2002 African Cup of Nations

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2002 African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2002
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Africa Cup of Nations 2002 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Mali
Dates 19 January – 10 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (4th title)
Runners-up  Senegal
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 48 (1.5 per match)
Attendance 570,000 (17,813 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Julius Aghahowa
Cameroon Patrick Mboma
Cameroon Salomon Olembé
(3 goals each)
Best player Cameroon Rigobert Song
2000
2004

The 2002 African Cup of Nations was the 23rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Mali. Just like in 2000, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Cameroon won its fourth championship (repeating as champions), beating Senegal on penalty kicks 3−2 after a goalless draw.

Host Selection

Bids :

The organization of the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Mali on 5 February 1998 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during the 1998 African Cup of Nations. Voters had a choice between five countries : Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mali.

This was the first time that Mali had hosted the competition.

Qualification

Participating countries

Squads

Venues

Bamako
Stade du 26 Mars
Capacity: 55,000
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Bamako
Stade Modibo Keïta
Capacity: 25,000
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Kayes Mopti Ségou Sikasso
Stade Abdoulaye Nakoro Cissoko Stade Barema Bocoum Stade Amari Daou Stade Babemba Traoré
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000
Hôtel de Ville de Kayes.jpg Mosque Mopti.jpg Segou.png Le grand marché.jpg

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Mali 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Liberia 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
 Algeria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Mali  1–1  Liberia
Keita Goal 87' Weah Goal 45'
Attendance: 50,000

Algeria  0–1  Nigeria
Aghahowa Goal 43'
Attendance: 10,000

Mali  0–0  Nigeria
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Liberia  2–2  Algeria
Daye Goal 7'
K. Sebwe Goal 72'
Akrour Goal 45'
Kraouche Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 4,000

Mali  2–0  Algeria
Bagayoko Goal 18'
Touré Goal 24'
Attendance: 50,000

Liberia  0–1  Nigeria
Aghahowa Goal 63'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Burkina Faso 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
South Africa  0–0  Burkina Faso
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Morocco  0–0  Ghana
Attendance: 4,000

South Africa  0–0  Ghana
Attendance: 5,000

Burkina Faso  1–2  Morocco
Dagano Goal 58' Zerouali Goal 23'85'
Attendance: 6,000

South Africa  3–1  Morocco
Zuma Goal 42'
Mngomeni Goal 48'
Nomvethe Goal 51'
Benmahmoud Goal 77' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000

Burkina Faso  1–2  Ghana
K. Traoré Goal 81' Boakye Goal 90'90+2'
Attendance: 15,000

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 DR Congo 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
 Togo 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2
 Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Cameroon  1–0  DR Congo
M'Boma Goal 40'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Togo  0–0  Ivory Coast

Cameroon  1–0  Ivory Coast
M'Boma Goal 85'
Attendance: 15,000

DR Congo  0–0  Togo

Cameroon  3–0  Togo
Mettomo Goal 52'
Eto'o Goal 80'
Olembé Goal 89'

DR Congo  3–1  Ivory Coast
Yuvuladio Goal 28'
Nonda Goal 66'
Kimoto Goal 81' (pen.)
Traoré Goal 86'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Senegal 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Tunisia 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Zambia 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Egypt  0–1  Senegal
Diatta Goal 82'
Attendance: 20,000

Zambia  0–0  Tunisia
Attendance: 6,000

Egypt  1–0  Tunisia
Emam Goal 23'

Senegal  1–0  Zambia
Camara Goal 90'
Attendance: 20,000

Egypt  2–1  Zambia
Mido Goal 35'
Emam Goal 53'
Kampamba Goal 89'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Senegal  0–0  Tunisia

Knockout stage

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                   
3 February, 19:00 - Bamako        
  Nigeria  1
7 February, 16:00 - Bamako
  Ghana  0  
  Nigeria  1
4 February, 19:00 - Bamako
    Senegal (aet)  2  
  Senegal  2
10 February, 16:00 - Bamako
  DR Congo  0  
  Senegal  0 (2)
3 February, 16:00 - Kayes
    Cameroon (pen)  0 (3)
  South Africa  0
7 February, 19:00 - Bamako
  Mali  2  
  Mali  0 Third place
4 February, 16:00 - Sikasso
    Cameroon  3  
  Cameroon  1   Nigeria  1
  Egypt  0     Mali  0
9 February, 16:00 - Mopti

Quarterfinals

South Africa  0–2  Mali
Touré Goal 60'
Dr. Coulibaly Goal 90+2'

Nigeria  1–0  Ghana
Lawal Goal 80'
Attendance: 25,000

Cameroon  1–0  Egypt
M'Boma Goal 62'
Attendance: 15,000

Senegal  2–0  DR Congo
Diao Goal 30'
Diouf Goal 86'
Attendance: 25,000

Semifinals

Nigeria  1–2
(a.e.t.)
 Senegal
Aghahowa Goal 88' P. B. Diop Goal 54'
Diao Goal 97'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Mali  0–3  Cameroon
Olembé Goal 39'45+1'
Foé Goal 84'
Attendance: 50,000

Third place match

Nigeria  1–0  Mali
Yakubu Goal 29'
Attendance: 15,000

Final

Senegal  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Cameroon
Penalties
Coly Penalty scored
Fadiga Penalty scored
Faye Penalty missed
Diouf Penalty missed
Cisse Penalty missed
2–3 Penalty missed Wome
Penalty scored Suffo
Penalty scored Lauren
Penalty scored Geremi
Penalty missed Song
Attendance: 50,000

Winners

 African Cup of Nations 2002 Champions 

Cameroon
4th title

Scorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links

  • Details at RSSSF
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