2009 African Nations Championship

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2009 African Nations Championship
African Nations Championship
Côte d'Ivoire 2009
African Nations Championship 2009.png
Tournament details
Host country Ivory Coast
Dates 22 February – 08 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  DR Congo (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Zambia
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 30 (1.88 per match)
Top scorer(s) Zambia Given Singuluma (5 goals)
Best player Democratic Republic of the Congo Tresor Mputu
2011

The 2009 African Nations Championship was the first edition of the African Nations Championship in football. The tournament took place in Ivory Coast from February 22 to March 8, 2009. Thirty countries attempted to qualify for the tournament.

Qualifying[edit]

Squads[edit]

CHAN 2009:Squad List

Qualified Teams[edit]

 Ivory Coast Host country
 Libya CAF Zone 1 - Northern Zone
 Senegal CAF Zone 2 - Western Zone A
 Ghana CAF Zone 3 - Western Zone B
 DR Congo CAF Zone 4 - Central Zone
 Tanzania CAF Zone 5 - Central Eastern Zone
 Zambia CAF Zone 6 - Southern Zone
 Zimbabwe CAF Zone 6 - Southern Zone

Draw[edit]

  • CHAN groups fixtures draw was conducted on Friday December 26, 2008 in Abidjan.[1]

Venues[edit]

Abidjan
Locations of the 2009 African Championship of Nations venues
Bouaké
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stade Bouaké
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 35,000
AbidjanStade.JPG Stade de la paix en reconstruction.PNG

Group stage[edit]

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Where two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:[2]

  1. points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. number of away goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned;
  5. goal difference in all group matches;
  6. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Yellow and red cards
  8. drawing of lots by the organizing committee.

All times given as local time (UTC+0)

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
 Senegal 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
 Tanzania 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
2009-02-22
16:00
Ivory Coast  0 – 3  Zambia
Report Singuluma Goal 36'49'50'




2009-02-28
16:00
Ivory Coast  0 – 0  Senegal
Report

2009-02-28
16:00
Zambia  1 – 1  Tanzania
Banda Goal 90+4' Report Nsajigwa Goal 88' (pen.)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5
 DR Congo 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Zimbabwe 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 Libya 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
2009-02-23
15:00
Ghana  2 – 2  Zimbabwe
A. Ayew Goal 44'67' Report Karuru Goal 5'
Marufu Goal 36'

2009-02-23
18:00
DR Congo  2 – 0  Libya
Kaluyituka Goal 58'
Lofo Goal 67' (pen.)
Report

2009-02-26
15:00
Zimbabwe  1 – 1  DR Congo
Marufu Goal 28' Report Mputu Goal 21'

2009-02-26
18:00
Libya  1 – 1  Ghana
Saad Goal 26' Report Owusu-Ansah Goal 76'

NB: Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac was sent to the stands in the 82nd minute for unsporting behaviour.


2009-03-01
16:00
Ghana  3 – 0  DR Congo
Taylor Goal 45+4'
Antwi Goal 68'
Ansah Goal 79'
Report

2009-03-01
16:00
Zimbabwe  0 – 0  Libya
Report

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals Final
4 March - Bouaké
  Ghana (pen.)  1 (7)  
  Senegal  1 (6)  
 
8 March - Abidjan
      Ghana  0
    DR Congo  2
Third place
4 March - Abidjan 7 March - Abidjan
  Zambia  1   Senegal  1
  DR Congo  2     Zambia  2

Semi-finals[edit]

2009-03-04
19:00
Zambia  1 – 2  DR Congo
Singuluma Goal 85' Report Lofo Goal 3'
Kaluyituka Goal 16'

Third Place Playoff[edit]

2009-03-07
16:00
Senegal  1 – 2  Zambia
Sow Goal 24' Report Bwalya Goal 49'
Singuluma Goal 75'

Final[edit]

2009-03-08
16:00
Ghana  0 – 2  DR Congo
Report Kaluyituka Goal 46'
Bedi Goal 74'



 2009 African Nations Championship
Champions 

DR Congo
First title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHAN draw concluded today 26 of December 2008". CAF. 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ Article 66, paragraph 5 in the Regulations of the African Nations Championship.
  3. ^ "Ghana and DRC in to CHAN final". BBC News. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 

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