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.[1]

2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
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Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
CityJohannesburg
Dates15–24 April 2016
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Morocco (1st title)
Runners-up Egypt
Third place Mozambique
Fourth place Zambia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored99 (6.19 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mozambique Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane (10 goals)
Fair play award Mozambique
2011
2020

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.[2]

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.[3]

Champions Morocco, runners-up Egypt and third-placed Mozambique qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup as the CAF representatives.[4]

QualificationEdit

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.

Qualified teamsEdit

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)
  Libya 3rd Champions (2008)
  Morocco 4th Runners-up (2000)
  Mozambique 3rd Runners-up (2004)
  South Africa (hosts) 4th Fourth place (2000)
  Tunisia 2nd Group stage (2008)
  Zambia 2nd Group stage (2008)

VenuesEdit

The matches were played at the Ellis Park Arena and the Wembley Indoor Stadium in Johannesburg.[5]

Johannesburg
Ellis Park Arena Wembley Indoor Stadium
Capacity: 6,300 Capacity: 2,000

SquadsEdit

Each squad could contain a maximum of 14 players.[6]

Group stageEdit

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.[7] 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.[8]

The top two teams of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers would be applied in the following order:[6]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned;
  3. Goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
  4. 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;
  5. Goal difference in all games;
  6. Goals scored in all games;
  7. Drawing of lots.

All times were local, SAST (UTC+2).[9]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mozambique 3 2 1 0 15 9 +6 7 Knockout stage
2   Zambia 3 1 1 1 8 9 −1 4
3   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 10 9 +1 3
4   South Africa (H) 3 1 0 2 8 14 −6 3
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
South Africa  4–7  Mozambique
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'
Referee: Ahmed Ali (Libya)
Zambia  4–2  Tunisia
Adrian Chama   8'12'31'
Kelvin Kangwa   32'
Report Zoubeir Amimi   9'
Bilel Ajmi   11'
Referee: Mohamed Hassan Hassan Ahmed Youssef (Egypt)

South Africa  3–0  Zambia
Renaldo Donnelly   26'
Wiseman Cele   28'
Nwashokwe Gift Mashaba   34'
Report
Referee: Paul Akpome Umuago (Nigeria)
Tunisia  1–4  Mozambique
Riadh Feker   17' Report Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane   18'33'
Amin Claudio Basilio Dale   28'39'
Referee: José Francisco Katemo Katchingavisa (Angola)

Tunisia  7–1  South Africa
Bilel Ajmi   21'29'37'
Zoubeir Amimi   36'39'39'
Moez Bacouche   37'
Report Renaldo Donnelly   2' (pen.)
Referee: Khalid Hnich (Morocco)
Mozambique  4–4  Zambia
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'
Referee: Mohamed Hassan Hassan Ahmed Youssef (Egypt)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Knockout stage
2   Morocco 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 6
3   Libya 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
4   Angola 3 0 0 3 6 13 −7 0
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Egypt  0–0  Libya
Report
Referee: Moez Ben Salem (Tunisia)
Angola  2–5  Morocco
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'
Referee: Adalbert Diouf (Senegal)

Egypt  4–2  Angola
Mostafa Nader Rezk   3'
Mostafa Eid Mohamed   16'21'
Ibrahim Magdy Ibrahim   39'
Report Mario Jose Nogueira Antonio   39'
Osvaldo Saturnino Gama Inacio   39'
Referee: Almoiz Ahmed Mohamed (Sudan)
Morocco  3–2  Libya
Bilal Bakkali   18'23'
Mohamed Jouad   28'
Report Mohamed Ibrahim Shahout   32'
Rabia Abdelrahim   38'
Referee: Theodore Yves Eyebe Messoa (Cameroon)

Morocco  2–3  Egypt
Mostafa Eid Mohamed   14' (o.g.)
Adil Habil   35'
Report Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader   12'30'
Mostafa Eid Mohamed   33'
Referee: Almoiz Ahmed Mohamed (Sudan)
Libya  4–2  Angola
Salem Mustafa Aghila   2'10'22'
Mohamed Suleiman Ghaeb   7'
Report Artur Saddam Samuel Dasilva   25'
Mario Jose Nogueira Antonio   36'
Referee: Moez Ben Salem (Tunisia)

Knockout stageEdit

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.[6]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
22 April – Johannesburg
 
 
  Mozambique1
 
24 April – Johannesburg
 
  Morocco4
 
  Morocco3
 
22 April – Johannesburg
 
  Egypt2
 
  Egypt5
 
 
  Zambia4
 
Third place
 
 
24 April – Johannesburg
 
 
  Mozambique (p)5 (2)
 
 
  Zambia5 (1)

Semi-finalsEdit

Winners qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Mozambique  1–4  Morocco
Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane   39' Report Soufiane El Mesrar   13'
Saad Knia   22'
Adil Habil   26' (pen.)38'
Referee: Moez Ben Salem (Tunisia)

Egypt  5–4  Zambia
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.)
Referee: Adalbert Diouf (Senegal)

Third place play-offEdit

Winner qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Mozambique  5–5  Zambia
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'
Penalties
Ricardo Lenio Mendes Muendane  
Ziraldo Joca Antonio Daniel  
Manuel Francisco  
Amin Claudio Basilio Dale  
2–1   Michelo Kaampwe
  Kenneth Chulu
  Adrian Chama
  Robby Phiri
Referee: Ahmed Ali (Libya)

FinalEdit

Morocco  3–2  Egypt
Mohamed Jouad   13'
Bilal Bakkali   19'
Adil Habil   38'
Report Mostafa Eid Mohamed   12'18'
Referee: José Francisco Katemo Katchingavisa (Angola)

WinnersEdit

 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations 
 
Morocco
1st title

Tournament rankingEdit

The three best ranked teams qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Morocco 5 4 0 1 17 10 +7 12 Champions
2   Egypt 5 3 1 1 14 11 +3 10 Runners-up
3   Mozambique 5 2 2 1 21 18 +3 8 Third place
4   Zambia 5 1 2 2 17 19 −2 5 Fourth place
5   Libya 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4 Eliminated in
group stage
6   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 10 9 +1 3
7   South Africa (H) 3 1 0 2 8 14 −6 3
8   Angola 3 0 0 3 6 13 −7 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fixtures for Women AFCON 2016 & Africa Futsal Cup of Nations 2016". CAF. 3 November 2015.
  2. ^ "La FIFA ratificó la distribución de plazas que corresponden a cada confederación" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee on 6 August 2015". CAF. 9 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique qualify for Colombia 2016". FIFA.com. 24 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). CAF.
  6. ^ a b c "Regulations of the Futsal Africa Cup of Nations" (PDF). CAF.
  7. ^ "Futsal African Cup of Nations South Africa: Results of Draw for Final Tournament". CAF. 17 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Procedure for the draw of the Futsal AFCON South Africa 2016". CAF. 16 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Fixtures of the Final Tournament of Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, SOUTH AFRICA 2016" (PDF). CAF.

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