1988 African Cup of Nations

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1988 African Cup of Nations
كـــأس الأمـــم الأفـــريـــقـــيـــة 1988
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1988
Tournament details
Host country Morocco
Dates 13 – 27 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (2nd title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Algeria
Fourth place  Morocco
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 23 (1.44 per match)
Top scorer(s) Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Cameroon Roger Milla
Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré
Egypt Gamal Abdelhamid
(2 goals)
Best player Morocco Aziz Bouderbala
1986
1990

The 1988 African Cup of Nations was the 16th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Morocco, who replaced original host Zambia. Just like in 1986, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The tournament final was held in Casablanca at Stade Mohamed V. Cameroon won its second championship, beating Nigeria in the final 1−0.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Casablanca
Locations of the 1990 African Cup of Nations venues
Rabat
Stade Mohamed V Stade Moulay Abdellah
Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 52,000
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Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Ivory Coast 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Zaire 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
13 March 1988
Morocco  1–1  Zaire
Merry Goal 43' (pen.) Report Goal 88' Muntubila
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Gebreyesus Tesfaye (Ethiopia)

13 March 1988
Ivory Coast  1–1  Algeria
A. Traoré Goal 48' Report Belloumi Goal 16'

16 March 1988
Ivory Coast  1–1  Zaire
A. Traoré Goal 74' Report Kabongo Goal 37'
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Ali Bennaceur (Tunisia)

16 March 1988
Morocco  1–0  Algeria
El Haddaoui Goal 52' Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

19 March 1988
Algeria  1–0  Zaire
Ferhaoui Goal 36' Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Hugues Joseph Mongbo (Benin)

19 March 1988
Morocco  0–0  Ivory Coast
Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Ally Hafidhi (Tanzania)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Egypt 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 3
 Kenya 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
14 March 1988
Cameroon  1–0  Egypt
Milla Goal 5' Report
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Idrissa Traoré (Mali)

14 March 1988
Nigeria  3–0  Kenya
Yekini Goal 6'
Edobor Goal 13'
Okosieme Goal 33'
Report
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

17 March 1988
Cameroon  1–1  Nigeria
Milla Goal 21' Report Okwaraji Goal 2'
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Bester Kalombo (Malawi)

17 March 1988
Egypt  3–0  Kenya
Abdelhamid Goal 2'65'
Younes Goal 58'
Report
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Simon Bantsimba (Congo)

20 March 1988
Cameroon  0–0  Kenya
Report
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

20 March 1988
Nigeria  0–0  Egypt
Report
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ali Bangoura (Guinea)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
23 March – Rabat
   Nigeria (p)   1 (9)  
   Algeria   1 (8)  
 
27 March – Casablanca
       Nigeria   0
     Cameroon   1
Third place
23 March – Casablanca 26 March – Casablanca
   Morocco   0    Algeria (p)   1 (4)
   Cameroon   1      Morocco   1 (3)

Semifinals[edit]


23 March 1988
Morocco  0–1  Cameroon
Report Makanaky Goal 78'

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

27 March 1988
Cameroon  1–0  Nigeria
Kundé Goal 55' (pen.) Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1988 Champions 

Cameroon
2nd title

Scorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]