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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.[1] A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.

2016 African Nations Championship
2016 Orange African Nations Championship
Championnat d'Afrique des nations de football 2016
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Tournament details
Host countryRwanda
Dates16 January – 7 February 2016
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions DR Congo (2nd title)
Runners-up Mali
Third place Ivory Coast
Fourth place Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored80 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Elia Meschak
Nigeria Chisom Chikatara
Tunisia Ahmed Akaïchi
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Elia Meschak
Best goalkeeperDemocratic Republic of the Congo Ley Matampi
Fair play award DR Congo
2014
2018
  Champion
  Runner-up
  Third place
  Fourth place
  Quarter-finals
  Group stage

This edition is the first time that all group runners-up made it into the semi-finals.

QualificationEdit

Rwanda qualified automatically as hosts, while the remaining 15 spots were determined by the qualifying rounds, which took place from June to October 2015.[2]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.[3] Defending champions Libya failed to qualify.

Team Zone Appearance Previous best performance
  Morocco Northern Zone 2nd Quarter-finals (2014)
  Tunisia 2nd Champions (2011)
  Guinea Zone West A 1st Debut
  Mali 3rd Quarter-finals (2014)
  Ivory Coast Zone West B 3rd Group stage (2009, 2011)
  Niger 2nd Quarter-finals (2011)
  Nigeria 2nd Third place (2014)
  Cameroon Central Zone 2nd Quarter-finals (2011)
  DR Congo 4th Champions (2009)
  Gabon 3rd Quarter-finals (2014)
  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)

VenuesEdit

Four stadiums were approved by the CAF.[4]

Kigali Kigali
Amahoro Stadium Stade Régional Nyamirambo
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 22,000
Butare Gisenyi
Stade Huye Umuganda Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 5,000

SquadsEdit

Each squad could contain a maximum of 23 players.[5] 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.

DrawEdit

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.[3][6] The 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four.[7]

The teams were seeded based on their results in the three most recent final tournaments: 2009 (multiplied by 1), 2011 (multiplied by 2), and 2014 (multiplied by 3):[8]

  • 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

Group stageEdit

The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-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:[5]

  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, CAT (UTC+2).[9]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Rwanda (H) 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6 Knockout stage
2   Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3   Morocco 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
4   Gabon 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Rwanda  1–0  Ivory Coast
Bayisenge   15' Report
Gabon  0–0  Morocco
Report

Rwanda  2–1  Gabon
Sugira   42'47' Report Boupendza   54'
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Morocco  0–1  Ivory Coast
Report Zakri   45' (pen.)
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Morocco  4–1  Rwanda
Mouaoui   15'43'
Aziz   23'
Khadrouf   38'
Report Ngomirakiza   27'
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)
Ivory Coast  4–1  Gabon
Aka   18'
Djédjé   65'
Boua   76'
Blé   83'
Report Obambou   50'
Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Cameroon 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Knockout stage
2   DR Congo 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
3   Angola 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4   Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
DR Congo  3–0  Ethiopia
Lusadisu   44'
Luvumbu   46'
Meschak   57'
Report
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
Angola  0–1  Cameroon
Report Atouba   23'
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

DR Congo  4–2  Angola
Munganga   8'
Meschak   18'
Bolingi   38'
Bokadi   82'
Report Gelson   75'
Kimwaki   84' (o.g.)
Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)
Cameroon  0–0  Ethiopia
Report
Referee: Denis Dembele (Ivory Coast)

Cameroon  3–1  DR Congo
Atouba   40'
Ngamaleu   51'
Nlend   63'
Report Mundele   47'
Referee: Hamada Nampiandra (Madagascar)
Ethiopia  1–2  Angola
Tesfaye   74' Report Papel   54'72'
Referee: Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Tunisia 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5 Knockout stage
2   Guinea 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
3   Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
4   Niger 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Tunisia  2–2  Guinea
Akaïchi   33'50' Report Al. Camara   40'87'
Nigeria  4–1  Niger
Okoro   46'
Chikatara   75'81'90'
Report Adje   80'

Tunisia  1–1  Nigeria
Akaïchi   69' Report Chikatara   52'
Niger  2–2  Guinea
M. Moussa   37'
A. Moussa   49'
Report Sylla   38'
K. Bangoura   78'
Referee: Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi)

Niger  0–5  Tunisia
Report Bguir   5'39'
Akaïchi   78'
Ben Amor   80'
Essifi   90+1'
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyasa (Ethiopia)
Guinea  1–0  Nigeria
Sankhon   45' Report
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Zambia 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 Knockout stage
2   Mali 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Uganda 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
4   Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Zimbabwe  0–1  Zambia
Report Chansa   57'
Referee: Hudu Munyemana (Rwanda)
Mali  2–2  Uganda
Koïta   23'
Sinayoko   60'
Report Ochaya   11'
Miya   40' (pen.)

Zimbabwe  0–1  Mali
Report Sissoko   82'
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)
Uganda  0–1  Zambia
Report Katongo   41'
Referee: Juste Ephrem Zio (Burkina Faso)

Uganda  1–1  Zimbabwe
Sserunkuma   90+3' Report Manondo   49'
Zambia  0–0  Mali
Report

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 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.[5]

PenaltyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 January – Kigali
 
 
  Rwanda1
 
3 February – Kigali
 
  DR Congo (a.e.t.)2
 
  DR Congo (p)1 (5)
 
31 January – Gisenyi
 
  Guinea1 (4)
 
  Zambia0 (4)
 
7 February – Kigali
 
  Guinea (p)0 (5)
 
  DR Congo3
 
31 January – Kigali
 
  Mali0
 
  Tunisia1
 
4 February – Kigali
 
  Mali2
 
  Mali1
 
30 January – Butare
 
  Ivory Coast0 Third place
 
  Cameroon0
 
7 February – Kigali
 
  Ivory Coast (a.e.t.)3
 
  Guinea1
 
 
  Ivory Coast2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Rwanda  1–2 (a.e.t.)  DR Congo
Sugira   57' Report Gikanji   11'
Bompunga   114'

Cameroon  0–3 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
Report Boua   95'
Atcho   102'
N'Guessan   112'
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

Tunisia  1–2  Mali
Moncer   14' Report Dieng   70' (pen.)
Diarra   80'

Semi-finalsEdit

DR Congo  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Guinea
Bolingi   102' Report Sankhon   120+1'
Penalties
Kimwaki  
Tulengi  
Miche  
Bolingi  
Lomalisa  
Gikanji  
Meschak  
5–4   I. Bangoura
  Sankhon
  Ab. Camara
  Thiam
  K. Bangoura
  D. Camara
  Youla
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)

Mali  1–0  Ivory Coast
Bissouma   88' Report

Third place play-offEdit

Guinea  1–2  Ivory Coast
Ab. Camara   85' Report Youla   31' (o.g.)
Badie   35'
Referee: Hudu Munyemana (Rwanda)

FinalEdit

DR Congo  3–0  Mali
Meschak   29'61'
Bolingi   73'
Report

GoalscorersEdit

AwardsEdit

Below is the list of awards.[11]

  • 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)

Final rankingEdit

Below is the final ranking.[12]

  1.   DR Congo
  2.   Mali
  3.   Ivory Coast
  4.   Guinea
  5.   Zambia
  6.   Cameroon
  7.   Rwanda
  8.   Tunisia
  9.   Nigeria
  10.   Morocco
  11.   Angola
  12.   Uganda
  13.   Zimbabwe
  14.   Gabon
  15.   Ethiopia
  16.   Niger

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Komugisha, Usher (17 February 2015). "CAF sets dates for CHAN 2016". SuperSport. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ "CAF Full Calendar". CAFonline.com. 28 February 2015. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "CHAN draw advanced on 15th November". CAF. 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ "CAF approves four stadiums for 2016 CHAN". African Football. 10 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Regulations of the African Nations Championship" (PDF). CAF.
  6. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee on 6 August 2015". CAF. 9 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Tricky draw for host Rwanda". CAF. 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Procedure for the final tournament draw". CAF. 14 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Fixtures of the final tournament" (PDF). CAF.
  10. ^ "Orange CHAN 2016: Scorers chart". CAFonline.com. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Orange CHAN 2016: Awards and Best XI". CAFonline.com. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Orange CHAN 2016: Statistics". CAFonline.com. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

External linksEdit