Football at the African Games

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Football at the African Games
Football pictogram.svg
Founded1965
RegionCAF (Africa)
Number of teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Current championsM:  Ghana (1st title)
W:  Cameroon (1st title)
Most successful team(s)M:  Cameroon (4 titles)
W:  Nigeria (2 titles)
Football at the 2015 African Games

The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the African Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003. Since 1991, age limit for men teams is under-23, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics.

Men's tournament[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1965
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Congo
0–0
after two extra time
(7–2)
match won by corner kicks obtained

Mali

Ivory Coast
1–0
Algeria
1969 Bamako, Mali Disrupted by military coup Disrupted by military coup
1973
Details
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria
2–0
Guinea

Egypt
2–1
Ghana
1978
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Algeria
1–0
Nigeria

Ghana
1–0
Malawi
1987
Details
Nairobi, Kenya
Egypt
1–0
Kenya

Malawi
3–1
Cameroon
1991
Details
Cairo, Egypt
Cameroon
1–0
Tunisia

Nigeria
3–0
Zimbabwe
1995
Details
Harare, Zimbabwe
Egypt
3–1
Zimbabwe

Nigeria
1–1
(4–1)
on penalties

Guinea
1999
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cameroon
0–0
(4–3)
on penalties

Zambia

South Africa
2–0
Uganda
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria
Cameroon
2–0
Nigeria

Ghana
2–2
(4–1)
on penalties

Zambia
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Cameroon
1–0
Guinea

Tunisia
1–0
Zambia
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique
Ghana
1–1
(4–2)

on penalties

South Africa

Cameroon
1–1
(5–4)
on penalties

Senegal
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Senegal
1–0
Burkina Faso

Nigeria
0–0
(5–3)
on penalties

Congo

*Under-23 tournament since 1991.

Performances by countries for men[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Cameroon 4 (1991, 1999, 2003, 2007) 1 (2011) 1 (1987)
 Egypt 2 (1987, 1995) 1 (1973)
 Nigeria 1 (1973) 2 (1978, 2003) 3 (1991, 1995, 2015)
 Ghana 1 (2011) 2 (1978, 2003) 1 (1973)
 Algeria 1 (1978) 1 (1965)
 Congo 1 (1965) 1 (2015)
 Senegal 1 (2015) 1 (2011)
 Guinea 2 (1973, 2007) 1 (1995)
 South Africa 1 (2011) 1 (1999)
 Tunisia 1 (1991) 1 (2007)
 Burkina Faso 1 (2015)
 Zambia 1 (1999) 2 (2003, 2007)
 Zimbabwe 1 (1987) 1 (1991)
 Kenya 1 (1987)
 Mali 1 (1965)
 Malawi 1 (1978) 1 (1987)
 Ivory Coast 1 (1965)
 Uganda 1 (1999)

Participating nations[edit]

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 1965 73 78 87 91 95 99 2003 07 11 15 Years
 Algeria 4 Y 1 Y Y Y Y 7
 Burkina Faso Y 2 2
 Cameroon Y 4 1 1 1 1 3 7
 Congo 1 Y Y 4 4
 DR Congo Y 1
 Ivory Coast 3 Y Y 3
 Egypt 3 w/o 1 Y 1 Y Y 7
 Ghana 4 3 3 Y 1 Y 6
 Guinea 2 4 2 3
 Kenya 2 1
 Libya dq 1
 Madagascar Y Y 2
 Malawi 4 3 2
 Mali 2 Y Y Y 4
 Mauritius Y Y Y 3
 Mozambique Y 1
 Nigeria 1 2 3 3 2 3 6
 Senegal Y Y 4 1 4
 South Africa 3 Y Y 2 4
 Sudan Y 1
 Tanzania Y 1
 Togo Y 1
 Tunisia Y 2 3 3
 Uganda Y Y 4 Y 4
 Zambia Y 2 4 4 4
 Zimbabwe 4 2 Y 3
Total nations 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 7

Women's tournament[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0
South Africa

Cameroon
1–0
Mali
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Nigeria
4–0
South Africa

Ghana
3–1
Algeria
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique
Cameroon
1–0
Ghana

Algeria
3–0
South Africa
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Ghana
1–0
Cameroon

Ivory Coast
2–1
Nigeria

Performances by countries for women[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Nigeria 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (2015)
 Cameroon 1 (2011) 1 (2015) 1 (2003)
 Ghana 1 (2015) 1 (2011) 1 (2007)
 South Africa 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (2011)
 Algeria 1 (2011)
 Ivory Coast 1 (2015)
 Mali 1 (2003)

Participating nations[edit]

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2003 07 11 15 Years
 Algeria Y 4 3 3
 Cameroon 3 1 2 3
 Congo Y 1
 DR Congo Y 1
 Ethiopia Y Y 2
 Ghana 3 2 1 3
 Guinea Y 1
 Ivory Coast 3 1
 Mali 4 1
 Mozambique Y 1
 Nigeria 1 1 4 3
 Senegal Y 1
 South Africa 2 2 4 Y 4
 Tanzania Y Y 2
 Zimbabwe Y Y 2
Total nations 8 6 8 7

Medal table[edit]

Overall[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cameroon (CMR)5128
2 Nigeria (NGR)3238
3 Ghana (GHA)2136
4 Egypt (EGY)2013
5 Algeria (ALG)1012
6 Republic of the Congo (CGO)1001
 Senegal (SEN)1001
8 South Africa (RSA)0314
9 Guinea (GUI)0202
10 Tunisia (TUN)0112
11 Burkina Faso (BUR)0101
 Kenya (KEN)0101
 Mali (MLI)0101
 Zambia (ZAM)0101
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)0101
16 Ivory Coast (CIV)0022
17 Malawi (MAW)0011
Totals (17 nations)15151545

Men[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cameroon4015
2 Egypt2013
3 Nigeria1236
4 Ghana1023
5 Algeria1001
 Congo1001
 Senegal1001
8 Guinea0202
9 South Africa0112
 Tunisia0112
11 Burkina Faso0101
 Kenya0101
 Mali0101
 Zambia0101
 Zimbabwe0101
16 Ivory Coast0011
 Malawi0011
Totals (17 nations)11111133

Women[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Nigeria2002
2 Cameroon1113
 Ghana1113
4 South Africa0202
5 Algeria0011
 Ivory Coast0011
Totals (6 nations)44412

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