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1982 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم إفريقيا 1982
CAN 1982 (logo).png
ACN 1982 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Libya
Dates 5 − 19 March
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (4th title)
Runners-up  Libya
Third place  Zambia
Fourth place  Algeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 32 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ghana George Alhassan
(4 goals)
Best player Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi
1980
1984

The 1982 African Cup of Nations was the 13th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of African nations run by the CAF. It was hosted by Libya. Just like in 1980, there were eight teams which was split into two groups of four. Ghana won its fourth championship, beating Libya on penalty kicks 7−6 after a 1−1 draw.[1]

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads

Venues

Tripoli
Locations of the 1982 African Cup of Nations venues
Benghazi
June 11 Stadium March 28 Stadium
Capacity: 88,000 Capacity: 55,000
11 June Stadium BenTaher.jpg 28 March Stadium BenTaher 2007.jpg

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Semi Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Libya 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
 Cameroon 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Libya  2–2  Ghana
Jaranah Goal 58'
Al-Issawi Goal 76'
Report Alhassan Goal 28'
Opoku Nti Goal 89'
Attendance: 45,200

Cameroon  1–1  Tunisia
M'Bida Goal 50' Report Gabsi Goal 49'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Cameroon  0–0  Ghana
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Libya  2–0  Tunisia
Seddik Goal 42' (o.g.)
Al-Bor'osi Goal 89'
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Ghana  1–0  Tunisia
Essien Goal 28' Report
Attendance: 40,000

Libya  0–0  Cameroon
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
 Zambia 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 4
 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2
 Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Nigeria  3–0  Ethiopia
Keshi Goal 27'84'
Adeshina Goal 40'
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Algeria  1–0  Zambia
Merzekane Goal 85' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Dodou N'Jie (Gambia)

Zambia  1–0  Ethiopia
Munshya Goal 68' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Bashir Mahamed Jama

Algeria  2–1  Nigeria
Isima Goal 44' (o.g.)
Assad Goal 65'
Report Osigwe Goal 40'
Attendance: 5,000

Algeria  0–0  Ethiopia
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Hugues Opangault

Zambia  3–0  Nigeria
Kaumba Goal 25'
Njovu Goal 80'
Fregene Goal 81' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 5,000

Knockout stage

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
16 March – Benghazi
 
 
 Ghana (aet) 3
 
19 March – Tripoli
 
 Algeria 2
 
 Ghana (p) 1 (7)
 
16 March – Tripoli
 
 Libya 1 (6)
 
 Libya 2
 
 
 Zambia 1
 
Third place
 
 
18 March – Tripoli
 
 
 Algeria 0
 
 
 Zambia 2

Semifinals

Ghana  3–2
(a.e.t)
 Algeria
Alhassan Goal 4'103'
Opoku Nti Goal 90'
Report Zidane Goal 29'
Assad Goal 62'
Attendance: 5,000

Libya  2–1  Zambia
Al-Beshari Goal 38'84' Report Goal 29' Kaumba
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bakary Sarr (Senegal)

Third place match

Zambia  2–0  Algeria
Kaumba Goal 2'
Munshya Goal 25'
Report
Attendance: 2,000

Final

Ghana  1–1  Libya
Alhassan Goal 35' Report Al-Beshari Goal 70'
Penalties
Penalty scored Lamptey
Penalty scored Alhassan
Penalty scored Paha
Penalty scored Asaase
Penalty scored Abbrey
Penalty missed Mensah
Penalty scored Quarshie
Penalty scored Afriyie
7–6 Penalty scored Al-Beshari
Penalty scored Sola
Penalty scored Al-Ajeli
Penalty scored Ben-Suleiman
Penalty scored Al-Farjani
Penalty missed Ghonaïm
Penalty scored Jaranah
Penalty missed Zeiyu
Attendance: 42,500

Winners

 African Cup of Nations 1982 Champions 

Ghana
4th title

Top scorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Cameroon Thomas Nkono

Algeria Chaabane Merzekane
Ghana Sampson Lamptey
Ghana Haruna Yusif
Libya Ali Al-Beshari

Ghana George Alhassan
Ghana Samuel Opoku Nti
Ghana Emmanuel Quarshie
Libya Fawzi Al-Issawi

Algeria Salah Assad
Algeria Rabah Madjer

References

  1. ^ Anaman, Fiifi. "The Last Time: How Ghana managed an unlikely ascension unto the African football throne". Retrieved 10 July 2017. 

External links

  • Details at RSSSF
  • Photographs of different ACN Finals (includes Libya 82)
  • 1982 African Cup of Nations on www.world-results.net
  • 1982 African Cup of Nations for football mundial
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