2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This page details the process of qualifying for the 2008 African Cup of Nations. 48 African nations, including hosts Ghana, entered the competition. Ghana automatically qualified as host country.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 16 qualified teams are:

Teams that did not enter[edit]

(World Ranking from May 16, 2007)

Team Excluded[edit]

(World Ranking from May 16, 2007)

Qualifying round[edit]

The 47 nations were divided into 11 groups of four teams and 1 group of 3 teams, with the 12 group winners and the best 3 runners-up from groups with four teams (originally groups 1-11, now groups 2-11 after the withdrawal of Djibouti from group 1) qualifying for the finals. Qualifying took place between September 2, 2006 and October 13, 2007.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ivory Coast 10 4 3 1 0 13 0 +13
 Gabon 7 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1
 Madagascar 0 4 0 0 4 0 14 -14
 Djibouti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

On 17 August 2006, the Djibouti Football Federation announced that  Djibouti was withdrawing from the qualifying tournament, without giving a reason.[1]

2 September 2006
Gabon  4 – 0  Madagascar
Henry Antchouet Goal 40'
Daniel Cousin Goal 67' (pen.)
Shiva N'Zigou Goal 76', Goal 82'

8 October 2006
Ivory Coast  5 – 0  Gabon
Kolo Touré Goal 10'
Arouna Koné Goal 22', Goal 55', Goal 70'
Aruna Dindane Goal 32'


3 June 2007
Ivory Coast  5 – 0  Madagascar
Salomon Kalou Goal 18'
Arouna Koné Goal 30', Goal 82'
Yaya Touré Goal 48'
Didier Drogba Goal 90'


8 September 2007
Gabon  0 – 0  Ivory Coast

Djibouti withdrew prior to the start of qualification; all Djibouti matches were therefore cancelled.

Group 2[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Egypt 12 6 3 3 0 9 2 +7
 Mauritania 7 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1
 Burundi 7 6 2 1 3 6 8 -2
 Botswana 7 6 2 1 3 3 7 -4

2 September 2006
Mauritania  4 - 0  Botswana
Saidou M'Bodj Goal 2'
Karamoko Moussa Goal 10', Goal 23'
Yoann Langlet Goal 31'

7 October 2006
Botswana  0 - 0  Egypt




3 June 2007
Burundi  1 - 0  Botswana
Abdul Hakimana Goal 63'





Group 3[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Nigeria 15 6 5 0 1 10 3 +7
 Uganda 11 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5
 Niger 4 6 1 1 4 5 11 -6
 Lesotho 4 6 1 1 4 3 9 -6
2 September 2006
Uganda  3 - 0  Lesotho
Geoffrey Massa Goal 29', Goal 42'
David Obua Goal 57' (pen.)

2 September 2006
Nigeria  2 - 0  Niger
Aiyegbeni Yakubu Goal 27'
Christian Obodo Goal 60'

8 October 2006
Lesotho  0 - 1  Nigeria
Aiyegbeni Yakubu Goal 50'


24 March 2007
Nigeria  1 - 0  Uganda
Nwankwo Kanu Goal 73'

25 March 2007
Lesotho  3 - 1  Niger
Refiloe Potse Goal 22', Goal 44'
Mpitsa Marai Goal 75'
Daouda Kamilou Goal 80'





8 September 2007
Nigeria  2 - 0  Lesotho
Stephen Makinwa Goal 42'
Ikechukwu Uche Goal 73'

8 September 2007
Uganda  3 - 1  Niger
David Obua Goal 2' (pen.), Goal 77', Goal 86' Seydou Idrissa Goal 45'

Group 4[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Sudan 15 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
 Tunisia 13 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9
 Seychelles 4 6 1 1 4 3 14 -11
 Mauritius 2 6 0 2 4 3 10 -7
3 September 2006
Mauritius  0 - 0  Tunisia

3 September 2006
Sudan  3 - 0  Seychelles
Bader Eldin Abdalla Galag Goal 22'
Haytham Tambal Goal 77' (pen.), Goal 90'

7 October 2006
Seychelles  2 - 1  Mauritius
Wilnes Brutus Goal 22', Goal 81' Kervin Godon Goal 50'

7 October 2006
Tunisia  1 - 0  Sudan
Richard Gastin Lado Goal 79' (o.g.)

24 March 2007
Seychelles  0 - 3  Tunisia
Issam Jemâa Goal 16', Goal 76', Goal 80'

25 March 2007
Mauritius  1 - 2  Sudan
Ricardo Naboth Goal 68' Faisal Agab Goal 42', Goal 86'

2 June 2007
Sudan  3 - 0  Mauritius
Richard Gastin Goal 24', Goal 65'
Faisal Agab Goal 44'

2 June 2007
Tunisia  4 - 0  Seychelles
Issam Jemâa Goal 25'
Kamel Zaiem Goal 41', Goal 66'
Amine Chermiti Goal 81'

16 June 2007
Seychelles  0 - 2  Sudan
Faisal Agab Goal 46'
Haytham Tambal Goal 61'


9 September 2007
Mauritius  1 - 1  Seychelles
Christopher Perle Goal 59' Dennis Godfrey Goal 43' (pen.)

Group 5[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Cameroon 15 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9
 Equatorial Guinea 10 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1
 Rwanda 6 6 2 0 4 10 11 -1
 Liberia 4 6 1 1 4 6 13 -7
3 September 2006
Rwanda  0 - 3  Cameroon
Guy Feutchine Goal 55'
Geremi Njitap Goal 62'
Landry Nguemo Goal 84'






2 June 2007
Rwanda  2 - 0  Equatorial Guinea
Haruna Niyonzima Goal 57', Goal 77'





9 September 2007
Equatorial Guinea  1 - 0  Cameroon
Juvenal Goal 35'

Group 6[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Angola 13 6 4 1 1 16 5 +11
 Eritrea 9 6 2 3 1 5 8 -3
 Kenya 7 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1
 Swaziland 3 6 0 3 3 0 7 -7

3 September 2006
Swaziland  0 - 2  Angola
Jamba Goal 21'
Locó Goal 80'

7 October 2006
Eritrea  0 - 0  Swaziland

8 October 2006
Angola  3 - 1  Kenya
Flávio Goal 27', Goal 68'
Mateus Goal 60'
Boniface Ambani Goal 81'

25 March 2007
Angola  6 - 1  Eritrea
Flávio Goal 26', Goal 69'
Mantorras Goal 35'
Ze Kalanga Goal 41'
Mendonça Goal 51'
Figueiredo Goal 80'
Tenese Gay Goal 58'


2 June 2007
Eritrea  1 - 1  Angola
Elias Ali Abubeker Goal 17' Maurito Goal 88'


16 June 2007
Eritrea  1 - 0  Kenya
Berhane Aregay Goal 80'


8 September 2007
Kenya  2 - 1  Angola
Patrick Oboya Goal 18'
Dennis Oliech Goal 87'
Manucho Goal 35'

9 September 2007
Swaziland  0 - 0  Eritrea

Group 7[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Senegal 11 6 3 2 1 12 3 +9
 Mozambique 9 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1
 Tanzania 8 6 2 2 2 4 7 -3
 Burkina Faso 4 6 1 1 4 5 12 -7

2 September 2006
Senegal  2 - 0  Mozambique
Nando Goal 33' (o.g.)
Guiranne Ndaw Goal 61'


8 October 2006
Mozambique  0 - 0  Tanzania

24 March 2007
Senegal  4 - 0  Tanzania
Mamadou Niang Goal 35'49'64'
Diomansy Kamara Goal 46'


2 June 2007
Tanzania  1 - 1  Senegal
Nizar Khalfan Goal 18' Demba Ba Goal 75'



17 June 2007
Mozambique  0 - 0  Senegal


Group 8[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guinea 11 6 3 2 1 10 3 +7
 Algeria 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
 Gambia 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
 Cape Verde 5 6 1 2 3 3 10 -7
3 September 2006
Gambia  2 - 0  Cape Verde
Jatto Ceesay Goal 8' (pen.)
Assan Jatta Goal 88'

3 September 2006
Guinea  0 - 0  Algeria

7 October 2006
Algeria  1 - 0  Gambia
Karim Ziani Goal 75' (pen.)

7 October 2006
Cape Verde  1 - 0  Guinea
Lito Goal 52'

24 March 2007
Gambia  0 - 2  Guinea
Kaba Diawara Goal 50'
Pascal Feindouno Goal 70'





16 June 2007
Cape Verde  0 - 0  Gambia

9 September 2007
Gambia  2 - 1  Algeria
Assan Jatta Goal 75' (pen.), Goal 86' Rafik Saifi Goal 58'

Group 9[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Mali 12 6 3 3 0 10 1 +9
 Benin 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 Togo 9 6 3 0 3 7 9 -2
 Sierra Leone 1 6 0 1 5 1 14 -13

3 September 2006
Togo  2 - 1  Benin
Thomas Dossevi Goal 15'
Komlan Amewou Goal 75'
Abou Maiga Goal 85'


8 October 2006
Mali  1 - 0  Togo
Dramane Traoré Goal 90+1'

24 March 2007
Togo  3 - 1  Sierra Leone
Emmanuel Adebayor Goal 37', Goal 85'
Adekambi Olufade Goal 62'
Mohamed Kallon Goal 77'

25 March 2007
Mali  1 - 1  Benin
Frederic Kanoute Goal 47' (pen.) Mouritala Ogunbiyi Goal 44'


3 June 2007
Benin  0 - 0  Mali


17 June 2007
Mali  6 - 0  Sierra Leone
Djibril Sidibé Goal 22' (pen.)
Seydou Keita Goal 68', Goal 87'
Boucader Diallo Goal 72', Goal 89'
Toure Basala Goal 90'


12 October 2007[5]
Togo  0 - 2  Mali
Frederic Kanoute Goal 41'
Mamady Sidibé Goal 90'

Group 10[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Namibia 10 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1
 DR Congo 9 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
 Libya 8 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1
 Ethiopia 6 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4
3 September 2006
Ethiopia  1 - 0  Libya
Dawit Mebratu Goal 15'


7 October 2006
Namibia  1 - 0  Ethiopia
Quinton Jacobs Goal 18' (pen.)

8 October 2006
Libya  1 - 1  DR Congo
Khaled Hussein Goal 63' Dikilu Bageta Goal 40'

25 March 2007
Libya  2 - 1  Namibia
Salem Al Rewani Goal 12'
Tarik El Taib Goal 61'
Victor Helu Goal 88'





17 June 2007
Libya  3 - 1  Ethiopia
Ahmed Zuway Goal 11'
Salem Al Rewani Goal 23'
Ahmed Zuway Goal 48'
Fikru Tefera Goal 59'

8 September 2007
DR Congo  1 - 1  Libya
Shabani Nonda Goal 39' (pen.) Khaled Hussein Goal 51'

8 September 2007
Ethiopia  2 - 3  Namibia
Birhanu Bogale Goal 44'
Saladin Said Goal 67'
Rudolf Bester Goal 64', Goal 82'
Muna Katupose Goal 86'

Group 11[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Zambia 11 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6
 South Africa 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 Congo 7 6 1 4 1 5 6 -1
 Chad 2 6 0 2 4 3 14 -11

Zambia finished as group winner by winning the head-to-head against South Africa.




8 October 2006
Zambia  0 - 1  South Africa
Aaron Mokoena Goal 28'



2 June 2007
South Africa  4 - 0  Chad
Nasief Morris Goal 13'
Sibusiso Zuma Goal 23', Goal 33'
Siyabonga Nomvethe Goal 74'

2 June 2007
Zambia  3 - 0  Congo
Jacob Mulenga Goal 22'
Gildas Ngo Goal 74' (o.g.)
Songwe Chalwe Goal 87'




9 September 2007
South Africa  1 - 3  Zambia
Benni McCarthy Goal 51' Christopher Katongo Goal 6', Goal 28', Goal 30'

Group 12[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Morocco 10 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5
 Zimbabwe 4 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1
 Malawi 3 4 1 0 3 2 6 -4
2 September 2006
Morocco  2 - 0  Malawi
Marouane Chamakh Goal 50'
Mbark Boussoufa Goal 72'

7 October 2006
Malawi  1 - 0  Zimbabwe
Moses Chavula Goal 33'

25 March 2007
Zimbabwe  1 - 1  Morocco
Esrom Nyandoro Goal 82' Youssouf Hadji Goal 7'



9 September 2007
Zimbabwe  3 - 1  Malawi
Kingstone Nkatha Goal 24'
Richard Mteki Goal 54'
Method Mwanjali Goal 61'
Esau Kanyenda Goal 43'

Best runners-up (groups 2-11)[edit]

The best 3 runners-up from groups with four teams (groups 2-11) would qualify for the finals.

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Tunisia 13 6 4 1 1 12 3 +9
 Benin 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 South Africa 11 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6
 Uganda 11 6 3 2 1 8 3 +5
 Equatorial Guinea 10 6 3 1 2 6 7 -1
 DR Congo 9 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
 Mozambique 9 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1
 Eritrea 9 6 2 3 1 5 8 -3
 Algeria 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
 Mauritania 7 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1

Top goalscorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Nation Club
Arouna Kone 5  Ivory Coast Spain Seville
David Obua 5  Uganda South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
Faisal Agab 5  Sudan Sudan Al-Merreikh
Flavio 5  Angola Egypt Al Ahly
Issam Jemâa 5  Tunisia France SM Caen
Mohammadou Idrissou 4  Cameroon Germany MSV Duisburg
Sibusiso Zuma 4  South Africa Germany Arminia Bielefeld
Pascal Feindouno 3  Guinea France Saint-Etienne
Yakubu 3  Nigeria England Everton
Chris Katongo 3  Zambia Denmark Brøndby

Source: Official site - qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ (August 17, 2006), "Djibouti pull out of Nations Cup", BBC News, Accessed August 29, 2006
  2. ^ Held in neighbouring Rwanda because Burundi's Stade Prince Louis Rwagasore is unavailable. [1]
  3. ^ a b c Burundi vs Egypt, originally to be played on 17 June 2007 in Rwanda, postponed due to logistical problems encountered in Kigali. The last round of matches, due to be played in the weekend of 8 September 2007, also postponed as a result. [2]
  4. ^ Postponed from 17 June 2007 after the match officials failed to arrive on time. [3]
  5. ^ a b Both matches postponed from 8 September 2007 due to general elections in Sierra Leone. [4]
  6. ^ Postponed from 25 March 2007 due to civil unrest

External links[edit]