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The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the African Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003. Since 1991, age limit for men teams is under-23, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics.

Football at the African Games
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Founded1965
RegionCAF (Africa)
Number of teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Current championsM:  Senegal (1st title)
W:  Ghana (1st title)
Most successful team(s)M:  Cameroon (4 titles)
W:  Nigeria (2 titles)
Football at the 2019 African Games

Contents

Men's tournamentEdit

SummariesEdit

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1965
Details
Brazzaville, Congo  
Congo
0–0
after two extra time
(7–2)
match won by corner kicks obtained
 
Mali
 
Ivory Coast
1–0  
Algeria
1969 Bamako, Mali Disrupted by military coup Disrupted by military coup
1973
Details
Lagos, Nigeria  
Nigeria
2–0  
Guinea
 
Egypt
2–1  
Ghana
1978
Details
Algiers, Algeria  
Algeria
1–0  
Nigeria
 
Ghana
1–0  
Malawi
1987
Details
Nairobi, Kenya  
Egypt
1–0  
Kenya
 
Malawi
3–1  
Cameroon
1991
Details
Cairo, Egypt  
Cameroon
1–0  
Tunisia
 
Nigeria
3–0  
Zimbabwe
1995
Details
Harare, Zimbabwe  
Egypt
3–1  
Zimbabwe
 
Nigeria
1–1
(4–1)
on penalties
 
Guinea
1999
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa  
Cameroon
0–0
(4–3)
on penalties
 
Zambia
 
South Africa
2–0  
Uganda
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria  
Cameroon
2–0  
Nigeria
 
Ghana
2–2
(4–1)
on penalties
 
Zambia
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria  
Cameroon
1–0  
Guinea
 
Tunisia
1–0  
Zambia
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique  
Ghana
1–1
(4–2)

on penalties
 
South Africa
 
Cameroon
1–1
(5–4)
on penalties
 
Senegal
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo  
Senegal
1–0  
Burkina Faso
 
Nigeria
0–0
(5–3)
on penalties
 
Congo
2019
Details
Rabat, Morocco

*Under-23 tournament since 1991.

Performances by countries for menEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Cameroon 4 (1991, 1999, 2003, 2007) 1 (2011) 1 (1987)
  Egypt 2 (1987, 1995) 1 (1973)
  Nigeria 1 (1973) 2 (1978, 2003) 3 (1991, 1995, 2015)
  Ghana 1 (2011) 2 (1978, 2003) 1 (1973)
  Algeria 1 (1978) 1 (1965)
  Congo 1 (1965) 1 (2015)
  Senegal 1 (2015) 1 (2011)
  Guinea 2 (1973, 2007) 1 (1995)
  South Africa 1 (2011) 1 (1999)
  Tunisia 1 (1991) 1 (2007)
  Burkina Faso 1 (2015)
  Zambia 1 (1999) 2 (2003, 2007)
  Zimbabwe 1 (1987) 1 (1991)
  Kenya 1 (1987)
  Mali 1 (1965)
  Malawi 1 (1978) 1 (1987)
  Ivory Coast 1 (1965)
  Uganda 1 (1999)

Participating nationsEdit

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 1965 73 78 87 91 95 99 2003 07 11 15 Years
  Algeria 4 Y 1 Y Y Y Y 7
  Burkina Faso Y 2 2
  Cameroon Y 4 1 1 1 1 3 7
  Congo 1 Y Y 4 4
  DR Congo Y 1
  Ivory Coast 3 Y Y 3
  Egypt 3 w/o 1 Y 1 Y Y 7
  Ghana 4 3 3 Y 1 Y 6
  Guinea 2 4 2 3
  Kenya 2 1
  Libya dq 1
  Madagascar Y Y 2
  Malawi 4 3 2
  Mali 2 Y Y Y 4
  Mauritius Y Y Y 3
  Mozambique Y 1
  Nigeria 1 2 3 3 2 3 6
  Senegal Y Y 4 1 4
  South Africa 3 Y Y 2 4
  Sudan Y 1
  Tanzania Y 1
  Togo Y 1
  Tunisia Y 2 3 3
  Uganda Y Y 4 Y 4
  Zambia Y 2 4 4 4
  Zimbabwe 4 2 Y 3
Total nations 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 7

Women's tournamentEdit

SummariesEdit

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria  
Nigeria
1–0  
South Africa
 
Cameroon
1–0  
Mali
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria  
Nigeria
4–0  
South Africa
 
Ghana
3–1  
Algeria
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique  
Cameroon
1–0  
Ghana
 
Algeria
3–0  
South Africa
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo  
Ghana
1–0  
Cameroon
 
Ivory Coast
2–1  
Nigeria
2019
Details
Rabat, Morocco

Performances by countries for womenEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Nigeria 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (2015)
  Cameroon 1 (2011) 1 (2015) 1 (2003)
  Ghana 1 (2015) 1 (2011) 1 (2007)
  South Africa 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (2011)
  Algeria 1 (2011)
  Ivory Coast 1 (2015)
  Mali 1 (2003)

Participating nationsEdit

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2003 07 11 15 Years
  Algeria Y 4 3 3
  Cameroon 3 1 2 3
  Congo Y 1
  DR Congo Y 1
  Ethiopia Y Y 2
  Ghana 3 2 1 3
  Guinea Y 1
  Ivory Coast 3 1
  Mali 4 1
  Mozambique Y 1
  Nigeria 1 1 4 3
  Senegal Y 1
  South Africa 2 2 4 Y 4
  Tanzania Y Y 2
  Zimbabwe Y Y 2
Total nations 8 6 8 7

Medal tableEdit

OverallEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cameroon (CMR)5128
2  Nigeria (NGR)3238
3  Ghana (GHA)2136
4  Egypt (EGY)2013
5  Algeria (ALG)1012
6  Republic of the Congo (CGO)1001
  Senegal (SEN)1001
8  South Africa (RSA)0314
9  Guinea (GUI)0202
10  Tunisia (TUN)0112
11  Burkina Faso (BUR)0101
  Kenya (KEN)0101
  Mali (MLI)0101
  Zambia (ZAM)0101
  Zimbabwe (ZIM)0101
16  Ivory Coast (CIV)0022
17  Malawi (MAW)0011
Totals (17 nations)15151545

MenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cameroon4015
2  Egypt2013
3  Nigeria1236
4  Ghana1023
5  Algeria1001
  Congo1001
  Senegal1001
8  Guinea0202
9  South Africa0112
  Tunisia0112
11  Burkina Faso0101
  Kenya0101
  Mali0101
  Zambia0101
  Zimbabwe0101
16  Ivory Coast0011
  Malawi0011
Totals (17 nations)11111133

WomenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria2002
2  Cameroon1113
  Ghana1113
4  South Africa0202
5  Algeria0011
  Ivory Coast0011
Totals (6 nations)44412

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