1986 African Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the qualifying process for the 1986 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Egypt, as hosts, and Cameroon, as title holders, qualified automatically.

Qualifying tournament[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]


Sierra Leone  2 – 0
(4 – 3 agg.)
 Gambia

Sierra Leone advanced to the First Round.


Mauritania  3 – 0
(4 – 3 agg.)
 Liberia

Mauritania advanced to the First Round.


Mali  1–0  Benin

Benin  2 – 2
(2 – 3 agg.)
 Mali

Mali advanced to the First Round.


Mozambique  3 – 0
(3 – 0 agg.)
 Mauritius

Mozambique advanced to the First Round.


Somalia  1–0  Kenya

Kenya  1 – 0
(1 – 1 agg.)
 Somalia
  Penalties  
4–3

Kenya won on penalties, and so advanced to the First Round.


Uganda  1 – 3
(2 – 3 agg.)
 Tanzania

Tanzania advanced to the First Round.


Zaire  2–0  Gabon

Gabon  1 – 1
(1 – 3 agg.)
 Zaire

Zaire advanced to the First Round.


Swaziland  1 – 5
(1 – 8 agg.)
 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe advanced to the First Round.

First round[edit]

8 March 1985
Algeria  4–0  Mauritania
Belloumi Goal 6' (pen)
Bouiche Goal 27'
Cisse Goal 58' (o.g.)
Menad Goal 68'
22 March 1985
Mauritania  1 – 1
(1 – 5 agg.)
 Algeria
Dieng Goal 19' Bouiche Goal 43'

Algeria advanced to the Second Round.


Zaire  0 – 0
(5 – 2 agg.)
 Congo-Brazzaville

Zaire advanced to the Second Round.


Mali  1 – 1
(1 – 7 agg.)
 Ivory Coast

Côte d'Ivoire advanced to the Second Round.


Ghana  1–1  Guinea

Guinea  1 – 4
(2 – 5 agg.)
 Ghana

Ghana advanced to the Second Round.


Libya  2–0  Tunisia

Tunisia  1 – 0
(1 – 2 agg.)
 Libya

Libya advanced to the Second Round.


Zimbabwe  5 – 2
(6 – 2 agg.)
 Madagascar

Zimbabwe advanced to the Second Round.


Mozambique  1 – 1
(2 – 2 agg.)
 Malawi
  Penalties  
6–5

Mozambique won on penalties, and so advanced to the Second Round.


Togo  0–1  Senegal

Senegal  1 – 1
(2 – 1 agg.)
 Togo

Senegal advanced to the Second Round.

Kenya advanced to the Second Round, Sudan withdrew.

Morocco advanced to the Second Round, Sierra Leone withdrew.

Nigeria advanced to the Second Round, Tanzania withdrew.

Zambia advanced to the Second Round, Ethiopia withdrew.

Second round[edit]


Ghana  0 – 0
(0 – 2 agg.)
 Ivory Coast

Côte d'Ivoire qualify.

4 August 1985
Kenya  0–0  Algeria
18 August 1985
Algeria  3 – 0
(3 – 0 agg.)
 Kenya
Benkhalidi Goal 16'72'
Madjer Goal 75'

Algeria qualify.


Libya  2–1  Mozambique

Mozambique  2 – 1
(3 – 3 agg.)
 Libya
  Penalties  
4–3

Mozambique won on penalties, and so qualify.


Morocco  1–0  Zaire

Zaire  0 – 0
(0 – 1 agg.)
 Morocco

Morocco qualify.


Nigeria  0–0  Zambia

Zambia  1 – 0
(1 – 0 agg.)
 Nigeria

Zambia qualify.


Senegal  3 – 0
(3 – 1 agg.)
 Zimbabwe

Senegal qualify.

Qualifying Teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Algeria in the 1986 African Cup of Nations". dzfootball. 2001–2007. 

External links[edit]