1980 African Cup of Nations

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1980 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryNigeria
Dates8 − 22 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up Algeria
Third place Morocco
Fourth place Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored33 (2.06 per match)
Top scorer(s)Morocco Khaled Labied
Nigeria Segun Odegbami
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Nigeria Christian Chukwu
1978
1982

The 1980 African Cup of Nations was the 12th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Nigeria. Just like in 1978, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Nigeria won its first championship, beating Algeria in the final 3−0.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Lagos
Locations of the 1980 African Cup of Nations venues
Ibadan
Surulere Stadium Liberty Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 35,000
Lagos Island.jpg Ibadan street scene.jpg

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
 Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Tanzania 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Nigeria 3–1 Tanzania
Lawal Goal 11'
Onyedika Goal 35'
Odegbami Goal 85'
Report Mkambi Goal 54'
Attendance: 80,000

Egypt 2–1 Ivory Coast
Hammam Goal 8'
Mokhtar Goal 20'
Report Gome Goal 7'
Attendance: 1
Referee: Joel Mondoka (Zambia)

Egypt 2–1 Tanzania
Shehata Goal 32'
Nour Goal 38'
Report Goal 86' Waziri
Attendance: 55,000

Nigeria 0–0 Ivory Coast
Report

Ivory Coast 1–1 Tanzania
Koma Goal 7' Report Waziri Goal 59'
Attendance: 70,000

Nigeria 1–0 Egypt
Isima Goal 15' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 5
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 3
 Guinea 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Ghana 0–0 Algeria
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Morocco 1–1 Guinea
Mustapha Goal 7' Report M. Camara Goal 8'
Attendance: 40,000

Algeria 1–0 Morocco
Belloumi Goal 90+3' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ali Dridi (Tunisie)

Ghana 1–0 Guinea
Klutse Goal 69' Report
Attendance: 20,000

Algeria 3–2 Guinea
Bensaoula Goal 12'49'
Belloumi Goal 37'
Report Diawara Goal 82'
Bangoura Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 20,000

Morocco 1–0 Ghana
Labied Goal 44' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Knockout phase[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 March – Lagos
 
 
 Nigeria 1
 
22 March – Lagos
 
 Morocco 0
 
 Nigeria 3
 
19 March – Ibadan
 
 Algeria 0
 
 Algeria (p) 2 (4)
 
 
 Egypt 2 (2)
 
Third place
 
 
21 March – Lagos
 
 
 Morocco 2
 
 
 Egypt 0

Semi-finals[edit]

Nigeria 1–0 Morocco
Owolabi Goal 9' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Algeria 2–2 Egypt
Assad Goal 55' (pen.)
Benmiloudi Goal 62'
Report El Khatib Goal 32'
El Sayed Goal 47'
Penalties
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Assad Penalty scored
4-2 Penalty scored Shehata
Penalty scored Mokhtar
Penalty missed El Khatib
Penalty missed Amer

Third place match[edit]

Morocco 2–0 Egypt
Labied Goal 9'78' Report
Attendance: 5,000

Final[edit]

Nigeria 3–0 Algeria
Odegbami Goal 2'42'
Lawal Goal 50'
Report
Attendance: 85,000

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1980 Champions 

Nigeria
1st title

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Nigeria Best Ogedegbe

Algeria Mustapha Kouici
Egypt Mohamed Salah El-Din
Guinea Moussa Camara
Nigeria Christian Chukwu

Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Algeria Ali Fergani
Egypt Mahmoud El Khatib
Egypt Shawky Gharieb

Algeria Salah Assad
Nigeria Segun Odegbami

Scorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]