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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:  Burkina Faso (1st title)
W:  Nigeria (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)M:  Cameroon (4 titles)
W:  Nigeria (3 titles)
Football at the 2019 African Games

Men's tournamentEdit

SummariesEdit

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

on penalties
 
South Africa
 
Cameroon
1–1
(5–4)
on penalties
 
Senegal
2015
Details
 
Brazzaville
 
Senegal
1–0  
Burkina Faso
 
Nigeria
0–0
(5–3)
on penalties
 
Congo
2019
Details
 
Rabat
 
Burkina Faso
2–0  
Nigeria
 
Senegal
0–0
(4–3)
on penalties
 
Mali

*Under-23 tournament since 1991. *Under-20 for the 2019 edition.

Performances by countries for menEdit

Team Gold medals Silver medals Bronze medals Fourth place
  Cameroon 4 (1991, 1999, 2003, 2007) 1 (2011) 1 (1987)
  Egypt 2 (1987, 1995) 1 (1973)
  Nigeria 1 (1973) 3 (1978, 2003, 2019) 3 (1991, 1995, 2015)
  Burkina Faso 1 (2019) 1 (2015)
  Ghana 1 (2011) 2 (1978, 2003) 1 (1973)
  Senegal 1 (2015) 1 (2019) 1 (2011)
  Congo 1 (1965) 1 (2015)
  Algeria 1 (1978) 1 (1965)
  Guinea 2 (1973, 2007) 1 (1995)
  Tunisia 1 (1991) 1 (2007)
  South Africa 1 (2011) 1 (1999)
  Zambia 1 (1999) 2 (2003, 2007)
  Mali 1 (1965) 1 (2019)
  Zimbabwe 1 (1995) 1 (1991)
  Kenya 1 (1987)
  Malawi 1 (1987) 1 (1978)
  Ivory Coast 1 (1965)
  Uganda 1 (1999)

Participating nationsEdit

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

Nation 65 73 78 87 91 95 99 03 07 11 15 19 Years
  Algeria 4 Y 1 Y Y Y Y 7
  Burkina Faso Y 2 1 3
  Burundi Y 1
  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 Y 7
  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 5
  Mauritius Y Y Y 3
  Morocco Y 1
  Mozambique Y 1
  Nigeria 1 2 3 3 2 3 2 7
  Senegal Y Y 4 1 3 5
  South Africa 3 Y Y 2 Y 5
  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 8

Women's tournamentEdit

SummariesEdit

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

* Under-20 for the 2019 edition.

Performances by countries for womenEdit

Team Gold medals Silver medals Bronze medals Fourth place
  Nigeria 3 (2003, 2007, 2019) 1 (2015)
  Cameroon 1 (2011) 2 (2015, 2019) 1 (2003)
  Ghana 1 (2015) 1 (2011) 1 (2007)
  South Africa 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (2011)
  Algeria 1 (2011) 2 (2007, 2019)
  Ivory Coast 1 (2015)
  Morocco 1 (2019)
  Mali 1 (2003)

Participating nationsEdit

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

Nation 03 07 11 15 19 Years
  Algeria Y 4 3 4 4
  Cameroon 3 1 2 2 4
  Congo Y 1
  DR Congo Y 1
  Equatorial Guinea Y 1
  Ethiopia Y Y 2
  Ghana 3 2 1 3
  Guinea Y 1
  Ivory Coast 3 1
  Mali 4 Y 2
  Morocco 3 1
  Mozambique Y 1
  Nigeria 1 1 4 1 4
  Senegal Y 1
  South Africa 2 2 4 Y Y 5
  Tanzania Y Y 2
  Zambia Y 1
  Zimbabwe Y Y 2
Total nations 8 6 8 7 8

Medal tableEdit

OverallEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria (NGR)54413
2  Cameroon (CMR)5229
3  Ghana (GHA)2136
4  Egypt (EGY)2013
5  Burkina Faso (BUR)1102
6  Algeria (ALG)1012
  Senegal (SEN)1012
8  Republic of the Congo (CGO)1001
9  South Africa (RSA)0314
10  Guinea (GUI)0202
11  Tunisia (TUN)0112
12  Kenya (KEN)0101
  Mali (MLI)0101
  Zambia (ZAM)0101
  Zimbabwe (ZIM)0101
16  Ivory Coast (CIV)0022
17  Malawi (MAW)0011
  Morocco (MAR)0011
Totals (18 nations)18181854

MenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cameroon4015
2  Egypt2013
3  Nigeria1438
4  Burkina Faso1102
5  Ghana1023
6  Senegal1012
7  Algeria1001
  Congo1001
9  Guinea0202
10  South Africa0112
  Tunisia0112
12  Kenya0101
  Mali0101
  Zambia0101
  Zimbabwe0101
16  Ivory Coast0011
  Malawi0011
Totals (17 nations)12131237

WomenEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria3014
2  Cameroon1214
3  Ghana1113
4  South Africa0202
5  Algeria0011
  Ivory Coast0011
  Morocco0011
Totals (7 nations)55616

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