2016 African Nations Championship
The 2016 African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2016) was the 4th edition of the African Nations Championship, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men's national teams of Africa featuring exclusively players from their respective national leagues. The tournament was held in Rwanda between 16 January and 7 February 2016. A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.
|2016 Orange African Nations Championship|
Championnat d'Afrique des nations de football 2016
|Dates||16 January – 7 February 2016|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||DR Congo (2nd title)|
|Third place||Ivory Coast|
|Goals scored||80 (2.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Elia Meschak|
(4 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Elia Meschak|
|Best goalkeeper||Ley Matampi|
|Fair play award||DR Congo|
This edition is the first time that all group runners-up made it into the semi-finals.
Rwanda qualified automatically as hosts, while the remaining 15 spots were determined by the qualifying rounds, which took place from June to October 2015.
|Team||Zone||Appearance||Previous best performance|
|Morocco||Northern Zone||2nd||Quarter-finals (2014)|
|Guinea||Zone West A||1st||Debut|
|Ivory Coast||Zone West B||3rd||Group stage (2009, 2011)|
|Nigeria||2nd||Third place (2014)|
|Cameroon||Central Zone||2nd||Quarter-finals (2011)|
|DR Congo||4th||Champions (2009)|
|Ethiopia||Central-East Zone||2nd||Group stage (2014)|
|Rwanda (hosts)||2nd||Group stage (2011)|
|Uganda||3rd||Group stage (2011, 2014)|
|Angola||Southern Zone||2nd||Runners-up (2011)|
|Zambia||2nd||Third place (2009)|
|Zimbabwe||4th||Fourth place (2014)|
Four stadiums were approved by the CAF.
|Amahoro Stadium||Stade Régional Nyamirambo|
|Capacity: 30,000||Capacity: 22,000|
|Stade Huye||Umuganda Stadium|
|Capacity: 20,000||Capacity: 5,000|
Each squad could contain a maximum of 23 players. Only national team players who were playing in their country's own domestic league were eligible to compete in the tournament. For example, a Rwandan player was only eligible to play for the Rwanda national team if he was playing for a Rwandan club.
The draw for the final tournament of the competition took place on 15 November 2015 (brought forward from 18 November), 18:30 CAT (UTC+2), in Kigali, Rwanda. The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four.
- 7 points for winner
- 5 points for runner-up
- 3 points for semi-finalists
- 2 points for quarter-finalists
- 1 point for group stage
Based on the formula above, the four pots were allocated as follows:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-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.
|1||Rwanda (H)||3||2||0||1||4||5||−1||6||Knockout stage|
|Sugira 42', 47'||Report||Boupendza 54'|
|Report||Zakri 45' (pen.)|
|Mouaoui 15', 43'
Kimwaki 84' (o.g.)
|Tesfaye 74'||Report||Papel 54', 72'|
|Akaïchi 33', 50'||Report||Al. Camara 40', 87'|
Chikatara 75', 81', 90'
|Akaïchi 69'||Report||Chikatara 52'|
|M. Moussa 37'
A. Moussa 49'
K. Bangoura 78'
|Report||Bguir 5', 39'
Ben Amor 80'
Miya 40' (pen.)
|Sserunkuma 90+3'||Report||Manondo 49'|
In the knockout stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time would be 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 would be played.
|30 January – Kigali|
|3 February – Kigali|
|DR Congo (a.e.t.)||2|
|DR Congo (p)||1 (5)|
|31 January – Gisenyi|
|7 February – Kigali|
|Guinea (p)||0 (5)|
|31 January – Kigali|
|4 February – Kigali|
|30 January – Butare|
|Ivory Coast||0||Third place|
|7 February – Kigali|
|Ivory Coast (a.e.t.)||3|
|Rwanda||1–2 (a.e.t.)||DR Congo|
|Sugira 57'||Report||Gikanji 11'
|Cameroon||0–3 (a.e.t.)||Ivory Coast|
|Moncer 14'||Report||Dieng 70' (pen.)
|4–5|| I. Bangoura
|DR Congo||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Guinea|
|Bolingi 102'||Report||Sankhon 120+1'|
|5–4|| I. Bangoura
Third place play-offEdit
|Ab. Camara 85'||Report||Youla 31' (o.g.)
Below is the list of goalscorers.
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Moumi Ngamaleu
- Samuel Nlend
- Merveille Bokadi
- Botuli Bompunga
- Doxa Gikanji
- Guy Lusadisu
- Héritier Luvumbu
- Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele
- Nelson Munganga
- Seyoum Tesfaye
- Aaron Boupendza
- Franck Obambou
- Kilé Bangoura
- Aboubacar Leo Camara
- Aboubacar Iyanga Sylla
- Essis Aka
- Djobo Atcho
- Gbagnon Badie
- Treika Blé
- Guiza Djédjé
- Serge N'Guessan
- Yannick Zakri
- Yves Bissouma
- Abdoulaye Diarra
- Aliou Dieng
- Sékou Koïta
- Hamidou Sinayoko
- Moussa Sissoko
- Mohamed Aziz
- Abdeladim Khadrouf
- Adebayor Zakari Adje
- Adamou Moussa
- Mossi Issa Moussa
- Osas Okoro
- Emery Bayisenge
- Hegman Ngomirakiza
- Mohamed Ben Amor
- Hichem Essifi
- Mohamed Ali Moncer
- Farouk Miya
- Joseph Ochaya
- Geofrey Serunkuma
- Isaac Chansa
- Christopher Katongo
- William Manondo
- 1 own goal
Below is the list of awards.
- Best Player: Elia Meschak (DR Congo)
- Top scorer: Elia Meschak (DR Congo): 4 goals and two assist
- Goal of the Tournament: Serge N'Guessan (Côte d’Ivoire) against Cameroon
- Fair Play Trophy: DR Congo
- Best XI
- Goalkeeper: Ley Matampi (DR Congo)
- Defenders: Abdoul Karim Danté (Mali), Joël Kimwaki (DR Congo), Cheick Ibrahim Comara (Côte d’Ivoire), Mohamed Youla (Guinea)
- Midfielders: Ibrahima Sory Sankhon (Guinea), Mechack Elia (DR Congo), N’Guessan Serge (Côte d’Ivoire), Hamidou Sinayoko (Mali)
- Forwards: Jonathan Bolingi (DR Congo), Sekou Koïta (Mali)
- Substitutes: Badra Ali Sangaré (Côte d’Ivoire), Djigui Diarra (Mali), Lomalisa Mutambala (DR Congo), Heritier Luvumbu (DR Congo), Daouda Camara (Guinea), Aka Essis (Côte d’Ivoire), Ernest Sugira (Rwanda), Ahmed Akaïchi (Tunisia), Elvis Chisom Chikataba (Nigeria), Christopher Katongo (Zambia)
Below is the final ranking.
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