1998 African Cup of Nations

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1998 African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1998
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African Cup of Nations 1998 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Burkina Faso
Dates 7 – 28 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (4th title)
Runners-up  South Africa
Third place  DR Congo
Fourth place  Burkina Faso
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance 412,800 (12,900 per match)
Top scorer(s) Egypt Hossam Hassan
South Africa Benedict McCarthy
(7 goals)
Best player South Africa Benedict McCarthy
1996
2000

The 1998 African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso was the 21st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN), the national football championship of Africa, administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Just like in 1996, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fourth ACN championship, beating South Africa in the final 2−0.

Qualification[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

Participating nations

Teams excluded[edit]

Nigeria was banned from entering the 1998 African Cup of Nations qualifying because of withdrawing from the 1996 Cup after having already qualified for the finals, while the other teams were banned for withdrawing during qualification for the 1996 Cup.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Bobo-Dioulasso Ouagadougou
Stade Municipal Stade du 4-Août
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 40,000
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Ouagadougou
Stade Municipal
Capacity: 30,000
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First round[edit]

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 Burkina Faso 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Guinea 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
7 February 1998
16:00
Burkina Faso  0–1  Cameroon
Tchami Goal 20'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

8 February 1998
20:30
Algeria  0–1  Guinea
Oularé Goal 19'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

11 February 1998
15:00
Cameroon  2–2  Guinea
Tchami Goal 9'
Womé Goal 44'
Oularé Goal 46'77'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Young-Joo Kim (Korea Rep.)

11 February 1998
20:00
Burkina Faso  2–1  Algeria
K. Ouédraogo Goal 65' (pen.)
Traoré Goal 77'
Saïb Goal 82' (pen.)
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

15 February 1998
16:00
Burkina Faso  1–0  Guinea
Kambou Goal 85'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

15 February 1998
16:00
Cameroon  2–1  Algeria
Job Goal 47'
Tchami Goal 65'
Dziri Goal 40'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kine Tibebu (Ethiopia)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 DR Congo 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Togo 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
9 February 1998
16:00
DR Congo  2–1  Togo
Tondelua Goal 57' (pen.)73' (pen.) Tchangai Goal 90'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)

9 February 1998
20:30
Ghana  2–0  Tunisia
Nyarko Goal 8'
Gargo Goal 90'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

12 February 1998
16:00
Tunisia  2–1  DR Congo
Ben Slimane Goal 31'
Tlemcani Goal 76'
Kimoto Goal 36'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kine Tibebu (Ethiopia)

12 February 1998
20:30
Togo  2–1  Ghana
Doté Goal 26'
Touré Goal 90'
Johnson Goal 83' (pen.)
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

16 February 1998
17:00
DR Congo  1–0  Ghana
Kisombe Goal 77'

16 February 1998
17:00
Tunisia  3–1  Togo
Tlemcani Goal 9'
Ben Slimane Goal 12'
Gabsi Goal 80'
Assignon Goal 4' (pen.)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 3 2 1 0 10 6 +4 7
 South Africa 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
 Angola 3 0 2 1 5 8 −3 2
 Namibia 3 0 1 2 7 11 −4 1
8 February 1998
15:00
South Africa  0–0  Angola

8 February 1998
18:00
Ivory Coast  4–3  Namibia
Tiéhi Goal 2'39'
Bakayoko Goal 34'
Diabaté Goal 83'
Shivute Goal 46'73'
Mannetti Goal 70'
Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karim Dahou (Algeria)

11 February 1998
17:15
Ivory Coast  1–1  South Africa
Ouattara Goal 88' Mkhalele Goal 8' (pen.)
Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

12 February 1998
18:15
Angola  3–3  Namibia
Lázaro Goal 46'
Paulo Silva Goal 67' (pen.)
Miguel Pereira Goal 86'
Uri Khob Goal 20'51'
Nauseb Goal 33'
Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

16 February 1998
20:00
Ivory Coast  5–2  Angola
Guel Goal 8'23'
Tiéhi Goal 43'81' (pen.)
Bakayoko Goal 56'
Paulo Silva Goal 27'
Quinzinho Goal 52'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mamadouba Camara (Guinea)

16 February 1998
20:00
South Africa  4–1  Namibia
McCarthy Goal 8'11'19'21' Uutoni Goal 68'
Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Karim Dahou (Algeria)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
 Zambia 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
 Mozambique 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
9 February 1998
18:15
Morocco  1–1  Zambia
Bahja Goal 37' Chilumba Goal 87'

10 February 1998
18:00
Egypt  2–0  Mozambique
H. Hassan Goal 14'44'
Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mamadouba Camara (Guinea)

13 February 1998
17:00
Egypt  4–0  Zambia
H. Hassan Goal 34'57'71'
Radwan Goal 80'

13 February 1998
20:00
Morocco  3–0  Mozambique
Chiba Goal 39'
El Khattabi Goal 40'
Fertout Goal 82'

17 February 1998
16:00
Zambia  3–1  Mozambique
Kilambe Goal 16'
Bwalya Goal 43'
Tembo Goal 73'
Avelino Goal 57'
Stade Municipal, Bobo-Dioulasso
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

17 February 1998
16:00
Morocco  1–0  Egypt
Hadji Goal 90'

Knockout Stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
February 20, 16:00 - Bobo-Dioulasso        
  Cameroon  0
February 25, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
  DR Congo  1  
  DR Congo  1
February 22, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
    South Africa (aet)  2  
  Morocco  1
February 28, 16:00 - Ouagadougou
  South Africa  2  
  South Africa  0
February 21, 17:00 - Ouagadougou
    Egypt  2
  Tunisia  1 (7)
February 25, 20:00 - Bobo-Dioulasso
  Burkina Faso (pen)  1 (8)  
  Burkina Faso  0 Third place
February 21, 20:00 - Ouagadougou
    Egypt  2  
  Ivory Coast  0 (4)   DR Congo (pen)  4 (4)
  Egypt (pen)  0 (5)     Burkina Faso  4 (1)
February 27, 16:00 - Ouagadougou

Quarterfinals[edit]

20 February 1998
16:00
Cameroon  0–1  DR Congo
Tondelua Goal 30'


21 February 1998
20:00
Ivory Coast  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Egypt
  Penalties  
Domoraud Penalty scored
Guel Penalty scored
Diomandé Penalty missed
Bakayoko Penalty scored
Ouattara Penalty scored
4–5 Penalty scored Ramzy
Penalty scored Radwan
Penalty scored Kamouna
Penalty scored Mostafa
Penalty scored Imam
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

22 February 1998
16:00
Morocco  1–2  South Africa
Chiba Goal 36' McCarthy Goal 22'
Nyathi Goal 79'
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

Semifinals[edit]

25 February 1998
16:00
DR Congo  1–2
(a.e.t.)
 South Africa
Bembuana-Keve Goal 48' McCarthy Goal 60'112'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

25 February 1998
20:00
Burkina Faso  0–2  Egypt
H. Hassan Goal 40'71'

Third place match[edit]

27 February 1998
16:00
DR Congo  4–4
(a.e.t.)
 Burkina Faso
Mungongo Goal 76'89'
Kasongo Goal 86'
Tondelua Goal 88'
A. Ouédraogo Goal 6'
Barro Goal 52'
Napon Goal 56'
Tallé Goal 86'
  Penalties  
Simba Penalty scored
Mamale Penalty scored
Kisombe Penalty scored
Selenge Penalty scored
4–1 Penalty missed S. Traoré
Penalty scored F. Sanou
Penalty missed Diabaté
Stade Municipal, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

Final[edit]

February 28, 1998
16:00
South Africa  0–2  Egypt
A. Hassan Goal 5'
Mostafa Goal 13'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1998 Champions 

Egypt
4th title

Scorers[edit]

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]