1996 African Cup of Nations qualification

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Qualification for the 1996 African Cup of Nations took place in 7 groups of 6 teams each, with the top 2 teams from each group progressing to the tournament. Nigeria and South Africa qualified automatically, as champions and hosts respectively. Qualification began in September 1994 and ended in July 1995.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zaire 6 3 1 2 10 5 +5 7
 Cameroon 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 7
 Malawi 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1 5
 Zimbabwe 6 2 1 3 8 12 -4 5
 Lesotho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Swaziland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Lesotho withdrew after competing 6 matches (1 win, 5 losses); Their results were annulled. Swaziland withdrew without playing any matches.

4 September 1994
Zaire  1 – 1 Malawi 
Essende Goal 80' Maduka Goal 85'
Stade Kamanyola, Kinshasa
Referee: Mounguengui (Gabon)

15 October 1994
Malawi  3 – 1  Zimbabwe
Banda Goal 62'
Maduka Goal 83'
Mpinganjira Goal 89'
Sawu Goal 35'
Chichiri Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: 8,000

16 October 1994
Cameroon  1 – 0  Zaire
Mouyémé Goal 2'
Douala
Attendance: 20,000

13 November 1994
Zimbabwe  2 – 1  Zaire
A.Ndlovu Goal 52'
P.Ndlovu Goal 89' (pen.)
Essende Goal 66'
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Chikuka (Zambia)

8 January 1995
Cameroon  0 – 0  Malawi
Omnisports Stadium, Douala
Referee: Diramba (Gabon)

22 January 1995
Zimbabwe  4 – 1  Cameroon
Takawira Goal 12'50'88'
Gundani Goal 47'
Agbo Goal 83'
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 25,000

9 April 1995
Malawi  0 – 1  Zaire
Essende Goal 11'
Lilongwe
Attendance: 20,000

23 April 1995
Zaire  2 – 1  Cameroon
N'Dinga Goal 75'
N'Gole Goal 82'
Mouyémé Goal 68'
Stade Kamanyola, Kinshasa
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Kouakou (Ivory Coast)

23 April 1995
Zimbabwe  1 – 1  Malawi
P.Ndlovu Goal 14' (pen.) Banda Goal 43'
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 35,000

4 June 1995
Zaire  5 – 0  Zimbabwe
Kiniambi Goal 26'
Lembi Goal 29'35'55'
Lowata Goal 77'
Stade Kamanyola, Kinshasa
Attendance: 50,000

16 July 1995
Malawi  1 – 3  Cameroon
Maduka Goal 55' Mbarga Goal 5'
Mouyémé Goal 42'68'
Chichiri Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: 25,000

30 July 1995
Cameroon  1 – 0  Zimbabwe
Simo Goal 49'
Stade Omnisports, Yaoundé
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Okoampah (Ghana)

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 8 3 4 1 7 2 +5 10
 Liberia 8 3 4 1 6 5 +1 10
 Senegal 8 3 3 2 10 8 +2 9
 Mauritania 8 1 4 3 3 6 -3 6
 Togo 8 1 3 4 5 10 -5 5
 Guinea-Bissau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Guinea Bissau withdrew after competing 3 matches (1 draw, 2 losses); their results were annulled.

3 September 1994
Senegal  0 – 0  Mauritania

4 September 1994
Liberia  1 – 0  Togo
Weah Goal 42'

16 October 1994
Togo  2 – 0  Senegal
Fiawoo Goal 50'
Salou Goal 73'
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sulemary (Ghana)

11 November 1994
Mauritania  1 – 1  Liberia
Ould Malha Goal 79' N'Diaye Goal 28' (o.g.)
Nouakchott
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Amadou (Nigeria)

13 November 1994
Tunisia  1 – 1  Togo
Hamrouni Goal 24' Latmay Goal 56'
Stade Olympique d'El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ghandour (Egypt)

7 January 1995
Senegal  0 – 0  Tunisia
Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta, Ziguinchor
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Magassa (Mali)

8 January 1995
Togo  0 – 0  Mauritania
Lomé
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Camara (Guinea)

22 January 1995
Liberia  1 – 1  Senegal
Sogbie Goal 22' (pen.) Sané Goal 83'
Samuel Doe Stadium, Monrovia
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Alassane (Niger)

29 January 1995
Tunisia  1 – 0  Mauritania
Mahjoubi Goal 67'
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Nems (Algeria)

10 February 1995
Tunisia  0 – 0  Liberia
Sfax
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Kouradji (Algeria)

7 April 1995
Mauritania  0 – 1  Senegal
Diallo Goal 14'
Stade Olympique, Nouakchott
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Milimono (Guinea)

9 April 1995
Togo  0 – 0  Liberia
Lomé
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Faye (Gambia)

22 April 1995
Senegal  5 – 1  Togo
Diallo Goal 8' (pen.)60'
Ndao Goal 19'86'
Traoré Goal 88' (pen.)
Messa Goal 7'
Dakar
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bouchardeau (Niger)

23 April 1995
Liberia  1 – 0  Tunisia
Boye Goal 64'
Samuel Doe Stadium, Monrovia
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Magassa (Mali)

4 June 1995
Liberia  2 – 0  Mauritania
Debbah Goal 25'67'
Liberia
Attendance: 45,000

4 June 1995
Togo  0 – 1  Tunisia
Hassen Goal 9'
Togo
Attendance: 5,000

14 July 1995
Mauritania  2 – 1  Togo
Sidibe Goal 12'
Wade Goal 60'
Lantam Goal 82'
Mauritania
Attendance: 6,000

15 July 1995
Tunisia  4 – 0  Senegal
Berkhissa Goal 47'83'
Baya Goal 56'
Hassen Goal 69'
Tunisia
Attendance: 30,000

30 July 1995
Mauritania  0 – 0  Tunisia
Mauritania
Attendance: 12,000

30 July 1995
Senegal  3 – 0  Liberia
Diallo Goal 40' (pen.)52'
Traoré Goal 80'
Senegal
Attendance: 20,000

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 4 3 0 1 9 3 +6 6
 Sierra Leone 4 3 0 1 7 6 +1 6
 Congo 4 0 0 4 3 10 -7 0
 Gambia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Niger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Central African Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Gambia and Niger withdrew after competing 5 matches each; their results were annulled. Central African Republic withdrew without playing any match.

4 September 1994
Ghana  4 – 1  Sierra Leone
da Costa Goal 55' (pen.)
Duah Goal 63'
Akonnor Goal 72'
Aboagye Goal 88'
Conteh Goal 87'

16 October 1994
Sierra Leone  3 – 2  Congo
Diallo Goal 34'
Conteh Goal 43'53'
Baloki Goal 33'
Imboula Goal 86'
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 6,500

22 January 1995
Ghana  3 – 1  Congo
Ahinful Goal 39'
Tsoumou Mbele Goal 69' (o.g.)
Ayew Goal 70'
Swing Goal 80'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 50,000

8 April 1995
Sierra Leone  1 – 0  Ghana
Conteh Goal 77' (pen.)
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 50,000

22 April 1995
Congo  0 – 2  Sierra Leone
Kallon Goal 54'
Sama Goal 90'
Stade Alphonse Massamba, Brazzaville
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Ndoye (Senegal)

30 July 1995
Congo  0 – 2  Ghana
Aboagye Goal 57'89'
Stade Alphonse Massamba, Brazzaville
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Pinto (Angola)

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 10 6 3 1 24 5 +19 15
 Algeria 10 4 5 1 12 7 +5 13
 Uganda 10 3 4 3 11 16 -5 10
 Tanzania 10 4 0 6 14 15 -1 8
 Sudan 10 3 2 5 10 14 -4 8
 Ethiopia 10 2 2 6 4 18 -14 6

3 September 1994
Tanzania  4 – 0  Uganda
Salehe Goal 5'
Lunyamila Goal 9'88'
Nteze Goal 13'

4 September 1994
Ethiopia  0 – 0  Algeria
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Referee: Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)

4 September 1994
Sudan  0 – 0  Egypt
Khartoum
Referee: Oghina (Kenya)

14 October 1994
Algeria  1 – 1  Sudan
Zouani Goal 64' el-Hak Goal 11'
Algiers
Attendance: 20,000

14 October 1994
Egypt  5 – 1  Tanzania
El-Kass Goal 12'52'
Salah-El-Din Goal 64'
Hassan Goal 82' (pen.)
Fathi Goal 84'
Tazali Goal 55'
International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 40,000

15 October 1994
Uganda  4 – 1  Ethiopia
Mutyaba Goal 55'
Tamale Goal 75'
Buwembo Goal 79'
Semogerere Goal 84'
Elias Goal 21'
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 11,000

11 November 1994
Egypt  5 – 0  Ethiopia
Hassan Goal 24'36'
Sabry Goal 30'
Salah-El-Din Goal 56'
Farouk Goal 57'
International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 30,000

12 November 1994
Tanzania  2 – 0  Sudan
Selemani Goal 26'61'
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Attendance: 20,000

12 November 1994
Uganda  1 – 1  Algeria
Semogerere Goal 70' (pen.) Tasfaout Goal 43'
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 25,000

8 January 1995
Algeria  1 – 0  Egypt
Dziri Goal 16' (pen.) Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: N'Doye (Senegal)

8 January 1995
Ethiopia  1 – 0  Tanzania
Juhar Goal 33'
Stade Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Ndukize (Burundi)

8 January 1995
Sudan  3 – 1  Uganda
Nimeri Goal 9'34'
Hussain Goal 81'
Musisi Goal 22'
Al Merreikh Stadium, Omdurman
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Hissein (Chad)

21 January 1995
Tanzania  2 – 1  Algeria
Kidishi Goal 37'
Selemani Goal 66'
Kaci-Said Goal 13'
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bita (Kenya)

21 January 1995
Uganda  0 – 0  Egypt
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 10,000

22 January 1995
Ethiopia  2 – 0  Sudan
Kebede Goal 4'
Sessaye Goal 71'
Stade Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Yengo (Congo)

7 April 1995
Algeria  2 – 0  Ethiopia
Tasfaout Goal 17'32'
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Hosni (Tunisia)

7 April 1995
Egypt  3 – 1  Sudan
Aboul-Dahab Goal 10'
El-Sawy Goal 70'
El-Kass Goal 88'
Fidda Goal 71'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Belqola (Morocco)

8 April 1995
Uganda  2 – 0  Tanzania
Obwiny Goal 30'
Mutyaba Goal 38'
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 25,000

22 April 1995
Tanzania  1 – 2  Egypt
Selemani Goal 89' Aboul-Dahab Goal 27'68'
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Attendance: 35,000

23 April 1995
Ethiopia  0 – 0  Uganda
Stade Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Abogno (Kenya)

24 April 1995
Sudan  0 – 21  Algeria
Al-Hilal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Abdulfattah (Egypt)

2 June 1995
Algeria  1 – 1  Uganda
Tasfaout Goal 16' Report Mutyaba Goal 76'
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Bellaftu (Morocco)

3 June 1995
Sudan  2 – 1  Tanzania
Abdelghani Goal 13'
Madani Goal 60'
Nteze Goal 36'
Al-Hilal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 15,000

4 June 1995
Ethiopia  0 – 2  Egypt
Aboul-Dahab Goal 7'
Khashaba Goal 38'
Addis Ababa
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Cinji (Zaire)

14 July 1995
Egypt  1 – 1  Algeria
El-Masry Goal 61' Report Kaci-Saïd Goal 42'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 100,000

15 July 1995
Tanzania  2 – 0  Ethiopia
Hussein Goal 8'
Lunyamila Goal 11'
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Attendance: 10,000

15 July 1995
Uganda  2 – 0  Sudan
Semogerere Goal 71'
Barigye Goal 74'
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 25,000

30 July 1995
Algeria  2 – 1  Tanzania
Marsha Goal 29' (o.g.)
Amrouche Goal 59'
Hussein Goal 21'
Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Hosni (Tunisia)

30 July 1995
Egypt  6 – 0  Uganda
El-Kass Goal 4'65'73'
Sabry Goal 8'43'
Abougreisha Goal 36'
Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Mbaye (Senegal)

30 July 1995
Sudan  3 – 0  Ethiopia
Al Zaki Goal 15'
Fidda Goal 36'
Osman Goal 52'

Notes[edit]

1.* Match awarded 2–0 to Algeria following a protest to CAF.

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Gabon 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 6
 Zambia 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5 6
 Mauritius 4 0 0 4 0 11 -11 0
 Madagascar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Seychelles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • South Africa withdrew from qualification (played 3 matches) after they were awarded hosting rights. They were replaced by Kenya, which later withdrew.
  • Seychelles withdrew before playing any match. Madagascar withdrew after one match (lost to South Africa). All results of the withdrawn teams were annulled.

13 November 1994
Gabon  3 – 0  Mauritius
Amégasse Goal 26' (pen.)
Bekogo Goal 28'
Mackaya Goal 64'
Stade Omnisports, Libreville
Attendance: 25,000

20 November 1994
Gabon  2 – 1  Zambia
Ondo Goal 60' (pen.)
Nzamba Goal 73'
Nyirenda Goal 89'
Stade Omnisports, Libreville
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Obafemi (Nigeria)

9 January 1995
Mauritius  0 – 3  Zambia
K.Bwalya Goal 32'87'
J.Bwalya Goal 76'
Port Louis
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Pinto (Angola)

8 April 1995
Zambia  1 – 0  Gabon
K.Bwalya Goal 83'
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: 40,000

4 June 1995
Mauritius  0 – 3  Gabon
Mackaya Goal 42'
Ondo Goal 47'88'
Stade George V, Port Louis
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Williams (South Africa)

15 July 1995
Zambia  2 – 0  Mauritius
Lota Goal 57'
J.Bwalya Goal 72'
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: 35,000

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Angola 10 7 0 3 17 8 +9 14
 Mozambique 10 6 2 2 16 8 +8 14
 Guinea 10 5 2 3 17 9 +8 12
 Mali 10 5 1 4 15 10 +5 11
 Namibia 10 1 5 4 8 16 -8 7
 Botswana 10 0 2 8 5 27 -22 2

4 September 1994
Angola  2 – 0  Namibia
Tubia Goal 6'
Merodack Goal 40'

4 September 1994
Botswana  0 – 1  Guinea
 ? Goal 89'

4 September 1994
Mali  2 – 1  Mozambique
Sidibe Goal 20'30' Matola Goal 69'
Mali
Referee: Bhmar (Morocco)

15 October 1994
Namibia  2 – 1  Mali
Goraseb Goal 40'
van Wyk Goal 57'
Traoré Goal 89'
Namibia
Attendance: 7,000

16 October 1994
Guinea  3 – 1  Angola
O. Suma Goal 6'59'
T. Camara Goal 9'
Castela Goal 69'
Guinea
Attendance: 12,000

16 October 1994
Mozambique  3 – 1  Botswana
Arnaldo Goal 34'39'73' Pikati Goal 74'
Mozambique
Attendance: 9,000

30 October 1994
Mali  2 – 0  Guinea
Touré Goal 45'
Diallo Goal 75'
Mali
Attendance: 30,000

13 November 1994
Mali  0 – 0  Angola
Mali
Attendance: 20,000

13 November 1994
Mozambique  2 – 1  Guinea
Tchaka-Tchaka Goal 64' (pen.)
Tico-Tico Goal 89'
Sylla Goal 20'
Mozambique
Attendance: 50,000

13 November 1994
Namibia  1 – 1  Botswana
van Wyk Goal 89' Modise Goal 25'
Namibia
Attendance: 5,000

7 January 1995
Botswana  1 – 3  Mali
Duiker Goal 75' Touré Goal 5'
Diawara Goal 18'26'

8 January 1995
Angola  1 – 0  Mozambique
Tubia Goal 19'

8 January 1995
Guinea  3 – 0  Namibia
A. Camara Goal 62'
Sow Goal 69'
Sylla Goal 88'

22 January 1995
Botswana  1 – 2  Angola
Paul Goal 44' Paulão Goal 55'63'
Botswana
Attendance: 10,000

22 January 1995
Mozambique  4 – 2  Namibia
Nuro Goal 6'30'90'
Eurico Goal 68'
Hoeseb Goal 72'
Boonstaander Goal 90'
Mozambique
Attendance: 22,000

9 April 1995
Namibia  2 – 2  Angola

9 April 1995
Guinea  5 – 0  Botswana

9 April 1995
Mozambique  1 – 0  Mali

23 April 1995
Angola  3 – 0  Guinea

23 April 1995
Botswana  0 – 3  Mozambique

23 April 1995
Mali  2 – 0  Namibia

4 June 1995
Angola  1 – 0  Mali

4 June 1995
Botswana  1 – 1  Namibia

4 June 1995
Guinea  0 – 0  Mozambique

16 July 1995
Mali  4 – 0  Botswana

16 July 1995
Mozambique  2 – 1  Angola

16 July 1995
Namibia  0 – 0  Guinea

30 July 1995
Angola  4 – 0  Botswana

30 July 1995
Guinea  4 – 1  Mali

30 July 1995
Namibia  0 – 0  Mozambique

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Burkina Faso 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
 Ivory Coast 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
 Morocco 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2 3
 Benin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Cape Verde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Equatorial Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Benin, Cape Verde and Equatorial Guinea withdrew without playing any matches.

4 September 1994
Burkina Faso  2 – 1  Morocco
Ouédraogo Goal 49'
Ouattara Goal 68'
El-Khalej Goal 32'

13 November 1994
Morocco  1 – 0  Ivory Coast
Nader Goal 15'
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 12,000

22 January 1995
Ivory Coast  2 – 2  Burkina Faso
Tiéhi Goal 7'43' Nafou Goal 50'
Traoré Goal 80'
Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Attendance: 20,000

9 April 1995
Morocco  0 – 0  Burkina Faso
Prince Moulay Abdellah, Rabat
Attendance: 45,000

4 June 1995
Ivory Coast  2 – 0  Morocco
Tiéhi Goal 19'
Bamba Goal 65'
Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Magassa (Mali)

30 July 1995
Burkina Faso  1 – 1  Ivory Coast
Ouattara Goal 22' Tiéhi Goal 64'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Olanjan (Nigeria)

References[edit]