1996 African Cup of Nations

1996 African Cup of Nations

Nigeria withdrew prior to the start of the finals. Guinea, as the best side to not qualify, was offered Nigeria's spot in the finals, but declined due to a lack of preparation time.

Finals

Group Stages

Teams in Bold progress to the Quarter Finals, teams in "italics" are eliminated from the tournament.

Group A

footballbox | date = January 16, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GAB
score = 1-2
report=
team2 = fb|LBR
goals1 = Nzeng 59'
goals2 = Sebwe 5' (pen)
Sarr 54'
stadium = Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 5,000
Ref: Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
----footballbox | date = January 19, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GAB
score = 2-0
report=
team2 = fb|ZAI
goals1 = Mackaya 21' (pen)
Bekogo 34'
goals2 =
stadium = Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 4,000
Ref: Yengo (Congo)
----footballbox | date = January 25, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|ZAI
score = 2-0
report=
team2 = fb|LBR
goals1 = Lukaku 5' (pen)
Essende 72'
goals2 =
stadium = FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 3,000
Ref: Belqola (Morocco)
----fb|NGA withdrew, so their three matches were cancelled.
*vs. fb|ZAI, January 16, 1996
*vs. fb|LBR, January 19, 1996
*vs. fb|GAB, January 25, 1996

Group D

footballbox | date = January 14, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 2-0
report=
team2 = fb|CIV
goals1 = Yeboah 20'
Pelé 70'
goals2 =
stadium = EPRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 8,000
Ref: Masayoshi Okada (Japan)
----footballbox | date = January 16, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|TUN
score = 1-1
report=
team2 = fb|MOZ
goals1 = Ben Rekhissa 24'
goals2 = Bucane 4'
stadium = EPRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 1,000
Ref: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
----footballbox | date = January 19, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 2-1
report=
team2 = fb|TUN
goals1 = Pelé 50'
Akonnor 77'
goals2 = Ben Younes 72'
stadium = EPRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 1,000
Ref: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
----footballbox | date = January 21, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|CIV
score = 1-0
report=
team2 = fb|MOZ
goals1 = Tiéhi 32'
goals2 =
stadium = EPRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 500
Ref: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
----footballbox | date = January 25, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|TUN
score = 3-1
report=
team2 = fb|CIV
goals1 = Ben Younes 32', 38'
Ben Hassen 48'
goals2 = M. Traoré 57'
stadium = EPRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 1,000
Ref: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)
----footballbox | date = January 25, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 2-0
report=
team2 = fb|MOZ
goals1 = Pele 42'
Aboagye 68'
goals2 =
stadium = Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 3,500
Ref: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)

Knockout Stages

Round8-with third
January 27 - Johannesburg|fb|RSA|2|fb|ALG|1
January 28 - Port Elizabeth|fb|GHA|1|fb|ZAI|0
January 27 - Bloemfontein|fb|ZAM|3|fb|EGY|1
January 28 - Durban|fb|GAB|1 (1)|fb|TUN (pen)|1 (4)
January 31 - Johannesburg|fb|RSA|3|fb|GHA|0
January 31 - Durban|fb|ZAM|2|fb|TUN|4
February 3 - Johannesburg|fb|RSA|2|fb|TUN|0
February 3 - Johannesburg|fb|GHA|0|fb|ZAM|1

Quarterfinals

footballbox | date = January 27, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|RSA
score = 2-1
report=
team2 = fb|ALG
goals1 = Fish 72'
Moshoeu 85'
goals2 = Lazizi 84'
stadium = FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 30,000
Ref: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
----footballbox | date = January 27, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|ZAM
score = 3-1
report=
team2 = fb|EGY
goals1 = Litana 58'
Mutale 65'
Lota 76'
goals2 = S. Kamouna 43'
stadium = Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 8,500
Ref: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
----footballbox | date = January 28, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GAB
score = 1-1 (AET)
1-4 (PEN)
report=
team2 = fb|TUN
goals1 = Mackaya 16'
goals2 = Beya 10'
stadium = Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 4,000
Ref: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
penshootoutbox
penalties1 = Mackaya: El Ouaer saved
Kassa-Ngoma: missed
Bekogo-Zogo: scored
penaltyscore = 1-4
penalties2 = Sellimi: scored
Fekhi: scored
Ben Slimane: scored
El Ouaer: scored
----footballbox | date = January 28, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 1-0
report=
team2 = fb|ZAI
goals1 = Yeboah 22'
goals2 =
stadium = EPRFU Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 8,000
Ref: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

emifinals

footballbox | date = January 31, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|RSA
score = 3-0
report=
team2 = fb|GHA
goals1 = Moshoeu 22', 87'
Williams 46'
goals2 =
stadium = FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 75,000
Ref: Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
----footballbox | date = January 31, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|ZAM
score = 2-4
report=
team2 = fb|TUN
goals1 = Lota 68'
Makasa 90'
goals2 = Sellimi 16', 85' (pen)
Beya 20'
Godhbane 47'
stadium = Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 5,000
Ref: Bouchardeau (Niger)

Third place playoff

footballbox | date = February 3, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|GHA
score = 0-1
report=
team2 = fb|ZAM
goals1 =
goals2 = J. Bwalya 51'
stadium = FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Ref: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Final

footballbox | date = February 3, 1996
team1 = fb-rt|RSA
score = 2-0
report=
team2 = fb|TUN
goals1 = Williams 73', 75'
goals2 =
stadium = FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 80,000
Ref: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Individual scorers

5 goals
*flagicon|South Africa Mark Williams
*flagicon|Zambia Kalusha Bwalya

4 goals
*flagicon|South Africa John Moshoeu

3 goals
*flagicon|Ghana Abédi Pelé
*flagicon|Egypt Ahmed El-Kass
*flagicon|Tunisia Imed Ben Younes
*flagicon|Zambia Dennis Lota

2 goals
*flagicon|Algeria Ali Messabih
*flagicon|Angola Quinzinho
*flagicon|Cameroon François Omam-Biyik
*flagicon|Gabon Brice Mackaya
*flagicon|Ghana Anthony Yeboah
*flagicon|Tunisia Zoubeir Beya
*flagicon|Tunisia Adel Sellimi
*flagicon|Zambia Johnson Bwalya
*flagicon|Zambia Kenneth Malitoli

Own goals
*flagicon|Angola Helder Vicente (1)
1 goal
*flagicon|Algeria Billal Dziri
*flagicon|Algeria Tarek Lazizi
*flagicon|Algeria Khaled Lounici
*flagicon|Angola Joni
*flagicon|Angola Paulao
*flagicon|Burkina Faso Aboubakari Ouédraogo
*flagicon|Burkina Faso Youssouf Traoré
*flagicon|Burkina Faso Boureima Zongo
*flagicon|Cameroon George Mouyeme
*flagicon|Cameroon Alphonse Tchami
*flagicon|Cote d'Ivoire Joël Tiéhi
*flagicon|Cote d'Ivoire Moussa Traoré
*flagicon|Egypt Samir "Kamouna" Ibrahim
*flagicon|Egypt Aly Maher
*flagicon|Gabon Aurelien Bekogo
*flagicon|Gabon Guy Nzeng
*flagicon|Ghana Felix Aboagye
*flagicon|Ghana Charles Akonnor
*flagicon|Ghana Kwame Ayew
*flagicon|Liberia Mass Sarr Jr
*flagicon|Liberia Kelvin Sebwe
*flagicon|Mozambique Manuel Bucane
*flagicon|Sierra Leone Musa Kallon
*flagicon|Sierra Leone John Gbassay Sessay
*flagicon|South Africa Mark Fish
*flagicon|South Africa Phil Masinga
*flagicon|Tunisia Abdelkader Ben Hassen
*flagicon|Tunisia Hedi Ben Rekhissa
*flagicon|Tunisia Khais Godhbane
*flagicon|Zaire Liombi Essende
*flagicon|Zaire Menana Lukaku
*flagicon|Zambia Elijah Litana
*flagicon|Zambia Hillary Makasa
*flagicon|Zambia Vincent Mutale

External links

* [http://www.rsssf.com/tables/96a-det.html Details at RSSSF]


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