1984 African Cup of Nations

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1984 African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1984
Tournament details
Host country Côte d'Ivoire
Dates 4 – 18 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Algeria
Fourth place  Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 39 (2.44 per match)
Top scorer(s) Egypt Taher Abouzaid
(4 goals)
Best player Cameroon Théophile Abega
1982
1986

The 1984 African Cup of Nations was the 14th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Côte d'Ivoire. Just like in 1982, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Cameroon won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 3−1.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Abidjan
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Locations of the 1984 African Cup of Nations venues
Bouaké
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stade Bouaké
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 35,000
StadeFHB.jpg Stade de la paix en reconstruction.PNG

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
 Togo 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
4 March 1984
Ivory Coast  3–0  Togo
Koffi Goal 27'
Fofana Goal 62'
Goba Goal 75'
Report

4 March 1984
Egypt  1–0  Cameroon
Abouzeid Goal 78' Report

7 March 1984
Cameroon  4–1  Togo
Djonkep Goal 7'
Abega Goal 21'61'
Aoudou Goal 45'
Report Moutairou Goal 56'

7 March 1984
Ivory Coast  1–2  Egypt
Miézan Goal 53' Report Abouzeid Goal 66'72'

10 March 1984
Egypt  0–0  Togo
Report

10 March 1984
Ivory Coast  0–2  Cameroon
Report Milla Goal 42'
Djonkep Goal 61'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
 Malawi 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
5 March 1984
Ghana  1–2  Nigeria
Opoku N'ti Goal 19' Report Nwosu Goal 13'
Ehilegbu Goal 31'
Stade Bouaké, Bouaké
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

5 March 1984
Algeria  3–0  Malawi
Bouiche Goal 29'
Belloumi Goal 36'
Fergani Goal 38'
Report
Stade Bouaké, Bouaké
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

8 March 1984
Malawi  2–2  Nigeria
Waya Goal 7' (pen.)
Msiya Goal 35'
Report Temile Goal 39'41'
Stade Bouaké, Bouaké
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Hassan Abdel Hafiz (Sudan)

8 March 1984
Algeria  2–0  Ghana
Menad Goal 75'
Bensaoula Goal 85'
Report
Stade Bouaké, Bouaké
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Mohamed Bahhou (Morocco)

11 March 1984
Algeria  0–0  Nigeria
Report
Stade Bouaké, Bouaké
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Karim Camara (Guinea)

11 March 1984
Ghana  1–0  Malawi
Amphadu Goal 32' Report
Stade Bouaké, Bouaké
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Salem Mohamed Adal (Libya)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
14 March – Abidjan
   Egypt (p)   2 (7)  
   Nigeria   2 (8)  
 
18 March – Abidjan
       Nigeria   1
     Cameroon   3
Third place
14 March – Abidjan 17 March – Abidjan
   Algeria (p)   0 (4)    Egypt   1
   Cameroon   0 (5)      Algeria   3

Semifinals[edit]

14 March 1984
Egypt  2–2  Nigeria
Suleiman Goal 25'
Abouzeid Goal 38'
Report Keshi Goal 43' (pen.)
Bala Goal 75'
  Penalties  
7–8

14 March 1984
Algeria  0–0  Cameroon
Report
  Penalties  
Guendouz Penalty missed 4–5

Third place match[edit]

17 March 1984
Algeria  3–1  Egypt
Madjer Goal 67'
Belloumi Goal 70'
yahi Goal 88'
Report Abdelghani Goal 74' (pen.)

Final[edit]

18 March 1984
Cameroon  3–1  Nigeria
N'Djeya Goal 32'
Abega Goal 79'
Ebongué Goal 84'
Report Lawal Goal 10'

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1984 Champions 

Cameroon
1st title

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Cameroon Joseph-Antoine Bell

Cameroon Isaac Sinkot
Egypt Ali Shehata
Egypt Ibrahim Youssef
Nigeria Stephen Keshi

Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Cameroon Théophile Abega
Egypt Taher Abouzaid
Nigeria Clement Temile

Algeria Djamel Menad
Malawi Clifton Msiya

External links[edit]