1992 African Cup of Nations

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1992 African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1992
Tournament details
Host country Senegal
Dates 12 – 26 January
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ivory Coast (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 34 (1.7 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (4 goals)
Best player Ghana Abedi Pele
1990
1994

The 1992 African Cup of Nations was the 18th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Senegal. The field expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three; the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals. Côte d'Ivoire won its first championship, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 11−10 after a goalless draw.

Qualified teams[edit]

Participating nations

The 12 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Dakar
Locations of the 1992 African Cup of Nations venues
Ziguinchor
Stade Leopold Senghor Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta
Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 10,000
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First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 4
 Senegal 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
 Kenya 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
January 12, 1992
Nigeria  2–1  Senegal
Siasia Goal 13'
Keshi Goal 89'
Bocandé Goal 36'
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nizar Watti (Syria)

January 14, 1992
Nigeria  2–1  Kenya
Yekini Goal 7'15' Weche Goal 89' (pen.)
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kadry Abdelazim (Egypt

January 16, 1992
Senegal  3–0  Kenya
Sané Goal 46'
Bocandé Goal 68'
Diagne Goal 89'
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Yenog Omar (Congo)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 Zaire 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
 Morocco 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
January 12, 1992
Cameroon  1–0  Morocco
Kana-Biyik Goal 23'
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 60,000

January 14, 1992
Morocco  1–1  Zaire
Rokbi Goal 89' Kona Goal 89'
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 5,000

January 16, 1992
Cameroon  1–1  Zaire
Omam-Biyik Goal 15' Tueba Goal 1'
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 10,000

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
 Congo 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
 Algeria 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
January 13, 1992
Ivory Coast  3–0  Algeria
A. Traoré Goal 14'
Fofana Goal 25'
Tiéhi Goal 89'
Report

January 15, 1992
Ivory Coast  0–0  Congo

January 17, 1992
Algeria  1–1  Congo
Bouiche Goal 44' Report Tchibota Goal 6'

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
 Zambia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
 Egypt 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0
January 13, 1992
Zambia  1–0  Egypt
Kalusha Goal 61'

January 15, 1992
Ghana  1–0  Zambia
Abedi Pele Goal 64'

January 17, 1992
Ghana  1–0  Egypt
Yeboah Goal 89'

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
         
  Nigeria  1
 
  Zaire  0  
  Nigeria  1
 
    Ghana  2  
  Ghana  2
 
  Congo  1  
  Ghana  0 (10)
 
    Ivory Coast (pen.)  0 (11)
  Cameroon  1
 
  Senegal  0  
  Cameroon  0 (1) Third place
 
    Ivory Coast (pen.)  0 (3)  
  Ivory Coast  1   Nigeria  2
  Zambia (aet)  0     Cameroon  1
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

January 19, 1992
Nigeria  1–0  Zaire
Yekini Goal 22'
Senegal
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

January 19, 1992
Cameroon  1–0  Senegal
Ebongué Goal 89'
Senegal
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Kiichiro Tachi (Japan)

January 20, 1992
Ivory Coast  1–0
(a.e.t.)
 Zambia
Sié Goal 94'
Senegal
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

January 20, 1992
Ghana  2–1  Congo
Yeboah Goal 29'
Abedi Pele Goal 57'
Tchibota Goal 52'
Senegal
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ibrahim Faye (Gambia)

Semi-finals[edit]

January 23, 1992
Ghana  2–1  Nigeria
Abedi Pele Goal 43'
Prince Polley Goal 54'
Adepoju Goal 11'
Senegal
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Neji Touini (Tunisia)

January 23, 1992
Cameroon  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Ivory Coast
  Penalties  
Makanaky Penalty missed
Ebwelle Penalty scored
Oman-Biyik Penalty missed
Bell Penalty missed
1–3 Penalty scored Sekana
Penalty scored M. Traoré
Penalty missed Yago
Penalty scored A. Traoré
Senegal
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

Third place match[edit]

January 25, 1992
Nigeria  2–1  Cameroon
Ekpo Goal 75'
Yekini Goal 88'
Maboang Goal 85'
Senegal
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Zeli(Côte d'Ivoire)

Final[edit]

January 26, 1992
Ivory Coast  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Ghana
  Penalties  
Aka Penalty scored
Hobou Penalty scored
Sekana Penalty scored
M. Traoré Penalty scored
Tiéhi Penalty missed
Gadji-Celi Penalty scored
Kouadio Penalty scored
Abouo Penalty scored
Maguy Penalty scored
Sie Penalty scored
Gouamené Penalty scored
Aka Penalty scored
11–10 Penalty scored Baffoe
Penalty scored Lamptey
Penalty scored Naawu
Penalty missed Asare
Penalty scored Yeboah
Penalty scored Mensah
Penalty scored Armah
Penalty scored Abroah
Penalty scored Ampeah
Penalty scored Opoku
Penalty scored Ansah
Penalty missed Baffoe
Senegal
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Badara Sène(Senegal)

Côte d'Ivoire: Gouamené - Aka, Abouo, Sekana, Hobou, Gadji-Celi, Maguy, Sié, Otokoré (53' M. Traoré), Tiéhi, A. Traoré (101' Kouadio)

Ghana: Ansah - Ampeah, Mensah, Baffoe, Armah, Gyamfi (51' Naawu), Abroah, Lamptey, Asare, Yeboah, Opoku

The penalty shootout was significant in that it was the first in the final of a major international tournament that every player on the pitch took a penalty.

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1992 Champions 

Ivory Coast
1st title

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]