2008 African Women's Championship

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2008 African Women's Football Championship
2008 Campeonato Femenino de Fútbol de África
Tournament details
Host country Equatorial Guinea
Dates 15 November - 29 November 2008
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Equatorial Guinea (1st title)
Runners-up  South Africa
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 37 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s) Equatorial Guinea Genoveva Añonma
(6 goals)
2006
2010

The 2008 Women's African Football Championship is of 15-29 November 2008 in Equatorial Guinea. The central African country is the first time host of the tournament. Eight national teams played in group matches and then against each other.

Qualification[edit]

A total of 22 national teams entered qualification. The qualification was in two rounds, with each match taking place over 2 legs. In the first round, the 16 lowest-ranked nations were drawn in pairs. The eight winners joined six other national teams in the 2nd round, where the seven winners together with the hosts qualified for the finals.[1]

First round[edit]

Was played between 30 November and 16 December 2007. Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa had a bye to the second round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Morocco  1–3  Algeria 0–1 1–2
Zimbabwe  6–3  Zambia 3–1 3–2
Eritrea  2–4  Tanzania 2–3 0–1
Botswana  1–9  Namibia 0–3 1–6
Senegal  1–3  Ivory Coast 1–1 0–2
Tunisia  w/o  Egypt
Burundi  w/o  Congo
Guinea  w/o  Benin

Egypt, Burundi and Benin withdrew their matches.

Second round[edit]

Played between the 24th February and 8 March 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tunisia  2–1  Algeria 0–0 2–1
Congo  5–2  DR Congo 4–1 1–1
Zimbabwe  1–6  South Africa 1–4 0–2
Tanzania  1–5  Cameroon 0–3 1–2
Namibia  1–13  Nigeria 0–3 1–10
Guinea  0–11  Mali 0–8 0–3
Ivory Coast  1–4  Ghana 1–1 0–3

Participants[edit]

Therefore, the following eight teams will take part at the African Championship:

Tunisia and Congo will compete at the African Championship for the first time.

Final tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Equatorial Guinea 3 3 0 0 8 3 9
 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 3 2 6
 Congo 3 1 0 2 3 6 3
 Mali 3 0 0 3 2 5 0
2008-11-15
15:00 UTC+1
Equatorial Guinea  1 – 0  Cameroon
Añonma Goal 16' (pen.)

2008-11-15
17:30 UTC+1
Mali  0 – 1  Congo
Passou N'Diaye Goal 69'

2008-11-18
15:00 UTC+1
Cameroon  2 – 1  Mali
Bekombo Goal 38'
Ngo Ndoumbouk Goal 90+3'
Doumbia Goal 75' (pen.)

2008-11-18
17:30 UTC+1
Equatorial Guinea  5 – 2  Congo
S. Simporé Goal 1'
Chinasa Goal 9'
Amarachi Goal 46'
Añonma Goal 65' Goal 90' (pen.)
Passou N'Diaye Goal 5'
Mabonzo Goal 14'

2008-11-21
15:00 UTC+1
Equatorial Guinea  2 – 1  Mali
Chinasa Goal 18'
Añonma Goal 88'
Diarra Goal 30'

2008-11-21
15:00 UTC+1
Cameroon  1 – 0  Congo
Ngono Mani Goal 45'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 3 2 6
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 3 5 1
2008-11-16
13:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  1 – 1  Ghana
Chiejine Goal 90' Okoe Goal 32'


2008-11-19
13:00 UTC+1
Ghana  0 – 1  South Africa
Phewa Goal 24'

2008-11-19
15:30 UTC+1
Tunisia  0 – 0  Nigeria

2008-11-22
15:00 UTC+1
Nigeria  1 – 0  South Africa
Chiejine Goal 16'

2008-11-22
15:00 UTC+1
Ghana  3 – 2  Tunisia
Ibrahim Goal 45+1'
Abdul-Rahman Goal 51' Goal 82'
Mamay Goal 4'
Abidi Goal 48'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

2008-11-25
14:00 UTC+1
Equatorial Guinea  1 – 0  Nigeria
Añonma Goal 58'

2008-11-25
17:00 UTC+1
South Africa  3 – 0  Cameroon
Matlou Goal 28' Goal 47' Goal 80'

Third Place match[edit]

Final match[edit]

2008-11-29
15:00 UTC+1
Equatorial Guinea  2 – 1  South Africa
Diala Goal 22'
Añonma Goal 68'
Matlou Goal 35'

Awards[edit]

Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Añonma was announced player of the tournament[2] and also won the top scorer award with six goals.[citation needed]

 2008 Women's African Football Championship Winners 

Equatorial Guinea
First title

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

6 Goals Genoveva Anonma Equatorial Guinea

References[edit]

  1. ^ cafonline.com: RESULTS AND STATISTICS/ African Women Championship
  2. ^ "Coupe d'Afrique des Nations : la Guinée Equatoriale championne". le football au féminin. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

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