrian Chama 7', 36'
Chanda Brian Chungu 14'
Boniface Ndhlovu 37'
|Paulo Alberto Ribeiro 20'
Quissanga Alberto De Almeida 24'
|Report||Saad Knia 4'
Artur Saddam Samuel Dasilva 26' (o.g.)
Adil Habil 36'
Soufiane El Mesrar 37', 40'
|Mostafa Nader Rezk 3'
Mostafa Eid Mohamed 16', 21'
Ibrahim Magdy Ibrahim 39'
|Report||Mario Jose Nogueira Antonio 39'
Osvaldo Saturnino Gama Inacio 39'
|Bilal Bakkali 18', 23'
Mohamed Jouad 28'
|Report||Mohamed Ibrahim Shahout 32'
Rabia Abdelrahim 38'
|Mostafa Eid Mohamed 14' (o.g.)
Adil Habil 35'
|Report||Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader 12', 30'
Mostafa Eid Mohamed 33'
In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time would be played (two periods of 5 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 would be played.
|22 April – Johannesburg|
|24 April – Johannesburg|
|22 April – Johannesburg|
|24 April – Johannesburg|
|Mozambique (p)||5 (2)|
Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
|Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane 39'||Report||Soufiane El Mesrar 13'
Saad Knia 22'
Adil Habil 26' (pen.), 38'
|Mostafa Eid Mohamed 11', 11', 13'
Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader 17'
Mohamed Mokhtar Mohamed 29'
|Report||Boniface Ndhlovu 19'
Michelo Kaampwe 27', 35'
Donald Phiri 30' (pen.)
Third place play-offEdit
Winner qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
|Flavio Boavida Chauque 3'
Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane 5', 8', 34'
Amin Claudio Basilio Dale 35'
|Report||Enock Shanchebo 4'
Ricardo Jorge Da Conceicao Ferreira 7' (o.g.)
Michelo Kaampwe 25'
Nobet Mwinga 32'
Kenneth Chulu 40'
|Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane
Ziraldo Joca Antonio Daniel
Amin Claudio Basilio Dale
|2–1|| Michelo Kaampwe
|2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations|
The three best ranked teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.
|7||South Africa (H)||3||1||0||2||8||14||−6||3|
Qualified teams for FIFA Futsal World CupEdit
The following three teams from CAF qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in tournament1|
|Morocco||22 April 2016||1 (2012)|
|Egypt||22 April 2016||5 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)|
|Mozambique||24 April 2016||0 (debut)|
- 1 Bold indicates champion for that year. Italic indicates host for that year.
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