1992 African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1992
Senegal 1992
Tournament details
Host countrySenegal
Dates12–26 January
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ivory Coast (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored34 (1.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (4 goals)
Best player(s)Ghana Abedi Pele
Best goalkeeperIvory Coast Alain Gouaméné
1990
1994

The 1992 African Cup of Nations was the 18th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Senegal. The field expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three; the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals. Ivory Coast won its first championship, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 11–10 after a goalless draw.[1]

Qualified teams

Participating nations
Participating nations

Main article: 1992 African Cup of Nations qualification

The 12 qualified teams are:

Venues

The competition was played in two venues in Dakar and Ziguinchor.

Dakar Ziguinchor
Stade de l'Amitié Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta
Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 10,000
Senegal 1 - Cameroon 0 - Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor.jpg
ZiguinchorCathédrale.JPG

Squads

Main article: 1992 African Cup of Nations squads

First round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 4
 Senegal 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 2
 Kenya 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 0
Source:[citation needed]
Nigeria 2–1 Senegal
Siasia 13'
Keshi 89'
Bocandé 36'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nizar Watti (Syria)

Nigeria 2–1 Kenya
Yekini 7', 15' Weche 89' (pen.)
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kadry Abdelazim (Egypt)

Senegal 3–0 Kenya
Sané 46'
Bocandé 68'
Diagne 89'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
 Zaire 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
 Morocco 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Source:[citation needed]
Cameroon 1–0 Morocco
Kana-Biyik 23'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 60,000

Morocco 1–1 Zaire
Rokbi 89' Kona 90'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 5,000

Cameroon 1–1 Zaire
Omam-Biyik 15' Tueba 1'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 10,000

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
 Congo 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
 Algeria 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
Ivory Coast 3–0 Algeria
A. Traoré 14'
Fofana 25'
Tiéhi 89'
Report
Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta, Ziguinchor
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mohamed Hounnake-Kouassi (Togo)

Ivory Coast 0–0 Congo
Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta, Ziguinchor
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Rafhidi Ali (Tanzania)

Algeria 1–1 Congo
Bouiche 44' Report Tchibota 6'
Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta, Ziguinchor
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Christopher Musaabi (Uganda)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
 Zambia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
 Egypt 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0
Source:[citation needed]
Zambia 1–0 Egypt
Kalusha 61'

Ghana 1–0 Zambia
Abedi Pele 64'

Ghana 1–0 Egypt
Yeboah 89'

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
January 19 – Dakar
 
 
 Nigeria 1
 
January 23 – Dakar
 
 Zaire 0
 
 Nigeria 1
 
January 20 – Dakar
 
 Ghana 2
 
 Ghana 2
 
January 26 – Dakar
 
 Congo 1
 
 Ghana 0 (10)
 
January 19 – Dakar
 
 Ivory Coast (pen.) 0 (11)
 
 Cameroon 1
 
January 23 – Dakar
 
 Senegal 0
 
 Cameroon 0 (1)
 
January 20 – Dakar
 
 Ivory Coast (pen.) 0 (3) Third place
 
 Ivory Coast (a.e.t.) 1
 
January 25 – Dakar
 
 Zambia 0
 
 Nigeria 2
 
 
 Cameroon 1
 

Quarter-finals

Nigeria 1–0 Zaire
Yekini 22'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Idrissa Sarr (Mauritania)

Cameroon 1–0 Senegal
Ebongué 89'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Kiichiro Tachi (Japan)

Ivory Coast 1–0 (a.e.t.) Zambia
Sié 94'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

Ghana 2–1 Congo
Yeboah 29'
Abedi Pele 57'
Tchibota 52'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ibrahim Faye (Gambia)

Semi-finals

Ghana 2–1 Nigeria
Abedi Pele 43'
Prince Polley 54'
Report Adepoju 11'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Neji Jouini (Tunisia)

Cameroon 0–0 (a.e.t.) Ivory Coast
Report
Penalties
Makanaky
soccer ball with red X

Ebwelle soccer ball with check mark
Omam-Biyik
soccer ball with red X

Bell
soccer ball with red X
1–3 soccer ball with check mark Diaby
soccer ball with check mark M. Traoré
soccer ball with red X
Yago
soccer ball with check mark A. Traoré
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)

Third place match

Nigeria 2–1 Cameroon
Ekpo 75'
Yekini 88'
Maboang 85'
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sinko Zeli (Ivory Coast)

Final

Main article: 1992 African Cup of Nations Final

Ivory Coast 0–0 (a.e.t.) Ghana
Report
Penalties
Aka soccer ball with check mark
Hobou soccer ball with check mark
Sekana soccer ball with check mark
M. Traoré soccer ball with check mark
Tiéhi
soccer ball with red X

Gadji-Celi soccer ball with check mark
Kouadio soccer ball with check mark
Abouo soccer ball with check mark
Maguy soccer ball with check mark
Sie soccer ball with check mark
Gouamené soccer ball with check mark
Aka soccer ball with check mark
11–10 soccer ball with check mark Baffoe
soccer ball with check mark Lamptey
soccer ball with check mark Naawu
soccer ball with red X
Asare
soccer ball with check mark Yeboah
soccer ball with check mark Manso
soccer ball with check mark Armah
soccer ball with check mark Abroah
soccer ball with check mark Ampeah
soccer ball with check mark Opoku
soccer ball with check mark Ansah
soccer ball with red X
Baffoe
Stade de l'Amitié, Dakar
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Badara Sène (Senegal)

The penalty shootout was significant in that it was the first in the final of a major international tournament that every player on the pitch took a penalty.

Scorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

References

  1. ^ Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg. "They'll Put a Spell on You: The Witchdoctors of African Football - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International". SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 10 June 2017.