1980 African Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the qualifying process for the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as hosts, and Ghana, as title holders, qualified automatically.

Qualifying tournament[edit]

 Ghana qualified as holders
 Nigeria qualified as hosts

Preliminary round[edit]

3 December 1978
Madagascar  2–1  Malawi

17 December 1978
Malawi  5 – 1
(6 – 3 agg.)
 Madagascar

Malawi advanced to the First Round.

12 August 1979
Mauritius  0–1  Lesotho

26 August 1979
Lesotho  1 – 2
(2 – 2 agg.)
 Mauritius

Mauritius advanced to the First Round due on away goals.


Benin  w/o  Niger

Benin advanced to the First Round, Niger withdrew.

First round[edit]

16 September 1979
Benin  1–0  Ivory Coast

30 September 1979
Ivory Coast  4 – 1
(4 – 1 agg.)
 Benin

Cote d'Ivoire advanced to the Second Round.

30 September 1979
Zaire  4 – 1
(6 – 5 agg.)
 Congo-Brazzaville

Zaire advanced to the Second Round.

16 September 1979
Guinea  3–0  Cameroon

30 September 1979
Cameroon  3 – 0
(3 – 3 agg.)
 Guinea
  Penalties  
1–4

Guinea won 4–1 on penalties, and so advanced to the Second Round.

16 September 1979
Libya  2–1  Ethiopia

30 September 1979
Ethiopia  1 – 1
(2 – 3 agg.)
 Libya

Libya advanced to the Second Round.

15 April 1979
Malawi  0–2  Zambia

29 April 1979
Zambia  2 – 0
(4 – 0 agg.)
 Malawi

Zambia advanced to the Second Round.

16 September 1979
Mauritania  2–2  Morocco

30 September 1979
Morocco  4 – 1
(6 – 3 agg.)
 Mauritania

Morocco advanced to the Second Round.

16 September 1979
Mauritius  3–2  Tanzania

30 September 1979
Tanzania  4 – 0
(6 – 3 agg.)
 Mauritius

Tanzania advanced to the Second Round.

16 September 1979
Togo  2–0  Gambia

30 September 1979
Gambia  1 – 0
(1 – 2 agg.)
 Togo

Togo advanced to the Second Round.

Algeria advanced to the Second Round, Burundi withdrew.

Egypt advanced to the Second Round, Somalia withdrew.

Kenya advanced to the Second Round, Tunisia withdrew.

Sudan advanced to the Second Round, Uganda withdrew.

Second round[edit]

6 November 1979
Libya  1 – 0
(2 – 3 agg.)
 Algeria

Algeria qualify.

24 October 1979
Kenya  3–1  Egypt

6 November 1979
Egypt  3 – 0
(4 – 3 agg.)
 Kenya

Egypt qualify.

28 October 1979
Morocco  7–0  Togo

11 November 1979
Togo  2 – 1
(2 – 8 agg.)
 Morocco

Morocco qualify.

28 October 1979
Sudan  2–0  Ivory Coast

11 November 1979
Ivory Coast  4 – 0
(4 – 2 agg.)
 Sudan

Côte d'Ivoire qualify.

28 October 1979
Tanzania  1–0  Zambia

11 November 1979
Zambia  1 – 1
(1 – 2 agg.)
 Tanzania

Tanzania qualify.

28 October 1979
Zaire  3–2  Guinea

11 November 1979
Guinea  3 – 1
(5 – 4 agg.)
 Zaire

Guinea qualify.

Qualified teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algeria in 1980 African Cup of Nations" (in French). dzfootball. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

External links[edit]