2012 African Women's Championship

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2012 African Women's Football Championship
Tournament details
Host country Equatorial Guinea
Dates 28 October – 11 November 2012
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Equatorial Guinea (2nd title)
Runners-up  South Africa
Third place  Cameroon
Fourth place  Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 47 (2.94 per match)
Top scorer(s) Equatorial Guinea Genoveva Añonma
(6 goals)
2010
2014

The 2012 African Women's Championship was a football competition, which was organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The final tournament was held in from 28 October to 11 November in Equatorial Guinea.[1]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 24 national teams entered qualification which was held over two rounds. In the preliminary round, 20 nations were drawn in pairs. The ten winners joined the four semifinalists of the 2010 Women's African Football Championship in the first round, where the seven winners qualified for the finals.[2]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round was held on 13–15 January 2012 (first leg) and 27–29 January 2012 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egypt  4–6  Ethiopia 4–2 0–4
Namibia  2–7  Tanzania 0–2 2–5
Ivory Coast  10–1  Guinea 5–1 5–0
Kenya  w/o1  Mozambique
Zambia  9–4  Malawi 7–0 2–4
Morocco  2–2 (5–3 pen)  Tunisia 2–0 0–2
Senegal  w/o2  Burundi
Botswana  1–3  Zimbabwe 0–1 1–2
Uganda  1–5  DR Congo 1–1 0–4
Mali  0–8  Ghana 0–3 0–5
Notes
  • Note 1: Mozambique advanced to the first round after Kenya withdrew.[3]
  • Note 2: Senegal advanced to the first round after Burundi withdrew.[4]

First round[edit]

The first round was held on 25–27 May 2012 (first leg) and 15–17 June 2012 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ethiopia  3–1  Tanzania 2–1 1–0
Ivory Coast  12–0  Mozambique 7–0 5–0
Zambia  2–6  South Africa 1–4 1–2
Morocco  0–0 (4–5 p)  Senegal 0–0 0–0
Zimbabwe  0–6  Nigeria 0–2 0–4
DR Congo  w/o1  Equatorial Guinea
Ghana  2–2 (8–9 p)  Cameroon 1–1 1–1
Notes
  • Note 1: Match has been called off. DR Congo advanced to the final tournament, as Equatorial Guinea is qualified as hosts.

Squads[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

The seven first round winners will join the hosts in the finals. Equatorial Guinea was put in Group A as hosts, while Nigeria as winners of 2010 edition was put into Group B. The draw was held on 17 July 2012.[5]

If two or more teams in the group stage are tied on points tie-breakers are in order:[6]

  1. Points in head to head matches between tied teams
  2. Goal difference in head to head matches between tied teams
  3. Goals scored in head to head matches between tied teams
  4. Goal difference in all group matches
  5. Goals scored in all group matches
  6. Fair play conduct
  7. Drawing of lots

All times are WAT (UTC+1)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Equatorial Guinea 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 DR Congo 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 3
 Senegal 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0

28 October 2012
14:30
Equatorial Guinea  1–0  South Africa
Chinasa Goal 33' Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)

28 October 2012
17:30
Senegal  0–1  DR Congo
Report Nona Goal 74' (pen.)
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Referee: Amegee Aissatta (Togo)

31 October 2012
14:30
South Africa  1–0  Senegal
Mgcoyi Goal 70' Report

31 October 2012
17:30
Equatorial Guinea  6–0  DR Congo
Añonma Goal 25'66'73'
Mwalutshe Goal 39' (o.g.)
Chinasa Goal 63'
Jade Goal 86'
Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Referee: Christine Ziga (Ghana)

3 November 2012
17:30
Equatorial Guinea  5–0  Senegal
Jade Goal 5'14'
Tiga Goal 15'
Jumária Goal 47'
Añonma Goal 72'
Report

3 November 2012
17:30
South Africa  4–1  DR Congo
Smeda Goal 3'
Mgcoyi Goal 10'48'57'
Report Tutzolana Goal 88'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
 Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1

29 October 2012
14:30
Nigeria  2–1  Cameroon
Ohadugha Goal 45+1'
Nkwocha Goal 86'
Report Manie Goal 52' (pen.)

29 October 2012
17:30
Ivory Coast  5–0  Ethiopia
Nrehy Goal 1'9'68'
Gnago Goal 51'
N'Guessan Goal 53'
Report

1 November 2012
14:30
Cameroon  4–1  Ivory Coast
Iven Goal 11'25'
Onguene Goal 62'
Zouga Goal 88'
Report Nahi Goal 18'

1 November 2012
17:30
Ethiopia  0–3  Nigeria
Report Sunday Goal 26'
Mbachu Goal 64'
Nkwocha Goal 66'

4 November 2012
17:30
Nigeria  3–1  Ivory Coast
Chukwudi Goal 9'
Ebere Goal 39'
Mbachu Goal 75'
Report Nrehy Goal 82'

4 November 2012
17:30
Cameroon  0–0  Ethiopia
Report

Knockout Stages[edit]

Knockout Map[edit]

Semi-finals Final
7 November 2012
  Equatorial Guinea  2  
  Cameroon  0  
 
11 November 2012
      Equatorial Guinea  4
    South Africa  0
Third place
7 November 2012 11 November 2012
  Nigeria  0   Cameroon  1
  South Africa  1     Nigeria  0

All times are WAT (UTC+1)

Semifinals[edit]

7 November 2012
17:30
Nigeria  0–1  South Africa
Report van Wyk Goal 23'

Third place play-off[edit]

11 November 2012
14:30
Cameroon  1–0  Nigeria
Enganamouit Goal 31' Report

Final[edit]

11 November 2012
17:30
Equatorial Guinea  4–0  South Africa
Chinasa Goal 43'72'
Tiga Goal 66'
Añonma Goal 70'
Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Attendance: 20 000

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's round-up: January 2012". FIFA. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIXTURES VIIITH AFRICAN WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP-2012" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kenyan women's soccer team lose out on African qualifier". michezoafrika.com. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Road to 2012 Women Championship Finals Begins". allafrica.com. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "8th African Women Championship final draw completed in Cairo". CAF. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012 Regulations". CAF. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • BBC ;Results & Fixtures
  • Results at soccerway.com