West African Nations Cup

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The West African Nations Cup, also known as CSSA Nations Cup or "Zone 3" Championship, was a football championship held from 1982 to 1987 (not in 1985), but discontinued. Ghana won all editions, and indeed never lost a single match among the 25 they played. The tournament was unsuccessfully revived in 2001 as WAFU Championship; in 2005 a "WAFU Laurent Gbagbo West African Unity Cup" was organised between four of the better teams of the region, apparently as an invitational tournament so not a proper successor of the tournament of the eighties.

The Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) was established in July 1965 in Brazzaville as the Comite Permanent du Sport Africain (CPSA). Its present title was adopted in Bamako on 14 December 1966. Since 3 July 1977, the SCSA has been functioning as a specialised agency of the Organisation of African Unity. The SCSA has its headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[1]

West African Nations Cup Record[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
1982
Details
Benin
Ghana
2–1
Togo

Burkina Faso
1–1
Ivory Coast
1983
Details
Ivory Coast
Ghana
3–1
Togo

Ivory Coast
2–1
Liberia
1984
Details
Burkina Faso
Ghana
1–1
Togo

Ivory Coast
2–0
Burkina Faso
1986
Details
Ghana
Ghana
1–0
Togo

Niger
2–1
Burkina Faso
1987
Details
Liberia
Ghana
2–1
Liberia

Nigeria
3–1
Togo

Most West African Nations Cup wins[edit]

Wins Nation Year(s)
5 times  Ghana 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987

Statistics[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 28 18 7 0 56 19 +37
 Togo 24 9 7 8 29 32 −3
 Ivory Coast 17 5 8 4 24 23 +1
 Nigeria 10 6 2 2 8 7 +1
 Burkina Faso 18 4 5 9 15 26 −11
 Liberia 15 4 2 9 13 17 −4
 Niger 12 2 3 7 9 21 −12
 Benin 10 1 3 6 11 20 −9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (S.C.S.A.).". tessamas.net. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 

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