2008 Africa Cup of Nations

2008 Africa Cup of Nations

Infobox International Football Competition
tourney_name =
year = 2008
other_titles = Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008


size = 150px
caption = Africa Cup of Nations 2008 official logo
country = Ghana
dates = 20 January – 10 February
num_teams = 16
confederations = 1
venues = 4
cities = 4
champion = EGY
count = 6
second = CMR
third = GHA
fourth = CIV
matches = 32
goals = 99
attendance = 714000
top_scorer = flagicon|CMR Samuel Eto'o (5 goals)
player = flagicon|EGY Hosny Abd Rabo
The 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the MTN Africa Cup of Nations due to the competition's sponsorship by MTN, was the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial football tournament for nations affiliated to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament was staged at four venues around Ghana between 20 January and 10 February 2008. Egypt won the tournament, beating Cameroon 1–0 in the final. As the "de facto" champions of Africa for the next two years, Egypt will represent CAF at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. With 99 goals, it was the highest-scoring Africa Cup of Nations ever.

Background

Ghana won the right to host the tournament after defeating Libya 9–3 in a vote among Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee members in Cairo. South Africa withdrew their bid after winning the right to host the 2010 World Cup.

Host venues

Tie-breaking criteria

Where two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria: [Article 5, paragraph 13 in the [http://www.cafonline.com/modules/documents/upload/1260.pdf "Regulations of the XXVth Africa Cup of Nations"] guide.]
# points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
# goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
# number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
# number of away goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned;
# goal difference in all group matches;
# number of goals scored in all group matches;
# drawing of lots by the organizing committee.

"All times given as local time (UTC+0)"

Group A

footballbox
date = 2008-01-22
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|EGY
score = 4 – 2
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95828&ma=13&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|CMR
goals1 = Hosny goal|14|pen. goal|82
Zidan goal|17 goal|45
goals2 = Eto'o goal|51 goal|90|pen.
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 42,000
referee = Modou Sowe flagicon|GAM
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-22
time = 19:30
team1 = fb-rt|SUD
score = 0 – 3
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95926&ma=14&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|ZAM
goals1 =
goals2 = Chamanga goal|2
J. Mulenga goal|50
F. Katongogoal|59
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 35,000
referee = Badara Diatta flagicon|SEN
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-26
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|CMR
score = 5 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95830&ma=15&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|ZAM
goals1 = Geremi goal|28
Job goal|32 goal|82
Emana goal|44
Eto'o goal|66|pen.
goals2 = C. Katongo goal|90
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 10,000
referee = Yuichi Nishimura flagicon|JPN
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-26
time = 19:30
team1 = fb-rt|EGY
score = 3 – 0
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95865&ma=16&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|SUD
goals1 = Hosny goal|29|pen.
Aboutreika goal|78 goal|83
goals2 =
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 15,000
referee = Coffi Codjia flagicon|BEN
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-30
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|CMR
score = 3 – 0
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95865&ma=18&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|SUD
goals1 = Eto'o goal|27|pen. goal|90
El Khider goal|33|o.g.
goals2 =
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 10,000
referee = Kokou Djaoupe flagicon|TOG
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-30
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|EGY
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95865&ma=17&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|ZAM
goals1 = Zaki goal|15
goals2 = C. Katongo goal|88
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 2,000
referee = Koman Coulibaly flagicon|MLI

Group D

footballbox
date = 2008-01-23
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|TUN
score = 2 – 2
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95947&ma=19&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|SEN
goals1 = Jemâa goal|9
Traoui goal|82
goals2 = Bayal Sall goal|45
Kamara goal|66
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 12,000
referee = Yuichi Nishimura flagicon|JPN
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-23
time = 19:30
team1 = fb-rt|RSA
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95952&ma=20&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report) ]
team2 = fb|ANG
goals1 = van Heerden goal|87
goals2 = Manucho goal|29
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 15,000
referee = Koman Coulibaly flagicon|MLI
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-27
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|SEN
score = 1 – 3
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95828&ma=21&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|ANG
goals1 = Diagne-Faye goal|20
goals2 = Manucho goal|50 goal|67
Flávio goal|78
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 10,000
referee = Modou Sowe flagicon|GAM
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-27
time = 19:30
team1 = fb-rt|TUN
score = 3 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95952&ma=22&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report) ]
team2 = fb|RSA
goals1 = Santos goal|8 goal|34
Ben Saada goal|32
goals2 = Mphela goal|87
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 15,000
referee = Koman Coulibaly flagicon|MLI
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-31
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|SEN
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=96204&ma=24&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|RSA
goals1 = H. Camara goal|36
goals2 = van Heerden goal|14
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 15,000
referee = Alex Kotey flagicon|GHA
----footballbox
date = 2008-01-31
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|TUN
score = 0 – 0
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=96203&ma=23&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|ANG
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 10,000
referee = Coffi Codjia flagicon|BEN

Knockout stage

Round8-with third
3 February - Accra|fb|GHA|2|fb|NGA|1
4 February - Tamale|fb|TUN|2|fb|CMR|3
3 February - Sekondi|fb|CIV|5|fb|GUI|0
4 February - Kumasi|fb|EGY|2|fb|ANG|1
7 February - Accra|fb|GHA|0|fb|CMR|1
7 February - Kumasi|fb|CIV|1|fb|EGY|4
10 February - Accra|fb|CMR|0|fb|EGY|1
9 February - Kumasi|fb|GHA|4|fb|CIV|2

Quarter-finals

footballbox
date = 2008-02-03
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 2 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=96204&ma=25&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|NGA
goals1 = Essien goal|45+2
Agogo goal|83
goals2 = Yakubu goal|35|pen.
stadium = Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra
attendance = 45,000
referee = Mohamed Benouza flagicon|ALG
----footballbox
date = 2008-02-03
time = 20:30
team1 = fb-rt|CIV
score = 5 – 0
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=96204&ma=26&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|GUI
goals1 = Keïta goal|25
Drogba goal|70
Kalou goal|72 goal|81
B. Koné goal|85
goals2 =
stadium = Sekondi Stadium, Sekondi
attendance = 20,000
referee = Djamel Haimoudi flagicon|ALG
----footballbox
date = 2008-02-04
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|EGY
score = 2 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=96204&ma=27&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|ANG
goals1 = Hosny goal|23|pen.
Zaki goal|38
goals2 = Manucho goal|27
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 40,000
referee = Yuichi Nishimura flagicon|JPN
----footballbox
date = 2008-02-04
time = 20:30
team1 = fb-rt|TUN
score = 2 – 3 (a.e.t.)
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=96220&ma=28&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|CMR
goals1 = Ben Saada goal|34
Chikhaoui goal|81
goals2 = Mbia goal|18 goal|93
Geremi goal|27
stadium = Tamale Stadium, Tamale
attendance = 20,000
referee = Koman Coulibaly flagicon|MLI

emi-finals

footballbox
date = 2008-02-07
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 0 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95849&ma=29&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|CMR
goals1 =
goals2 = Nkong goal|72
stadium = Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra
attendance = 40,000
referee = Abderahim El Arjoune flagicon|MAR
----footballbox
date = 2008-02-07
time = 20:30
team1 = fb-rt|CIV
score = 1 – 4
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95849&ma=30&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|EGY
goals1 = Keita goal|63
goals2 = Fathi goal|12
Zaki goal|61 goal|67
Aboutreika goal|90+1
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 45,000
referee = Eddy Maillet flagicon|SEY

3rd Place

footballbox
date = 2008-02-09
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 4 – 2
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95849&ma=31&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|CIV
goals1 = Muntari goal|10
Owusu-Abeyie goal|70
Agogo goal|80
Dramani goal|84
goals2 = Sanogo goal|24 goal|32
stadium = Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
attendance = 45,000
referee = Jerome Damon flagicon|RSA

Final

footballbox
date = 2008-02-10
time = 17:00
team1 = fb-rt|CMR
score = 0 – 1
report = [http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&module=resultats_national&rub=1&div=1&res=95848&ma=32&CmpetPere=0&cmpt=0 (Report)]
team2 = fb|EGY
goals1 =
goals2 = Aboutreika goal|77
stadium = Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra
attendance = 50,000
referee = Coffi Codjia flagicon|BEN

Awards

Player of the Tournament

*flagicon|EGY Hosny Abd Rabo [cite news |title=Abd Rabou wins best player award |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/africa/7238058.stm |publisher=BBC Sport |date=2008-02-10 |accessdate=2008-02-11 ]

Top scorer

*flagicon|CMR Samuel Eto'o - 5 goals

Best XI

The following players were selected as the best in their respective positions, based on their performances throughout the tournament. Their performances were analysed by the tournament's Technical Study Group (TSG), who picked the team. [cite news |title=CAF names Best XI for Ghana 2008 ACN |url=http://www.cafonline50.com/?lng=1&cmpt=0&module=media&ANC=&TNews=1&idrub=96375&idnews=82854 |publisher=cafonline.com |date=2008-02-10 |accessdate=2008-02-11 ]

;Substitutes
*flagicon|GHA Richard Kingson
*flagicon|EGY Hany Saïd
*flagicon|EGY Ahmed Fathy
*flagicon|TUN Frej Saber
*flagicon|CMR Stéphane Mbia
*flagicon|CIV Didier Drogba
*flagicon|CIV Abdul Kader Keïta

corers

;5 goals
*flagicon|CMR Samuel Eto'o

;4 goals
*flagicon|ANG Manucho
*flagicon|EGY Hosny Abd Rabo
*flagicon|EGY Mohamed Aboutreika
*flagicon|EGY Amr Zaki

;3 goals
*flagicon|CIV Didier Drogba
*flagicon|CIV Salomon Kalou
*flagicon|CIV Abdul Kader Keïta
*flagicon|CIV Boubacar Sanogo
*flagicon|GHA Junior Agogo
*flagicon|GHA Sulley Muntari
*flagicon|MAR Soufiane Alloudi

;2 goals
*flagicon|CMR Geremi Njitap
*flagicon|CMR Joseph-Désiré Job
*flagicon|CMR Stéphane Mbia
*flagicon|EGY Mohamed Zidan
*flagicon|GHA Michael Essien
*flagicon|GUI Pascal Feindouno

;2 goals, cont.
*flagicon|NAM Brian Brendell
*flagicon|NGA Yakubu Aiyegbeni
*flagicon|RSA Elrio van Heerden
*flagicon|TUN Chaouki Ben Saada
*flagicon|TUN Francileudo dos Santos
*flagicon|ZAM Chris Katongo

;1 goal
*flagicon|ANG Flávio
*flagicon|BEN Razak Omotoyossi
*flagicon|CMR Achille Emana
*flagicon|CMR Alain Nkong
*flagicon|CIV Aruna Dindane
*flagicon|CIV Bakari Koné
*flagicon|CIV Yaya Touré
*flagicon|CIV Marco Zoro
*flagicon|EGY Ahmed Fathy
*flagicon|GHA Haminu Dramani
*flagicon|GHA Asamoah Gyan
*flagicon|GHA Quincy Owusu-Abeyie
*flagicon|GUI Ismaël Bangoura
*flagicon|GUI Oumar Kalabane;1 goal, cont.
*flagicon|GUI Souleymane Youla
*flagicon|MLI Frédéric Kanouté
*flagicon|MAR Hicham Aboucherouane
*flagicon|MAR Abdeslam Ouaddou
*flagicon|MAR Tarik Sektioui
*flagicon|MAR Monsef Zerka
*flagicon|NGA Mikel John Obi
*flagicon|SEN Moustapha Bayal Sall
*flagicon|SEN Henri Camara
*flagicon|SEN Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye
*flagicon|SEN Diomansy Kamara
*flagicon|RSA Katlego Mphela
*flagicon|TUN Yassine Chikhaoui
*flagicon|TUN Issam Jemâa
*flagicon|TUN Mejdi Traoui
*flagicon|ZAM James Chamanga
*flagicon|ZAM Felix Katongo
*flagicon|ZAM Jacob Mulenga

;Own goals
*flagicon|SUD Mohammed Ali El Khider (playing against Cameroon)

References

External links

* [http://www.cafonline.com/?lng=1&module=accueil&cmpt=21&TNews= 2008 African Cup of Nations at CAFonline.com]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/africacup/ Africa Cup of Nations on BBC 1Xtra]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ African sport on the BBC World Service] - Fast Track
** [http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/live_infent_au_nb.ram Real Player]
** [http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/meta/tx/nb/live_infent_au_nb.asx Windows Media Player]
* [http://football.uk.reuters.com/african-cup-of-nations-2008/ African Cup of Nations 2008 coverage on Reuters.co.uk]


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