1984 African Cup of Nations

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1984 African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1984
CAN 1984 (logo).png
Afcon 1984 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryIvory Coast
Dates4 – 18 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Algeria
Fourth place Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored39 (2.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Egypt Taher Abouzaid
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Cameroon Théophile Abega
Best goalkeeperCameroon Joseph-Antoine Bell
1982
1986

The 1984 African Cup of Nations was the 14th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the fooball championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ivory Coast. Just like in 1982, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Cameroon won its first championship, beating Nigeria in the final 3−1.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Abidjan
Locations of the 1984 African Cup of Nations venues
Bouaké
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stade Bouaké
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 35,000
StadeFHB.jpg Stade de la paix en reconstruction.PNG

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 2
 Togo 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Ivory Coast 3–0 Togo
Koffi Goal 27'
Fofana Goal 62'
Goba Goal 75'
Report

Egypt 1–0 Cameroon
Abouzaid Goal 78' Report

Cameroon 4–1 Togo
Djonkep Goal 7'
Abega Goal 21'61'
Aoudou Goal 45'
Report Moutairou Goal 56'

Ivory Coast 1–2 Egypt
Miézan Goal 53' Report Abouzaid Goal 66'72'

Egypt 0–0 Togo
Report

Ivory Coast 0–2 Cameroon
Report Milla Goal 42'
Djonkep Goal 61'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 5
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 2
 Malawi 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Ghana 1–2 Nigeria
Opoku N'ti Goal 19' Report Nwosu Goal 13'
Ehilegbu Goal 31'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Algeria 3–0 Malawi
Bouiche Goal 29'
Belloumi Goal 36'
Fergani Goal 38'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Malawi 2–2 Nigeria
Waya Goal 7' (pen.)
Msiya Goal 35'
Report Temile Goal 39'41'
Attendance: 15,000

Algeria 2–0 Ghana
Menad Goal 75'
Bensaoula Goal 85'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Algeria 0–0 Nigeria
Report
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Karim Camara (Guinea)

Ghana 1–0 Malawi
Amphadu Goal 32' Report
Attendance: 3,000

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 March – Abidjan
 
 
 Egypt (p) 2 (7)
 
18 March – Abidjan
 
 Nigeria 2 (8)
 
 Nigeria 1
 
14 March – Abidjan
 
 Cameroon 3
 
 Algeria (p) 0 (4)
 
 
 Cameroon 0 (5)
 
Third place
 
 
17 March – Abidjan
 
 
 Egypt 1
 
 
 Algeria 3

Semifinals[edit]


Algeria 0–0 Cameroon
Report
Penalties
Guendouz Penalty missed 4–5
Attendance: 15,000

Third place match[edit]

Algeria 3–1 Egypt
Madjer Goal 68'
Belloumi Goal 71'
Yahi Goal 90'
Report Abdelghani Goal 76' (pen.)

Final[edit]

Cameroon 3–1 Nigeria
N'Djeya Goal 32'
Abega Goal 79'
Ebongué Goal 84'
Report Lawal Goal 10'

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1984 Champions 

Cameroon
1st title

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Cameroon Joseph-Antoine Bell

Cameroon Isaac Sinkot
Egypt Ali Shehata
Egypt Ibrahim Youssef
Nigeria Stephen Keshi

Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Cameroon Théophile Abega
Egypt Taher Abouzeid
Nigeria Clement Temile

Algeria Djamel Menad
Malawi Clifton Msiya

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