2014 African Nations Championship
|Host country||South Africa|
|Dates||11 January — 1 February 2014|
|Teams||16 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||4 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Libya (1st title)|
|Goals scored||73 (2.28 per match)|
|Attendance||296,440 (9,264 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Bernard Parker (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Ejike Uzoenyi|
The 2014 African Nations Championship was the third African Nations Championship football tournament. The 16 national teams featured players from the respective national championships. The tournament took place between 11 January and 1 February 2014 in South Africa. Originally, the tournament was to be hosted in Libya. This was the first African Nations Championship tournament where all matches were considered full international matches.
Hosts South Africa were knocked out in the group stages, which has been attributed to the national league not pausing during the tournament. Many clubs wouldn't release their players. CAF announced a rule change for future versions of the tournament.
|Zone West A|
|Zone West B|
|Nigeria||Defeated Ivory Coast|
|Burkina Faso||Defeated Niger|
|Congo||Defeated DR Congo|
|DR Congo||Defeated Cameroon|
The CHAN 2014 official draw was conducted at the CAF Headquarters on 18 September 2013 in Egypt.
The host cities were announced on 4 May 2012. Polokwane, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town will host the tournament. As the CEO of the LOC, said: "We are not going to let the success of Orange AFCON 2013 get into our heads and we are not taking anything for granted. We are applying the same formula we used during AFCON as well as the lessons learnt to make sure that Orange CHAN 2014 delivers in accordance with our objectives as well as CAF expectations. We are still going to return to the host cities for another round of visits as the LOC, at the end of August and again in November, together with CAF again. This is how serious we take this competition. We also share the same sentiments expressed by the CAF Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of CAF and we are pleased with what we have seen so far.".
|Cape Town Stadium||Peter Mokaba Stadium|
|Capacity: 64,100||Capacity: 41,733|
|Free State Stadium||Athlone Stadium|
|Capacity: 40,911||Capacity: 34,000|
All times are local (UTC+02:00).
- Greater number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams;
- Best Goal difference resulting from the matches between the concerned teams;
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Fair Play point system in which the number of yellow and red cards are evaluated;
- Drawing of lots by CAF Organising Committee.
|Mali||3||2||1||0||5||3||+2||7||Advanced to the quarter-finals|
|Parker 30' (pen.), 82'
|Parker 25'||Report||Sidibé 54'|
Ali 13', 54' (pen.)
|Uzoenyi 22', 64'
Ede 32' (pen.)
|Report||Parker 81' (pen.)|
|Josemar 38'||Report||Sidibé 48'
Traoré 90+3' (pen.)
|Morocco||3||1||2||0||4||2||+2||5||Advanced to the quarter-finals|
|Sentamu 15', 73'||Report||Bayala 87'|
|Ouédraogo 88'||Report||El Bahri 1'|
El Ouadi 90+3'
|Ghana||3||2||1||0||3||1||+2||7||Advanced to the quarter-finals|
|Yahaya 6'||Report||Al Badri 73' (pen.)|
|Report||Adusei 76' (pen.)|
|Gabon||3||2||1||0||5||2||+3||7||Advanced to the quarter-finals|
|Report||El Voulany 2'
|Ndikumana 14'||Report||Mundele 24', 37'|
|Moulaye Ahmed 4', 65'||Report||N'Zembi 7'
Sokambi 90+2', 90+4'
In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner, except for the third place match where no extra time is played.
|Libya (p)||0 (5)|
|Libya (p)||1 (4)|
|Libya (p)||0 (4)|
|Ghana (p)||0 (4)|
|Nigeria||0 (1)||Third place|
|Moutouali 33', 40'
|Sinayoko 89'||Report||Sithole 11'
|Cousin 73' (pen.)||Report||Omar 50'|
|Adusei 68' (pen.)||Report|
Third place match
- Golden boot
- Bernard Parker (4)
- Player of the tournament
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
The winner of the 3rd Edition of Orange African Nations Championship in South Africa pocketed USD 750, 000 while the runner-up got USD 400,000. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed the prize money ahead of the knock-out phase of CHAN 2014 tournament which took place in South Africa from 11- January till 1 February.
|3rd in group||125,000||500,000|
|4th in group||100,000||400,000|
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