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2000 African Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations 2000 official logo
Tournament details
Host countries Ghana
Nigeria
Dates 22 January – 13 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (3rd title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  South Africa
Fourth place  Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 73 (2.28 per match)
Attendance 677,500 (21,172 per match)
Top scorer(s) South Africa Shaun Bartlett (5 goals)
Best player Cameroon Lauren
1998
2002

The 2000 African Cup of Nations was the 22nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria, who jointly replaced Zimbabwe as host. Just like in 1998, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Cameroon won the championship, beating Nigeria in the final 4−3 on penalty kicks.

Qualified teams[edit]

Participating nations

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2000 African Cup of Nations squads.

Venues[edit]

Accra, Ghana Lagos, Nigeria
Accra Sports Stadium National Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 55,000
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Kumasi, Ghana Kano, Nigeria
Kumasi Sports Stadium Sani Abacha Stadium
Capacity: 51,500 Capacity: 25,000
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First round[edit]

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

All times local: GMT (UTC) and WAT (UTC +1)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Togo 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
22 January 2000
16:00
Ghana  1–1  Cameroon
Ayew Goal 57' Foé Goal 19'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

24 January 2000
16:00
Ivory Coast  1–1  Togo
Guel Goal 38' (pen.) Ouadja Goal 19'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Tessema Hailemalak (Ethiopia)

27 January 2000
16:00
Ghana  2–0  Togo
Ayew Goal 28'
Addo Goal 37'

28 January 2000
19:45
Cameroon  3–0  Ivory Coast
Kalla Goal 29'
Eto'o Goal 45'
M'Boma Goal 90'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

31 January 2000
16:00
Ghana  0–2  Ivory Coast
Kalou Goal 45'
Sie Goal 84'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

31 January 2000
16:00
Cameroon  0–1  Togo
Tchangai Goal 18'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Algeria 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 DR Congo 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Gabon 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
23 January 2000
19:45
South Africa  3–1  Gabon
Ngobe Goal 43'
Bartlett Goal 55'78'
Nzigou Goal 21'
Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

24 January 2000
19:45
DR Congo  0–0  Algeria

27 January 2000
19:45
South Africa  1–0  DR Congo
Bartlett Goal 44'

29 January 2000
19:45
Algeria  3–1  Gabon
Ghazi Goal 12'
Tasfaout Goal 41'
Dziri Goal 89'
Mbanangoyé Goal 89'

2 February 2000
16:00
South Africa  1–1  Algeria
Bartlett Goal 2' Moussouni Goal 53'

2 February 2000
16:00
DR Congo  0–0  Gabon

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 Senegal 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Zambia 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
 Burkina Faso 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
23 January 2000
18:30
Egypt  2–0  Zambia
Radwan Goal 37'
H. Hassan Goal 50'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

25 January 2000
17:00
Burkina Faso  1–3  Senegal
Sanou Goal 65' Camara Goal 4'
Sarr Goal 45'
Keita Goal 86'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Abdel Hakim Shelmani (Libya)

28 January 2000
18:30
Egypt  1–0  Senegal
H. Hassan Goal 39'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

29 January 2000
18:30
Zambia  1–1  Burkina Faso
Lota Goal 16' Ouédraogo Goal 90'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Abdel Hakim Shelmani (Libya)

2 February 2000
17:00
Egypt  4–2  Burkina Faso
Salah Hosny Goal 30'
H. Hassan Goal 75' (pen.)
Ramzy Goal 85'
Ali Goal 90'
Koudou Goal 10'
Sanou Goal 24'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

2 February 2000
17:00
Zambia  2–2  Senegal
Chilembi Goal 52'
Bwalya Goal 87' (pen.)
Camara Goal 47'
Mbaye Goal 80'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Tunisia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 1 2 −1 4
 Congo 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
23 January 2000
16:00
Nigeria  4–2  Tunisia
Okocha Goal 28'58'
Ikpeba Goal 71'77'
Azaiez Goal 49'
Sellimi Goal 90'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

25 January 2000
19:30
Morocco  1–0  Congo
Bassir Goal 85'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

28 January 2000
16:00
Nigeria  0–0  Congo
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)

29 January 2000
16:00
Tunisia  0–0  Morocco
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

3 February 2000
17:00
Nigeria  2–0  Morocco
George Goal 28'
Aghahowa Goal 81'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

3 February 2000
17:00
Tunisia  1–0  Congo
Jaïdi Goal 18'
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
February 6, 16:00 - Accra        
  Cameroon  2
February 10, 18:30 - Accra
  Algeria  1  
  Cameroon  3
February 7, 16:00 - Kano
    Tunisia  0  
  Egypt  0
February 13, 15:00 - Lagos
  Tunisia  1  
  Cameroon (pen)  2 (4)
February 6, 19:30 - Kumasi
    Nigeria  2 (3)
  South Africa  1
February 10, 16:30 - Lagos
  Ghana  0  
  South Africa  0 Third place
February 7, 19:00 - Lagos
    Nigeria  2  
  Nigeria (aet)  2   Tunisia  2 (3)
  Senegal  1     South Africa (pen)  2 (4)
February 12, 16:00 - Accra

Quarterfinals[edit]

6 February 2000
16:00
Cameroon  2-1  Algeria
Eto'o Goal 7'
Foé Goal 24'
Tasfaout Goal 79'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

6 February 2000
19:30
South Africa  1–0  Ghana
Nomvete Goal 42'
Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

7 February 2000
16:00
Egypt  0–1  Tunisia
Badra Goal 22' (pen.)
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

7 February 2000
19:00
Nigeria  2–1
(a.e.t.)
 Senegal
Aghahowa Goal 85'92' Fadiga Goal 7'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)

Semifinals[edit]

10 February 2000
16:30
Nigeria  2–0  South Africa
Babangida Goal 1'34'
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

10 February 2000
18:30
Cameroon  3–0  Tunisia
M'Boma Goal 49'85'
Eto'o Goal 81'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Third place match[edit]

12 February 2000
16:00
South Africa  2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Tunisia
Bartlett Goal 11'
Nomvete Goal 62'
Zitouni Goal 27'89'
  Penalties  
Nomvete Penalty missed
Mkhalele Penalty scored
Tinkler Penalty scored
Bartlett Penalty missed
Moshoeu Penalty scored
Bapela Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty missed Chihi
Penalty missed Jaziri
Penalty scored Gabsi
Penalty scored Boukadida
Penalty scored Badra
Penalty missed Zitouni
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Final[edit]

13 February 2000
15:00
Nigeria  2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Cameroon
Chukwu Goal 45'
Okocha Goal 47'
Eto'o Goal 26'
M'Boma Goal 31'
  Penalties  
Okocha Penalty scored
Okpara Penalty scored
Kanu Penalty missed
Ikpeba Penalty missed
Oliseh Penalty scored
3–4 Penalty scored M'Boma
Penalty scored Wome
Penalty scored Geremi
Penalty missed Foé
Penalty scored Song
National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 2000 Champions 

Cameroon
3rd title

Scorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]