1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)

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  Countries that qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup
  Countries that did not qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup
  Countries that did not enter, withdrew or were disqualified

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the African zone (CAF). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 38 CAF teams entered the competition. However, Mali and Niger both withdrew before the draw was made. The African Zone was allocated five places (out of 32) in the final tournament.

Summary[edit]

There would be two rounds of play:

  • First Round: Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco and Egypt, the four highest-ranked teams according to FIFA, received byes and advanced to the Final Round directly. The remaining 32 teams were paired up to play knockout matches on a home-and-away basis. The winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 20 teams were divided into five groups of four teams each. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify. These were:

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mauritania  0–2  Burkina Faso 0–0 0–2
Namibia  3–1  Mozambique 2–0 1–1
Malawi  0–4  South Africa 0–1 0–3
Uganda  1–5  Angola 0–2 1–3
Guinea-Bissau  4–5  Guinea 3–2 1–3
Gambia  2–5  Liberia 2–1 0–4
Swaziland  0–3  Gabon 0–1 0–2
Burundi  2–0  Sierra Leone 1–0 1–0
Madagascar  3–4  Zimbabwe 1–2 2–2
Congo  3–1  Ivory Coast 2–0 1–1
Mauritius  1–7  Zaire 1–5 0–2
Rwanda  1–5  Tunisia 1–3 0–2
Kenya  3–2  Algeria 3–1 0–1
Togo  3–2  Senegal 2–1 1–1
Sudan  2–3  Zambia 2–0 0–3
Tanzania  1–2  Ghana 0–0 1–2

First Leg[edit]

31 May 1996
17:00
Mauritania  0–0  Burkina Faso
Report
Nouakchott
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alhagi Ibrahima Faye (Togo)

1 June 1996
15:00
Namibia  2–0  Mozambique
Hoeseb Goal 28'
Ortmann Goal 80'
Report
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Antonio Augusto Silva (Angola)

1 June 1996
15:00
Malawi  0–1  South Africa
Report Tinkler Goal 21'
Chichiri Stadium, Blantyre
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

1 June 1996
16:30
Uganda  0–2  Angola
Report Da Silva Goal 35' (pen.)
Paulão Goal 60' (pen.)
Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Isaack Omar Abdulkadir (Tanzania)

1 June 1996
16:30
Guinea-Bissau  3–2  Guinea
Tavares Goal 11'36'
Co Goal 60' (pen.)
Report Camara Goal 53'54'
Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

1 June 1996
17:00
Gambia  2–1  Liberia
Corr Goal 18' (pen.)
Sillah Goal 58'
Report Debbah Goal 35' (pen.)
Independence Stadium, Bakau
Referee: Mamadouba Camara (Guinea)

2 June 1996
15:30
Swaziland  0–1  Gabon
Report Ogandaga Goal 5'
Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Feliz Onias Tangawarima (Mozambique)

2 June 1996
15:00
Burundi  1–0  Sierra Leone
Wambo Goal 85' Report
Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ahmed Salih Salah (Sudan)

2 June 1996
15:00
Madagascar  1–2  Zimbabwe
Raoelijaona Goal 85' Report Sawu Goal 79'
Takawira Goal 89'
Antananarivo
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

2 June 1996
15:30
Congo  2–0  Ivory Coast
Niere Goal 42'
Miyamou Goal 89'
Report
Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat, Brazzaville
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Aka Amuam (Cameroon)

2 June 1996
15:00
Mauritius  1–5  Zaire
Mocude Goal 64' Report Emeka Goal 1'
Ngonge Goal 15'
Tondelva Goal 60'
Elonga-Ekakia Goal 77'82'
Stade Anjalay, Port Louis
Attendance: 2,448
Referee: Eric Hubert (Reunion)

2 June 1996
15:30
Rwanda  1–3  Tunisia
Mupenzi Goal 48' Report Sellimi Goal 43' (pen.)47'
Ben Slimane Goal 60'
Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali City
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Bisingu-Wabelo Buenkadila (Zaire)

2 June 1996
16:00
Kenya  3–1  Algeria
Kwarula Goal 58'
Motego Goal 63' (pen.)
Otieno Goal 87'
Report Zerrouki Goal 78'
Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kine Tebebu (Ethiopia)

2 June 1996
16:00
Togo  2–1  Senegal
Oyawolé Goal 31'
Noutsoudje Goal 88'
Report Traoré Goal 80'
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Emmanuel Okoampah (Ghana)

1 June 1996
19:00
Sudan  2–0  Zambia
El Mustafa Goal 12'
Madani Goal 52'
Report
Al-Hilal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 11,983
Referee: Martin Omondi Bita (Kenya)

8 June 1996
16:00
Tanzania  0–0  Ghana
Report
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Charles Baku Ndukize (Burundi)

Second Leg[edit]

16 June 1996
16:00
Burkina Faso  2–0  Mauritania
Ouédraogo Goal 44'
Traore Goal 81'
Report
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Sylvain Abikanlou (Benin)

Burkina Faso won 2–0 on aggregate


16 June 1996
14:30
Mozambique  1–1  Namibia
Macamo Goal 25' Report Khob Goal 84'
Estádio da Machava, Maputo
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Milson Bahirah Jaky (Madagascar)

Namibia won 3–1 on aggregate


15 June 1996
15:00
South Africa  3–0  Malawi
Bartlett Goal 4'42'
Fish Goal 38'
Report
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Edwin Mmonwagotlhe Senai (Botswana)

South Africa won 4–0 on aggregate


16 June 1996
15:30
Angola  3–1  Uganda
Paulão Goal 1'58'
Paulo Silva Goal 7'
Report Robert Kizito Goal 3'
Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Goshen Hatimbula (Zambia)

Angola won 5–1 on aggregate


16 June 1996
16:30
Guinea  3–1  Guinea-Bissau
Soumah Goal 33'59'
Bangoura Goal 61'
Report Co Goal 47'
Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Moussa Kanoute (Mali)

Guinea won 5–4 on aggregate


23 June 1996
17:00
Liberia  4–0  Gambia
Clarke Goal 25'
Weah Goal 79'
Makor Goal 87'
Debbah Goal 90'
Report
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 7,609
Referee: Samuel Kamara (Sierra Leone)

Liberia won 5–2 on aggregate


16 June 1996
16:00
Gabon  2–0  Swaziland
Mackaya Goal 28'
Ngoukou Goal 56'
Report
Stade Omar Bongo, Libreville
Attendance: 11,625
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Gabon won 3–0 on aggregate


16 June 1996
16:30
Sierra Leone  0–1  Burundi
Report Mbuyi Goal 30'
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Olufemi Orimison Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Burundi won 2–0 on aggregate but withdrew before the Final Round started, so their place was given to Sierra Leone.


16 June 1996
15:00
Zimbabwe  2–2  Madagascar
Zviripayi Goal 52'
Takawira Goal 69'
Report Ratoanaivo Goal 23'
Rasoanaivo Goal 67'
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 36,885
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

Zimbabwe won 4–3 on aggregate


16 June 1996
15:30
Ivory Coast  1–1  Congo
Dao Goal 29' Report Imboula Goal 85'
Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

Congo won 3–1 on aggregate


16 June 1996
15:30
Zaire  2–0  Mauritius
Ngonge Goal 45'
Tondelva Goal 90'
Report
Stade Kamanyola, Kinshasa
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Jean-Fidèle Diramba (Gabon)

Zaire won 7–1 on aggregate


16 June 1996
17:00
Tunisia  2–0  Rwanda
Berkhissa Goal 17'
Sellimi Goal 46' (pen.)
Report
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Mohamed Kouradji (Algeria)

Tunisia won 5–1 on aggregate


14 June 1996
17:00
Algeria  1–0  Kenya
Tasfaout Goal 81' Report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Sahli Ferid (Tunisia)

Kenya won 3–2 on aggregate


16 June 1996
16:30
Senegal  1–1  Togo
Diallo Goal 30' Report Gnavor Goal 85'
Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lassana Gassama (Mauritania)

Togo won 3–2 on aggregate


16 June 1996
15:00
Zambia  3–0  Sudan
Lota Goal 13'
Mutale Goal 35'
Tembo Goal 76'
Report
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Wallace Mabuza (Swaziland)

Zambia won 3–2 on aggregate


17 June 1996
15:00
Ghana  2–1  Tanzania
Johnson Goal 70'
Augustine Goal 81'
Report Daima Goal 71'
Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

Ghana won 2–1 on aggregate

Final round[edit]

Key:

  • Teams highlighted in green qualified for the finals.

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 6 4 1 1 10 4 6 13
 Guinea 6 4 0 2 10 5 5 12
 Kenya 6 3 1 2 11 12 −1 10
 Burkina Faso 6 0 0 6 7 17 −10 0

9 November 1996
16:00
Nigeria  2–0  Burkina Faso
Amokachi Goal 46'77' Report
Lagos National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

10 November 1996
16:30
Guinea  3–1  Kenya
T. Camara Goal 17'
F. Camara Goal 34'
Soumah Goal 82'
Report Okoth Goal 12'
Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mohamed Kouradji (Algeria)

12 January 1997
16:00
Kenya  1–1  Nigeria
Simiyu Goal 22' Report Akpoborie Goal 48'
Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zaid (Saudi Arabia)

12 January 1997
15:30
Burkina Faso  0–2  Guinea
Report Oulare Goal 17'
Soumah Goal 44'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Zeli Sinko (Ivory Coast)

5 April 1997
16:00
Nigeria  2–1  Guinea
Amokachi Goal 66'67' Report T. Camara Goal 87'
Lagos National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)

6 April 1997
16:00
Kenya  4–3  Burkina Faso
Okoth Goal 55'70'75'87' Report Zongo Goal 12'70'
Sanou Goal 42' (pen.)
Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Sahli Ferid (Tunisia)

27 April 1997
16:00
Burkina Faso  1–2  Nigeria
Zongo Goal 76' Report Adepoju Goal 42'
Amunike Goal 58'
Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou
Attendance: 12,224
Referee: Sahli Ferid (Tunisia)

27 April 1997
16:00
Kenya  1–0  Guinea
Otieno Goal 3' Report
Moi International Sports Centre, Nairobi
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

7 June 1997
16:00
Nigeria  3–0  Kenya
Oliseh Goal 13'
Amunike Goal 43'
Oruma Goal 83'
Report
Lagos National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

8 June 1997
16:00
Guinea  3–1  Burkina Faso
F. Camara Goal 9' (pen.)
Balma Goal 27' (o.g.)
Oulare Goal 54'
Report Zongo Goal 8'
Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

16 August 1997
16:00
Burkina Faso  2–4  Kenya
Ma. Zongo Goal 16'
Sanou Goal 80'
Report Simiyu Goal 8'
Were Goal 44'
Sunguti Goal 70'75'
Stade Municipal, Bobo Dioulasso
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

16 August 1997
16:30
Guinea  1–0  Nigeria
F. Camara Goal 50' Report
Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 6 5 1 0 10 1 9 16
 Egypt 6 3 1 2 15 5 10 10
 Liberia 6 1 1 4 2 10 −8 4
 Namibia 6 1 1 4 6 17 −11 4

8 November 1996
15:15
Egypt  7–1  Namibia
Maher Goal 1'15'69'
A. Hassan Goal 11'
I. Hassan Goal 34'
H. Hassan Goal 72'83'
Report Shivute Goal 24'
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Sidi Magassa (Mali)

10 November 1996
15:00
Liberia  0–1  Tunisia
Report Jelassi Goal 87'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Jean-Fidèle Diramba (Gabon)

11 January 1997
16:00
Namibia  0–0  Liberia
Report
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

12 January 1997
14:00
Tunisia  1–0  Egypt
Baya Goal 10' Report
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Masayoshi Okada (Japan)

6 April 1997
15:00
Liberia  1–0  Egypt
Weah Goal 29' Report
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Zeli Sinko (Ivory Coast)

6 April 1997
15:00
Namibia  1–2  Tunisia
Ouseb Goal 74' Report Herichi Goal 15'
Badra Goal 68'
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Milson Jaky (Madagascar)

26 April 1997
15:00
Namibia  2–3  Egypt
Uutoni Goal 62'
Ouseb Goal 87' (pen.)
Report H. Hassan Goal 77'89'
Khashaba Goal 79' (pen.)
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Amuam Aka (Cameroon)

27 April 1997
16:00
Tunisia  2–0  Liberia
Sellimi Goal 66'
Badra Goal 75'
Report
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Mamadouba Camara (Guinea)

8 June 1997
15:00
Liberia  1–2  Namibia
Daye Goal 5' Report Shivute Goal 35'
Uri Khob Goal 82'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 11,960
Referee: Jean-Fidèle Diramba (Gabon)

8 June 1997
20:15
Egypt  0–0  Tunisia
Report
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: Karim Daho (Algeria)

17 August 1997
20:15
Egypt  5–0  Liberia
Khashaba Goal 21' (pen.)
Hanafy Goal 24'
Sabry Goal 46'
Kamouna Goal 68'
Emam Goal 77'
Report
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Kine Tibebu (Ethiopia)

17 August 1997
19:45
Tunisia  4–0  Namibia
Baya Goal 19'57'
Souayah Goal 31'
Limam Goal 70'
Report
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Salah Ahmed Mohamed Salih (Sudan)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 6 4 1 1 7 3 4 13
 Congo 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10
 Zambia 6 2 2 2 7 6 1 8
 DR Congo 6 0 2 4 4 9 −5 2

In May 1997, Zaire were renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo DR).

9 November 1996
15:00
South Africa  1–0  Zaire
Masinga Goal 67' Report
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)

10 November 1996
16:30
Congo  1–0  Zambia
Niere Goal 86' Report
Stade Municipal, Pointe-Noire
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

11 January 1997
15:00
Zambia  0–0  South Africa
Report
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Tajaddin Fares (Syria)

12 January 1997
15:30
Zaire  1–1  Congo
Lembi Goal 13' Report Bongo Goal 4'
Stade Kamanyola, Kinshasa
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

6 April 1997
15:30
Congo  2–0  South Africa
Younga-Mouhani Goal 60'64' Report
Stade Municipal, Pointe-Noire
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Sidi Magassa (Mali)

9 April 1997
15:00
Zaire  2–2  Zambia
N'tsunda Goal 29'
Bazamba Goal 51'
Report Malitoli Goal 22'
Tembo Goal 81'
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

27 April 1997
15:30
Zaire  1–2  South Africa
Tumba Goal 26' Report Khumalo Goal 21'
Masinga Goal 66'
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Emmanuel Obafemi (Nigeria)

27 April 1997
15:00
Zambia  3–0  Congo
Lota Goal 40'
Miti Goal 85'
Bwalya Goal 85'
Report
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Sidi Magassa (Mali)

8 June 1997
15:30
Congo  1–0  DR Congo
Younga-Mouhani Goal 60' Report
Stade Municipal, Pointe-Noire
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mamadouba Camara (Guinea)

8 June 1997
15:00
South Africa  3–0  Zambia
Mkhalele Goal 8'
Masinga Goal 17'
Williams Goal 54'
Report
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 73,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

16 August 1997
15:30
South Africa  1–0  Congo
Masinga Goal 14' Report
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

16 August 1997
15:00
Zambia  2–0  DR Congo
Kamwandi Goal 32'56' Report
Independence Stadium, Lusaka
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Edwin Senai (Botswana)

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 6 4 2 0 10 4 6 14
 Angola 6 2 4 0 7 4 3 10
 Zimbabwe 6 1 1 4 6 7 −1 4
 Togo 6 1 1 4 6 14 −8 4

10 November 1996
15:30
Angola  2–1  Zimbabwe
Akwá Goal 43'
Paulão Goal 51'
Report Ndlovu Goal 60'
Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

10 November 1996
16:00
Togo  2–4  Cameroon
Noutsoudje Goal 50'
Salou Goal 83' (pen.)
Report Tchami Goal 10'24'55'
Missé-Missé Goal 63'
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

12 January 1997
15:30
Cameroon  0–0  Angola
Report
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco)

12 January 1997
15:00
Zimbabwe  3–0  Togo
Chihuri Goal 16'
Takawira Goal 21' (pen.)49'
Report
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

6 April 1997
15:00
Angola  3–1  Togo
Paulão Goal 29'
Akwá Goal 45'
Sousa Goal 51'
Report
Oyawolé Goal 21'
Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Emmanuel Okoampah (Ghana)

6 April 1997
15:30
Cameroon  1–0  Zimbabwe
Tchoutang Goal 80' Report
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Jean-Fidèle Diramba (Gabon)

27 April 1997
15:30
Cameroon  2–0  Togo
Tchoutang Goal 87'
Mboma Goal 90'
Report
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lucian Bouchardeau (Niger)

27 April 1997
15:00
Zimbabwe  0–0  Angola
Report
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 47,257
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

8 June 1997
15:00
Angola  1–1  Cameroon
Akwá Goal 55' Report Mboma Goal 47'
Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

8 June 1997
16:00
Togo  2–1  Zimbabwe
Salou Goal 8'21' Report Takawira Goal 65' (pen.)
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Zeli Sinko (Ivory Coast)

17 August 1997
14:00
Togo  1–1  Angola
Ouadja Goal 47' Report Quinzinho Goal 43'
Stade de Kégué, Lomé
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Sidi Magassa (Mali)

17 August 1997
16:00
Zimbabwe  1–2  Cameroon
Dinha Goal 82' Report Mboma Goal 50'54'
National Sports Stadium, Harare
Attendance: 12,736
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)

Group 5[edit]

Gabon vs Sierra Leone was not played, since neither team could advance with a win.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 6 5 1 0 14 2 12 16
 Sierra Leone 5 2 1 2 4 6 −2 7
 Ghana 6 1 3 2 7 7 0 6
 Gabon 5 0 1 4 1 11 −10 1

9 November 1996
18:00
Morocco  4–0  Sierra Leone
Hababi Goal 16'
Raghib Goal 50'55'
Fertout Goal 57'
Report
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Olufemi Olaniyan (Nigeria)

10 November 1996
16:00
Gabon  1–1  Ghana
Nguema Goal 65' Report Pele Goal 66'
Stade Omar Bongo, Libreville
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Ian McLeod (South Africa)

11 January 1997
16:30
Sierra Leone  1–0  Gabon
Kanu Goal 46' Report
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Olufemi Olaniyan (Nigeria)

12 January 1997
14:45
Ghana  2–2  Morocco
Johnson Goal 77'
Moses Goal 89'
Report Bassir Goal 30'
Hadji Goal 70'
Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE)

5 April 1997
16:30
Sierra Leone  1–1  Ghana
Conteh Goal 87' Report A. Kamara Goal 23' (o.g.)
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Lucien Bouchardeau (Niger)

6 April 1997
16:00
Gabon  0–4  Morocco
Report Bahja Goal 2'5'
Bassir Goal 44'45'
Stade Omar Bongo, Libreville
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Gabon)

Match abandoned after 53 minutes due to crowd trouble. FIFA allowed the result to stand


26 April 1997
16:30
Sierra Leone  0–1  Morocco
Report Bassir Goal 40'
National Stadium, Freetown
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

27 April 1997
15:00
Ghana  3–0  Gabon
Aboagye Goal 42'
Gargo Goal 60'64' (pen.)
Report
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Ahmed Shinnawi (Egypt)

8 June 1997
20:00
Morocco  1–0  Ghana
Raghib Goal 67' Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Sidi Magassa (Mali)

8 June 1997
16:00
Gabon  P–P  Sierra Leone
Report

Match postponed due to Sierra Leone not being able to travel from Freetown due to conflict. The match was never rearranged due to the result having no effect on final group standings


16 August 1997
20:00
Morocco  2–0  Gabon
Naybet Goal 24'
Bahja Goal 40' (pen.)
Report
Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Hussein Moussa (Egypt)

17 August 1997
15:00
Ghana  0–2  Sierra Leone
Report Amidu Goal 14'
Kallon Goal 47'
Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Lazare Essimi Mbengue (Cameroon)

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