2002 African Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the process of qualifying for the 2002 African Cup of Nations.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 16 qualified teams are:

Preliminary round[edit]

The quarter finalists of 2000 Africa Cup of Nations received a bye to the group stage. These teams are: Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia.

Burkina Faso win 3-0 on aggregate


1 July 2000
Gambia  2–2  Guinea
Abdoulie Corr Goal 31' (pen.)44' (pen.) Taifour Diané Goal 39'
Souleymane Youla Goal 87'

Guinea win 4-2 on aggregate


1 July 2000
São Tomé and Príncipe  1–1  Gabon
Touga Goal 5' Tounbouha Goal 12'
15 July 2000
Gabon  4–1  São Tomé and Príncipe
Etienne Bito'o Goal 17'21'70'
Valery Ondo Goal 50'
Ramos Amilcar Goal 88'

Gabon win 5-2 on aggregate


2 July 2000
Equatorial Guinea  0–1  Angola
Isaac Goal 72'
16 July 2000
Angola  4–1  Equatorial Guinea
Paulão Goal 14'
Akwá Goal 18'
Mendonça Goal 83'
Isaac Goal 88'
Casiano Mba Goal 33'

Angola win 5-1 on aggregate


15 July 2000
Namibia  8–2  Benin
Robert Nauseb Goal 4'
Silvester Goraseb Goal 8'20'36'
Razundara Tjikuzu Goal 25'43'
Quinton Jacobs Goal 31' (pen.)
Collin Benjamin Goal 77'
Eric Assouma Goal 6'12'

Namibia win 8-4 on aggregate


Ivory Cost win 7-0 on aggregate


3 July 2000
Cape Verde  1–0  Liberia
Antonio Duarte
16 July 2000
Liberia  3–0  Cape Verde
George Weah Goal 3'77'
Alex Brown Goal 71'

Liberia win 3-1 on aggregate


20 August 2000
Sierra Leone  2–0  Togo
Ibrahim Bah Goal 33'
Abu Kanu Goal 51'
3 September 2000
Togo  2–0  Sierra Leone
Mohamed Kader Goal 26'
Tadjou Salou Goal 60' (pen.)

2-2 after extra time, Togo win 4-2 on penalties


Congo DR won 3–1 on aggregate


2 July 2000
Sudan  5–1  Eritrea
Khalid Bakheit Goal 4'
James Moga Goal 11'
Mohammed Musa Goal 54'
Hisham Seeni Goal 56'
Amir Mustafa Goal 86'
Basili Abraham Goal 6'

Sudan won 6–3 on aggregate


2 July 2000
Rwanda  2–1  Congo
16 July 2000
Congo  5–1  Rwanda
Lebali Eder Goal 6'
Goma Amoros Goal 8' (pen.)
Pedel Moyimouadeka Goal 26'
Ngoma Nanitelamio Goal 61'
Denis Tsoumou Goal 61'
Mayele Goal 80'

Congo won 6–3 on aggregate


30 June 2000
Djibouti  1–3  Burundi

Burundi won 4–1 on aggregate


Madagascar won 2–1 on aggregate


14 July 2000
Libya  3–1  Chad

4–4 on aggregate, Libya won 8–7 on penalty shootout


Zambia on 2–1 on aggregate


Zimbabwe on 6–0 on aggregate


Mauritius won 4–2 on aggregate


1 July 2000
Uganda  3–1 [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] Malawi
Hassan Mubiru Goal 3'
Hakim Magumba Goal 14'
Andrew Mukasa Goal 52'
Daniel Chitsulo Goal 89'
15 July 2000
Malawi [[File:{{{flag alias-1964}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 1–2  Uganda
Mtawali Chirwali Goal 51' Hassan Mubiru Goal 30'
Majid Musisi Goal 81'

Uganda won 5–2 on aggregate


16 July 2000
Mozambique  1–0  Lesotho
Dário Goal 82'

1–1 after extra time; Lesotho won 3-2 on penalty shootout


Kenya won 5–3 on aggregate


Guinea-Bissau withdrew; Morocco advanced

Qualifying round[edit]

Qualifying took place between 2 September 2000 and 17 June 2001.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Nigeria 14 6 4 2 0 9 1 +8
 Zambia 8 6 2 2 2 5 5 0
 Madagascar 5 6 1 2 3 5 7 −2
 Namibia 5 6 1 2 3 5 11 −6
2 September 2000
Nigeria  4–0  Namibia
Victor Ikpeba Goal 39'73'88'
Pascal Ojigwe Goal 55'



8 October 2000
Namibia  1–2  Zambia

13 January 2001
Nigeria  1–0  Zambia
Victor Agali Goal 33'


24 March 2001
Zambia  1–1  Nigeria
Isaac Okoronkwo Goal 42' (o.g.) Benedict Akwuegbu Goal 30'


2 June 2001
Zambia  0–0  Namibia

2 June 2001
Nigeria  1–0  Madagascar
Benedict Akwuegbu Goal 4'


Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Liberia 13 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10
 South Africa 12 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5
 Congo 5 6 1 2 3 4 9 −5
 Mauritius 2 6 0 2 4 2 12 −10

3 September 2000
Congo  1–2  South Africa
Guié-Mien Goal 70' (pen.) Thabo Mngomeni Goal 21'
Bradley August Goal 59'

8 October 2000
Mauritius  1–2  Congo
Jean-Marc Ithier Goal 47' Guié-Mien Goal 27'29'





25 March 2001
Congo  0–1  Liberia
Prince Daye Goal 62'

3 June 2001
Congo  0–0  Mauritius


16 June 2001
Mauritius  0–2  Liberia
Isaac Tondo Goal 1'61'

17 June 2001
South Africa  0–0  Congo

Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Morocco 10 6 3 1 2 5 4 +1
 Tunisia 8 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2
 Gabon 8 6 2 2 2 8 8 0
 Kenya 6 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3
2 September 2000
Gabon  2–0  Morocco
Guy-Roger N'zeng Goal 38'
Etienne Bito'o Goal 56'



8 October 2000
Morocco  1–0  Kenya
Youssef Chippo Goal 43'

13 January 2001
Tunisia  0–1  Morocco
Abdeljalil Hadda Goal 49'



24 March 2001
Gabon  1–1  Kenya
Valéry Ondo Goal 67' (pen.) Sammy Wanyonyi Goal 85'



16 June 2001
Morocco  0–1  Gabon
Due Nguema Goal 43'

17 June 2001
Tunisia  4–1  Kenya
Ali Zitouni Goal 33'62'
Ziad Jaziri Goal 42'44'
Simeon Mulama Goal 61'

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Algeria 11 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2
 Burkina Faso 11 6 3 2 1 4 3 +1
 Angola 8 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1
 Burundi 2 6 0 2 4 2 6 −4



8 October 2000
Angola  2–2  Algeria
Sousa Goal 52'
António Mendonça Goal 66'
Abdelhafid Tasfaout Goal 10'26'


13 January 2001
Burkina Faso  1–0  Angola
Mamadou Zongo Goal 38'


25 March 2001
Angola  2–0  Burkina Faso
Quinzinho Goal 44'
Akwá Goal 75'

1 June 2001
Algeria  3–2  Angola
Rafik Saïfi Goal 6'41' (pen.)
Kamel Kherkhache Goal 80'
Djiberato Goal 29'
António Mendonça Goal 60'



17 June 2001
Angola  2–1  Burundi
Paulão Goal 25'
Flávio Goal 52'
Selemane Goal 50'

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Togo 10 4 3 1 0 7 0 +7
 Senegal 5 4 1 2 1 4 2 +2
 Uganda 1 4 0 1 3 1 10 −9
 Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note:  Guinea were excluded on 19 March 2001, after the Guinean sports minister had failed to meet a third FIFA deadline to reinstall the Guinean FA functionaries.

24 September 2000
Senegal  0–0  Togo


13 January 2001
Uganda  1–1  Senegal
Mathias Kawesa Goal 69' Pape Thiaw Goal 6'

24 March 2001
Senegal  3–0  Uganda
El Hadj Diouf Goal 18'85'
Henri Camara Goal 40'

2 June 2001
Uganda  0–3  Togo
Kader Coubadja-Touré Goal 34'70'
Kouadji Dogbe Goal 48'

17 June 2001
Togo  1–0  Senegal
Noutsoudjin Kossi Goal 32'

Group 6[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 13 6 4 1 1 16 8 +8
 DR Congo 8 6 2 2 2 7 9 −2
 Lesotho 6 6 1 3 2 7 9 −2
 Zimbabwe 6 6 2 0 4 8 12 −4
3 September 2000
Zimbabwe  3–2  DR Congo
Luke Petros Goal 6'73'
Peter Ndlovu Goal 22'
Mayélé Goal 29' (pen.)
Kambamu Wakanyenkele Goal 67'

3 September 2000
Lesotho  3–3  Ghana
Seth Lephoto Goal 47'
Masupha Majara Goal 49'
Molefe Makhele Goal 61'
Charles Amoah Goal 27'
Nana Arhin Duah Goal 80'88'


10 October 2000
DR Congo  1–1  Lesotho
Moro Nvula Goal 57' Paballo Mpakanyane Goal 65'

14 January 2001
Zimbabwe  1–2  Lesotho
Benjani Mwaruwari Goal 21' Masupha Majara Goal 40'
Lehlohonolo Seema Goal 87' (pen.)


24 March 2001
Lesotho  0–1  Zimbabwe
Peter Ndlovu Goal 88'

25 March 2001
Ghana  3–0  DR Congo
Charles Allotey Goal 17'84'
Stephen Appiah Goal 49'

3 June 2001
Lesotho  0–0  DR Congo

3 June 2001
Zimbabwe  1–2  Ghana
Wilfred Mugeyi Goal 15' Owusu-Ansah Goal 39'
Isaac Boakye Goal 89'

17 June 2001
DR Congo  2–1  Zimbabwe

Group 7[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Egypt 13 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5
 Ivory Coast 11 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5
 Libya 6 6 2 0 4 4 10 −6
 Sudan 4 6 1 1 4 3 7 −4

10 September 2000
Libya  1–0  Sudan
Ezzedine Al-Masrati Goal 44'

8 October 2000
Sudan  0–1  Egypt
Hossam Hassan Goal 22'


14 January 2001
Egypt  4–0  Libya
Ibrahim Hassan Goal 27'
Ahmed Hassan Goal 47'62'
Abdel Sattar Sabry Goal 66' (pen.)

20 January 2001
Ivory Coast  2–0  Sudan
Abdul Kader Keïta Goal 38'
Zephirin Zoko Goal 80'

23 March 2001
Libya  2–0  Egypt
Ahmed Abu Kubba Goal 53'
Ahmed Elmosly Goal 65'

25 March 2001
Sudan  0–0  Ivory Coast

3 June 2001
Egypt  3–2  Sudan
Ahmed Hossam Goal 20'51'
Ahmed Hosni Goal 58'
James Moga Goal 69'
Farouk Gabra Goal 89' (pen.)



17 June 2001
Sudan  1–0  Libya
Edward Gildo Fidda Goal 45'

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