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1990 African Cup of Nations
  • كــــأس الأمــــم الإفــــريــــقــــيــــة 1990
  • Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1990
  • CAN 1990
  • AFCON 1990
African Cup of Nations 1990 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Algeria
Dates 2 – 16 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Algeria (1st title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Zambia
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 30 (1.88 per match)
Attendance 587,000 (36,688 per match)
Top scorer(s) Algeria Djamel Menad
(4 goals)
Best player Algeria Rabah Madjer
1988
1992

The 1990 African Cup of Nations was the 17th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Algeria. Just like in 1988, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Algeria won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 1−0.

Qualified teams[edit]

Participating nations

The 8 qualified teams are:

1Egypt participated with the B team, it's refuse to participate with the A team because incidents in the 2nd leg match of the final round of the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification in Cairo.[1]

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Algiers
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Locations of the 1990 African Cup of Nations venues
Annaba
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 Stade 19 Mai 1956
Capacity: 95,000 Capacity: 56,000
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 - CAN 1990.jpg Stade 19 Mai 1956 (Annaba).jpg

Group Stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Top two placed teams advanced to the Semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 6
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
 Egypt 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
2 March 1990
Algeria  5–1  Nigeria
Madjer Goal 36'58'
Menad Goal 69'72'
Amani Goal 88'
Report Okocha Goal 82'
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

3 March 1990
Ivory Coast  3–1  Egypt
A. Traoré Goal 53'60'
Maguy Goal 73'
Report Abdelrahman Goal 75'
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Ally Hafidhi (Tanzania)

5 March 1990
Nigeria  1–0  Egypt
Yekini Goal 8' Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Laurent Petcha (Cameroon)

5 March 1990
Algeria  3–0  Ivory Coast
Menad Goal 23'
Chérif El-Ouazzani Goal 81'
Oudjani Goal 82'
Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

8 March 1990
Nigeria  1–0  Ivory Coast
Yekini Goal 3' Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Abdellali Naciri (Morocco)

8 March 1990
Algeria  2–0  Egypt
Amani Goal 39'
Saïb Goal 43'
Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Eganaden Cadressen (Mauritius)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 5
 Senegal 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 4
 Cameroon 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 2
 Kenya 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
3 March 1990
Zambia  1–0  Cameroon
Chikabala Goal 58' Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Naji Jouini (Tunisia)

3 March 1990
Senegal  0–0  Kenya
Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Idrissa Traoré (Mali)

6 March 1990
Zambia  1–0  Kenya
Makwaza Goal 40' Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mawukpona Hounnake-Kouassi (Togo)

6 March 1990
Senegal  2–0  Cameroon
Diallo Goal 45'
N'Dao Goal 56'
Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)

9 March 1990
Zambia  0–0  Senegal
Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Mohamed Hussam El-Dine (Egypt)

9 March 1990
Cameroon  2–0  Kenya
Maboang Goal 28'69' Report
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
12 March – Annaba
   Zambia   0  
   Nigeria   2  
 
16 March – Algiers
       Nigeria   0
     Algeria   1
Third place
12 March – Algiers 15 March – Algiers
   Algeria   2    Zambia   1
   Senegal   1      Senegal   0

Semi-finals[edit]

12 March 1990
Zambia  0–2  Nigeria
Report Okechukwu Goal 18'
Yekini Goal 77'
Stade 19 Mai 1956, Annaba
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

12 March 1990
Algeria  2–1  Senegal
Menad Goal 4'
Amani Goal 62'
Report Serrar Goal 20' (o.g.)
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada (Japan)

Third place match[edit]

15 March 1990
Zambia  1–0  Senegal
Chikabala Goal 73' Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Naji Jouini (Tunisia)

Final[edit]

16 March 1990
16:00
Algeria  1–0  Nigeria
Oudjani Goal 38' Report

Winners[edit]

 Africa Cup of Nations 1990 Champions 

Algeria
1st title

Statistics and Awards[edit]

Player of the Tournament[edit]

1 Algeria Rabah Madjer (76 pts)
2 Algeria Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani
3 Algeria Djamel Menad
Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
Zambia Webster Chikabala

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Algeria Antar Osmani

Algeria Ali Benhalima
Cameroon André Kana-Biyik
Ivory Coast Arsène Hobou
Zambia Samuel Chomba

Algeria Djamel Amani
Algeria Rabah Madjer
Algeria Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani
Nigeria Moses Kpakor

Algeria Djamel Menad
Zambia Webster Chikabala

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algeria 1990 - Desert War One". BBC World Service. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 

External links[edit]