1988 African Cup of Nations

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1988 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم إفريقيا 1988
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1988
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Tournament details
Host countryMorocco
Dates13 – 27 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (2nd title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Algeria
Fourth place Morocco
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored23 (1.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Cameroon Roger Milla
Egypt Gamal Abdelhamid
Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Traoré
(2 goals each)
Best player(s)Morocco Aziz Bouderbala
Best goalkeeperCameroon Joseph-Antoine Bell
1986
1990

The 1988 African Cup of Nations was the 16th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Morocco, who replaced original host Zambia. Just like in 1986, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The tournament final was held in Casablanca at Stade Mohamed V. Cameroon won its second championship, beating Nigeria in the final 1−0.

This tournament has the least goals-per-game average in Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

Host selection[edit]

The original host was Zambia but after their withdrawal in December 1986 due to financial issues, the Confederation of African Football approached Algeria which agreed to host the tournament. However, in February 1987 the CAF rescinded this decision following a dispute with Algeria which protested the CAF's decision to order a replay of the first leg match of the 1978 All-Africa Games qualification against Tunisia. CAF had made this decision following Tunisia's protest that Algeria had fielded two professional players. Morocco was chosen in the end to host the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations replacing Algeria.[1] [2]

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Casablanca
Locations of the 1988 African Cup of Nations venues
Rabat
Stade Mohamed V Stade Moulay Abdellah
Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 52,000
Raja de Casablanca vs Mouloudia dOujda, November 02 2008-04.jpg FAR Rabat vs AS Sale, November 6 2012-2.jpg

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
 Ivory Coast 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
 Zaire 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Morocco 1–1 Zaire
Merry Goal 43' (pen.) Report Lutonadio Goal 88'

Ivory Coast 1–1 Algeria
A. Traoré Goal 48' Report Belloumi Goal 16'

Ivory Coast 1–1 Zaire
A. Traoré Goal 74' Report Kabongo Goal 37'
Attendance: 45,000

Morocco 1–0 Algeria
El Haddaoui Goal 52' Report
Attendance: 78,000

Algeria 1–0 Zaire
Ferhaoui Goal 36' Report

Morocco 0–0 Ivory Coast
Report
Attendance: 80,000

Note: Algeria qualified by drawing of lots.[3]

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
 Egypt 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 3
 Kenya 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1
Cameroon 1–0 Egypt
Milla Goal 5' Report
Attendance: 5,000

Nigeria 3–0 Kenya
Yekini Goal 6'
Edobor Goal 13'
Okosieme Goal 33'
Report
Attendance: 4,000

Cameroon 1–1 Nigeria
Milla Goal 21' Report Okwaraji Goal 2'
Attendance: 13,000

Egypt 3–0 Kenya
Abdelhamid Goal 2'65'
Younes Goal 58'
Report
Attendance: 12,000

Cameroon 0–0 Kenya
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Badou Jasseh (Gambia)

Nigeria 0–0 Egypt
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ali Bangoura (Guinea)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
23 March – Rabat
 
 
 Nigeria (p) 1 (9)
 
27 March – Casablanca
 
 Algeria 1 (8)
 
 Nigeria 0
 
23 March – Casablanca
 
 Cameroon 1
 
 Morocco 0
 
 
 Cameroon 1
 
Third place
 
 
26 March – Casablanca
 
 
 Algeria (p) 1 (4)
 
 
 Morocco 1 (3)

Semifinals[edit]


Morocco 0–1 Cameroon
Report Makanaky Goal 78'

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

Cameroon 1–0 Nigeria
Kundé Goal 55' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 50,000

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1988 Champions 

Cameroon
2nd title

Scorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "African Nations Cup 1988". RSSSF. E. Boesenberg, K. Stokkermans & F. Mazet. May 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "African Games 1987". RSSSF. Karel Stokkermans. January 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "MOROCCO 1988". fifaworldcup.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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