1982 African Cup of Nations

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1982 African Cup of Nations
كأس الأمم الأفريقية لكرة القدم 1982

ACN 1982 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Libya
Dates 5−19 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (4th title)
Runners-up  Libya
Third place  Zambia
Fourth place  Algeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 32 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ghana George Alhassan (3 goals)
Best player Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi
1980
1984

The 1982 African Cup of Nations was the 13th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Libya. Just like in 1980, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Ghana won its fourth championship, beating Libya on penalty kicks 7-6 after a 1-1 draw.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Tripoli
Locations of the 1982 African Cup of Nations venues
Benghazi
June 11 Stadium March 28 Stadium
Capacity: 88,000 Capacity: 55,000
11 June Stadium BenTaher.jpg 28 March Stadium BenTaher 2007.jpg

Final tournament[edit]

First round[edit]

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Semi Finals.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Libya 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
 Cameroon 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
5 March 1982
Libya  2 – 2  Ghana
Jaranah Goal 58'
Al-Issawi Goal 76'
Report Goal 28' Alhassan
Goal 89' Opoku Nti
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 45,200
Referee: Sohan Ramlochun (Mauritius)

5 March 1982
Cameroon  1 – 1  Tunisia
M'Bida Goal 50' Report Goal 49' Gabsi
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

9 March 1982
Cameroon  0 – 0  Ghana
Report
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Mohamed Larache (Morocco)

9 March 1982
Libya  2 – 0  Tunisia
Seddik Goal 42' (o.g.)
Al-Al-Bor'osi Goal 83'
Report
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Kambaji Kabongo (Zaire)

12 March 1982
Ghana  1 – 0  Tunisia
Essien Goal 28' Report
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Idrissa Traoré (Mali)

12 March 1982
Libya  0 – 0  Cameroon
Report
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Babacar Fall (Senegal)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 Zambia 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 4
 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
 Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
7 March 1982
Nigeria  3 – 0  Ethiopia
Keshi Goal 27'82'
Adeshina Goal 40'
Report
28 March Stadium, Benghazi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bester Kalombo (Malawi)

7 March 1982
Algeria  1 – 0  Zambia
Merzekane Goal 85' Report
28 March Stadium, Benghazi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

10 March 1982
Zambia  1 – 0  Ethiopia
Munshya Goal 68' Report
28 March Stadium, Benghazi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bashir Mahamed Jama

10 March 1982
Algeria  2 – 1  Nigeria
Madjer Goal 45'
Assad Goal 65'
Report Goal 44' Isima

13 March 1982
Algeria  0 – 0  Ethiopia
Report
28 March Stadium, Benghazi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Hugues Opangault

13 March 1982
Zambia  3 – 0  Nigeria
Kaumba Goal 25'
Njovu Goal 80'
Fregene Goal 81' (o.g.)
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
16 March – Benghazi
  Ghana (aet)  3  
  Algeria  2  
 
19 March – Tripoli
      Ghana (p)  1 (7)
    Libya  1 (6)
Third place
16 March – Tripoli 18 March – Tripoli
  Libya  2   Zambia  2
  Zambia  1     Algeria  0

Semifinals[edit]

16 March 1982
Ghana  3 – 2
(a.e.t)
 Algeria
Alhassan Goal 64'103'
Opoku Nti Goal 90'
Report Goal 29' Zidane
Goal 62' Assad
28 March Stadium, Benghazi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bester Kalombo (Malawi)

16 March 1982
Libya  2 – 1  Zambia
Al-Beshari Goal 38'84' Report Goal 29' Kaumba
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Third place playoff[edit]

18 March 1982
Zambia  2 – 0  Algeria
Kaumba Goal 2'
Munshya Goal 25'
Report
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Cheikh Djibril MBaye (Senegal)

Final[edit]

19 March 1982
Ghana  1 – 1  Libya
Alhassan Goal 35' Report Goal 70' Al-Beshari
  Penalties  
7 – 6 Penalty scored Al-Beshari
Penalty scored Sola
Penalty scored Al-Ajeli
Penalty scored Ben-Suleiman
Penalty scored Al-Farjani
Penalty missed Ghonaïm
Penalty scored Jaranah
Penalty missed Zeiyu
11 June Stadium, Tripoli
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Sohan Ramlochun (Mauritius)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1982 Champions 

Ghana
4th title

Top scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Cameroon Thomas Nkono

Algeria Chaabane Merzekane
Ghana Sampson Lamptey
Ghana Haruna Yusif
Libya Ali Al-Beshari

Ghana George Alhassan
Ghana Samuel Opoku Nti
Ghana Emmanuel Quarshie
Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi

Algeria Salah Assad
Algeria Rabah Madjer

External links[edit]