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Football at the 1973 All-Africa Games

The 1973 All-Africa Games football tournament was the 2nd edition of the African Games men's football tournament for men. The football tournament was held in Lagos, Nigeria between 8–16 January 1973 as part of the 1973 All-Africa Games.

1973 All-Africa Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host country Nigeria
CityLagos
Dates8–16 January 1973
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up Guinea
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored65 (4.06 per match)
1965
1978

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the final tournament:

Zone Team
Hosts   Nigeria
Zone I   Algeria
Zone II   Guinea
Zone III   Ghana
Zone IV   Upper Volta
Zone V   Congo
Zone VI   Egypt
Zone VII   Tanzania

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 5
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 4
  Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 3
  Tanzania 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
Nigeria  4–2  Ghana
Igwe   (pen.)
Dombraye  
Oyarekhua   
Owusu  
Sam  
Attendance: 60 000
Algeria  4–2  Tanzania
Dahleb   29'56'
Dali   65'77'
Gobon   63'
Abderahmane   83'

Nigeria  2–2  Algeria
Njoku   36'
Oyarekhua   56'
Dali   50'75'
Ghana  1–0  Tanzania
 

Nigeria  2–1  Tanzania
    
Ghana  2–0  Algeria
Oppong   38' (pen.)
Sam   68'

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Guinea 3 3 0 0 12 4 +8 6
  Egypt 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 4
  Congo 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 2
  Upper Volta 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
Congo  3–0  Upper Volta
   
Guinea  4–1  Egypt
     Khalil   67'

Egypt  3–1  Congo
Bazouka  
Abo Greisha  
Darwish  
 
Guinea  3–2  Upper Volta
      

Guinea  5–1  Congo
       
Egypt  4–2  Upper Volta
Abo Greisha    
Gaafar  
  

Knockout phaseEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
14 January – Lagos
 
 
  Nigeria4
 
16 January – Lagos
 
  Egypt2
 
  Nigeria2
 
14 January – Ibadan
 
  Guinea0
 
  Guinea0
 
 
  Ghana1
 
Third place
 
 
16 January – Lagos
 
 
  Egypt2
 
 
  Ghana1

Semi-finalsEdit

Nigeria  4–2  Egypt
Oyarekhua   
Olayombo   
Gaafar   83'
Shehata   85' (pen.)

Guinea  2–1  Ghana

Third place playoffEdit

Egypt  2–1  Ghana
Abo Greisha  
Bazouka  
 

FinalEdit

Nigeria  2–0  Guinea
Oyarekhua   
Attendance: 60 000

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Nigeria (H) 5 4 1 0 14 7 +7 9
2   Guinea 5 4 0 1 14 7 +7 8
3   Egypt 5 3 0 2 12 12 0 6
4   Ghana 5 2 0 3 7 8 −1 4
Eliminated in the group stage
5   Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 3
6   Congo 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 2
7   Tanzania 3 0 0 3 3 7 −4 0
8   Upper Volta 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
Total 32 15 2 15 63 65 −2 32

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