1980 African Cup of Nations

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1980 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Nigeria
Dates 8 − 22 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up  Algeria
Third place  Morocco
Fourth place  Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 33 (2.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) Morocco Khaled Labied
Nigeria Segun Odegbami
(3 goals)
Best player Nigeria Christian Chukwu
1978
1982

The 1980 African Cup of Nations was the 12th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Nigeria. Just like in 1978, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Nigeria won its first championship, beating Algeria in the final 3−0.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Lagos
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Locations of the 1980 African Cup of Nations venues
Ibadan
Surulere Stadium Liberty Stadium
Capacity: 55,000 Capacity: 35,000
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Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
 Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Tanzania 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
8 March 1980
Nigeria  3–1  Tanzania
Lawal Goal 11'
Onyedika Goal 35'
Odegbami Goal 85'
Report Mkambi Goal 54'
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Suleiman El Naim (Sudan)

8 March 1980
Egypt  2–1  Ivory Coast
Hammam Goal 8'
Mokhtar Goal 20'
Report Gome Goal 7'
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Joel Mondoka (Zambia)

12 March 1980
Egypt  2–1  Tanzania
Shehata Goal 32'
Nour Goal 38'
Report Goal 86' Waziri
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Sohan Ramlochun (Mauritius)

12 March 1980
Nigeria  0–0  Ivory Coast
Report

15 March 1980
Ivory Coast  1–1  Tanzania
Koma Goal 7' Report Waziri Goal 59'
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Diallo Bakaï (Cameroon)

15 March 1980
Nigeria  1–0  Egypt
Isima Goal 15' Report
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Gebreyesus Tesfaye (Ethiopia)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 5
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 3
 Guinea 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
9 March 1980
Ghana  0–0  Algeria
Report
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Youssef El Ghoul (Libya)

9 March 1980
Morocco  1–1  Guinea
Mustapha Goal 7' Report M. Camara Goal 8'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 40,000

13 March 1980
Algeria  1–0  Morocco
Belloumi Goal 90+3' Report
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ali Dridi (Tunisie)

13 March 1980
Ghana  1–0  Guinea
Klutse Goal 69' Report
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ngesa Gabriel Odengo (Kenya)

16 March 1980
Algeria  3–2  Guinea
Bensaoula Goal 12'49'
Benmiloudi Goal 37'
Report Diawara Goal 82'
Bangoura Goal 90+1'
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Idrissa Traoré (Mali)

16 March 1980
Morocco  1–0  Ghana
Labied Goal 44' Report
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals Final
19 March – Lagos
   Nigeria   1  
   Morocco   0  
 
22 March – Lagos
       Nigeria   3
     Algeria   0
Third place
19 March – Ibadan 21 March – Lagos
   Algeria (p)   2 (4)    Morocco   2
   Egypt   2 (2)      Egypt   0

Semi-finals[edit]

19 March 1980
Nigeria  1–0  Morocco
Owolabi Goal 9' Report
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Suleiman El Naim (Sudan)

19 March 1980
Algeria  2–2  Egypt
Assad Goal 55' (pen.)
Benmiloudi Goal 62'
Report El Khatib Goal 32'
El Sayed Goal 47'
  Penalties  
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Assad Penalty scored
4-2 Penalty scored Shehata
Penalty scored Mokhtar
Penalty missed El Khatib
Penalty missed Amer

Third place match[edit]

21 March 1980
Morocco  2–0  Egypt
Labied Goal 9'78' Report
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ngesa Gabriel Odengo (Kenya)

Final[edit]

22 March 1980
Nigeria  3–0  Algeria
Odegbami Goal 2'42'
Lawal Goal 50'
Report
Surulere Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Gebreyesus Tesfaye (Ethiopia)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1980 Champions 

Nigeria
1st title

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Nigeria Best Ogedegbe

Algeria Mustapha Kouici
Egypt Mohamed Salah El-Din
Guinea Moussa Camara
Nigeria Christian Chukwu

Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Algeria Ali Fergani
Egypt Mahmoud El Khatib
Egypt Shawki Ghareeb

Algeria Salah Assad
Nigeria Segun Odegbami

Scorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]