2010 African Women's Championship

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2010 African Women's Football Championship
2010 Vroue se Afrikaanse Voetbalkampioenschap
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates 31 October – 14 November 2010
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (8th title)
Runners-up  Equatorial Guinea
Third place  South Africa
Fourth place  Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 58 (3.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Perpetua Nkwocha
(11 goals)
2008
2012

The 2010 Women's African Football Championship was held in South Africa from 31 October to 14 November 2010. Seven national teams joined the host nation following a series of knock-out home and away ties. This tournament was also a qualification tournament for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the two finalists, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea qualifying for the finals in Germany.

Qualification[edit]

A total of 23 national teams entered qualification which has held over two rounds. In the preliminary round, the 18 lowest-ranked nations were drawn in pairs. The nine winners joined five other national teams in the first round, where the seven winners qualified for the finals.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round was held on 5–7 March 2010 (first leg) and 19–21 March 2010 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egypt  w/o  Algeria
Namibia  3–2  Angola 2–1 1–1
Botswana  2–7  DR Congo 0–2 2–5
Senegal  1–0  Morocco 0–0 1–0
Gabon  2–5  Ivory Coast 1–2 1–3
Guinea  4–3  Sierra Leone 3–2 1–1
Togo  w/o  Mali
Ethiopia  2–4  Tanzania 1–3 1–1
Kenya  w/o  Eritrea

First round[edit]

The first round was held on 21–23 May 2010 (first leg) and 5–6 June 2010 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria  2–1  Tunisia 1–1 1–0
Namibia  w/o  Equatorial Guinea 1–5 n/p
DR Congo  0–5  Cameroon 0–2 0–3
Senegal  0–4  Ghana 0–1 0–3
Ivory Coast  2–5  Nigeria 1–2 1–3
Guinea  2–3  Mali 0–2 2–1
Tanzania  11–4  Eritrea 8–1 3–3

Final tournament[edit]

The final tournament was held in Gauteng, South Africa[2] from 31 October to 14 November 2010. The seven first round winners joined the host in the finals. The draw took place on 21 September.[3]

Matches were played at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton and Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa (both located in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng).

Where teams finish the group stage at an equal number of points, the ranking in the group is determined based on:[4]

  1. greater number of points in matches between tied teams
  2. superior goal difference in matches between tied teams
  3. greater number of goals scored in matches between tied teams
  4. superior goal difference in all group matches
  5. greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  6. fair play criteria based on red and yellow cards received
  7. drawing of lots

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Mali 3 1 0 2 3 11 −8 3
 Tanzania 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0

All times are SAST (UTC+2)

31 October 2010
13:00
South Africa  2–1  Tanzania
Popela Goal 35'
Mamello Goal 87' (pen.)
Report Chabruma Goal 43'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Therese Neguel (Cameroon)

1 November 2010
15:30
Nigeria  5–0  Mali
Nkwocha Goal 15'16'42'
Mbachu Goal 70'
Ordega Goal 84'
Report
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)

4 November 2010
11:00
South Africa  1–2  Nigeria
van Wyk Goal 44' Report Nkwocha Goal 33'39'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Fadouma Dia (Senegal)

4 November 2010
15:30
Mali  3–2  Tanzania
Konate Goal 25'
Diarra Goal 31'
N'diaye Goal 67'
Report Mwasikili Goal 30'
Swalehe Goal 32'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Patricia Obone Obiang (Gabon)

7 November 2010
15:30
Mali  0–4  South Africa
Report Amanda Goal 32'76'90'
Jermaine Goal 84'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Fadouma Dia (Senegal)

7 November 2010
15:30
Tanzania  0–3  Nigeria
Report Nkwocha Goal 12'32'
Oparanozie Goal 82'
Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa
Referee: Aissatta Ameyo Amegee (Togo)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Equatorial Guinea 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
 Cameroon 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0

All times are SAST (UTC+2)

2 November 2010
11:00
Equatorial Guinea  2–2  Cameroon
Jade Goal 2'
Jumária Goal 30'
Report Patiance Goal 45+1'
Michele Goal 57'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Aissata Ameyo Amegee (Togo)

2 November 2010
15:30
Algeria  1–2  Ghana
Ouadah Goal 4' Report Agnes Goal 62'73'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Fadouma Dia (Senegal)

5 November 2010
11:00
Equatorial Guinea  1–0  Algeria
Chinasa Goal 31' Report
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Kankou Coulibaly (Mali)

5 November 2010
15:30
Ghana  1–2  Cameroon
Agnes Goal 31' Report Manie Goal 24'
Ngo-Ndoumbouk Goal 37'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Pamela Chiwaya (Zimbabwe)

8 November 2010
15:30
Ghana  1–3  Equatorial Guinea
Agnes Goal 40' (pen.) Report Añonma Goal 12' (pen.)
S. Simporé Goal 58'
Chinasa Goal 68'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Pamela Chiwaya (Zimbabwe)

8 November 2010
15:30
Cameroon  2–1  Algeria
Onguene Goal 50'
Ejangue Goal 65'
Report Bouhenni Goal 55'
Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)

Knockout Stages[edit]

Knockout Map[edit]

Semi finals Final
11 November
  Nigeria  5  
  Cameroon  1  
 
14 November
      Nigeria  4
    Equatorial Guinea  2
Third place play-off
11 November 14 November
  Equatorial Guinea  3   Cameroon  0
  South Africa  1     South Africa  2

Semifinals[edit]

All times are SAST (UTC+2)

11 November 2010
10:30
Nigeria  5–1  Cameroon
Helen Ukaonu Goal 33'
Oparanozie Goal 45+1'
Nkwocha Goal 58'74'81' (pen.)
Report Ngock Goal 47'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)

11 November 2010
15:30
Equatorial Guinea  3 – 1 (a.e.t.)  South Africa
S. Simporé Goal 103'125'
Jade Goal 109'
Report Dlamini Goal 128'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Aisatta Ameyo Amegee (Togo)

Third place play-off[edit]

14 November 2010
10:00
Cameroon  0–2  South Africa
Report Skiti Goal 8'
Dlamini Goal 38'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Pamela Chiwaya (Zimbabwe)

Final[edit]

14 November 2010
14:00
Nigeria  4–2  Equatorial Guinea
Nkwocha Goal 8'
Oparanozie Goal 76'
Nke Goal 77' (o.g.)
Carol Goal 84' (o.g.)
Report Carol Goal 62'
Jade Goal 81'
Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton
Referee: Fadouma Dia (Senegal)

Awards[edit]

 2010 African Women's Football Championship Winners 

Nigeria
Eighth title

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Content2010 African Women’s Championship Draw, from MTN Football.com, retrieved 13 September 2009
  2. ^ Ekurhuleni Municipality set to host cream of African women's football talent, from South African Football Association, retrieved 21 September 2010
  3. ^ "African Women's Championship resurrects old rivalries". bbc.co.uk. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Regulations of the African Women Championship, from cafonline.com, retrieved 4 November 2010

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