Football at the African Games
Organising bodyCAF
Founded1965; 57 years ago (1965)
RegionAfrica
Number of teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Current championsM:  Burkina Faso (1st title)
W:  Nigeria (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)M:  Cameroon (4 titles)
W:  Nigeria (3 titles)
Football at the 2019 African Games
Football tournaments

The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the African Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003. Since 1991, age limit for men teams is under-23, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics.

Men's tournament

Summaries

Ed. Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1 1965 Brazzaville, Congo
Congo
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(7–2 c)[n 1]

Mali

Ivory Coast
1–0
Algeria
1969 Bamako, Mali (Disrupted by military coup)
2 1973 Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria
2–0
Guinea

Egypt
2–1
Ghana
3 1978 Algiers, Algeria
Algeria
1–0
Nigeria

Ghana
1–0
Malawi
4 1987 Nairobi, Kenya
Egypt
1–0
Kenya

Malawi
3–1
Cameroon
5 1991 Cairo, Egypt
Cameroon
1–0
Tunisia

Nigeria
3–0
Zimbabwe
6 1995 Harare, Zimbabwe
Egypt
3–1
Zimbabwe

Nigeria
1–1
(4–1 p)

Guinea
7 1999 Johannesburg, South Africa
Cameroon
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)

Zambia

South Africa
2–0
Uganda
8 2003 Abuja, Nigeria
Cameroon
2–0
Nigeria

Ghana
2–2
(4–1 p)

Zambia
9 2007 Algiers, Algeria
Cameroon
1–0
Guinea

Tunisia
1–0
Zambia
10 2011 Maputo, Mozambique
Ghana
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)

South Africa

Cameroon
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)

Senegal
11 2015 Brazzaville, Congo
Senegal
1–0
Burkina Faso

Nigeria
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p)

Congo
12 2019 Rabat, Morocco
Burkina Faso
2–0
Nigeria

Senegal
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)

Mali
Notes
  1. ^ Match won by corner kicks obtained.

Performances by countries for men

Team Gold medals Silver medals Bronze medals Fourth place
 Cameroon 4 (1991, 1999, 2003, 2007) 1 (2011) 1 (1987)
 Egypt 2 (1987, 1995) 1 (1973)
 Nigeria 1 (1973) 3 (1978, 2003, 2019) 3 (1991, 1995, 2015)
 Burkina Faso 1 (2019) 1 (2015)
 Ghana 1 (2011) 2 (1978, 2003) 1 (1973)
 Senegal 1 (2015) 1 (2019) 1 (2011)
 Congo 1 (1965) 1 (2015)
 Algeria 1 (1978) 1 (1965)
 Guinea 2 (1973, 2007) 1 (1995)
 Tunisia 1 (1991) 1 (2007)
 South Africa 1 (2011) 1 (1999)
 Zambia 1 (1999) 2 (2003, 2007)
 Mali 1 (1965) 1 (2019)
 Zimbabwe 1 (1995) 1 (1991)
 Kenya 1 (1987)
 Malawi 1 (1987) 1 (1978)
 Ivory Coast 1 (1965)
 Uganda 1 (1999)

Participating nations

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 65 73 78 87 91 95 99 03 07 11 15 19 Years
 Algeria 4 Y 1 Y Y Y Y 7
 Burkina Faso Y 2 1 3
 Burundi Y 1
 Cameroon Y 4 1 1 1 1 3 7
 Congo 1 Y Y 4 4
 DR Congo Y 1
 Ivory Coast 3 Y Y 3
 Egypt 3 w/o 1 Y 1 Y Y 7
 Ghana 4 3 3 Y 1 Y Y 7
 Guinea 2 4 2 3
 Kenya 2 1
 Libya dq 1
 Madagascar Y Y 2
 Malawi 4 3 2
 Mali 2 Y Y Y 4 5
 Mauritius Y Y Y 3
 Morocco Y 1
 Mozambique Y 1
 Nigeria 1 2 3 3 2 3 2 7
 Senegal Y Y 4 1 3 5
 South Africa 3 Y Y 2 Y 5
 Sudan Y 1
 Tanzania Y 1
 Togo Y 1
 Tunisia Y 2 3 3
 Uganda Y Y 4 Y 4
 Zambia Y 2 4 4 4
 Zimbabwe 4 2 Y 3
Total nations 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 7 8

Women's tournament

Summaries

Ed. Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1 2003 Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0
South Africa

Cameroon
1–0
Mali
2 2007 Algiers, Algeria
Nigeria
4–0
South Africa

Ghana
3–1
Algeria
3 2011 Maputo, Mozambique
Cameroon
1–0
Ghana

Algeria
3–0
South Africa
4 2015 Brazzaville, Congo
Ghana
1–0
Cameroon

Ivory Coast
2–1
Nigeria
5 2019 Rabat, Morocco
Nigeria
0–0
(3–2 p)

Cameroon

Morocco
2–1
Algeria

Performances by countries for women

Team Gold medals Silver medals Bronze medals Fourth place
 Nigeria 3 (2003, 2007, 2019) 1 (2015)
 Cameroon 1 (2011) 2 (2015, 2019) 1 (2003)
 Ghana 1 (2015) 1 (2011) 1 (2007)
 South Africa 2 (2003, 2007) 1 (2011)
 Algeria 1 (2011) 2 (2007, 2019)
 Ivory Coast 1 (2015)
 Morocco 1 (2019)
 Mali 1 (2003)

Participating nations

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 03 07 11 15 19 Years
 Algeria Y 4 3 4 4
 Cameroon 3 1 2 2 4
 Congo Y 1
 DR Congo Y 1
 Equatorial Guinea Y 1
 Ethiopia Y Y 2
 Ghana 3 2 1 3
 Guinea Y 1
 Ivory Coast 3 1
 Mali 4 Y 2
 Morocco 3 1
 Mozambique Y 1
 Nigeria 1 1 4 1 4
 Senegal Y 1
 South Africa 2 2 4 Y Y 5
 Tanzania Y Y 2
 Zambia Y 1
 Zimbabwe Y Y 2
Total nations 8 6 8 7 8

Medal table

Overall

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Nigeria (NGR)54413
2 Cameroon (CMR)5229
3 Ghana (GHA)2136
4 Egypt (EGY)2013
5 Burkina Faso (BUR)1102
6 Algeria (ALG)1012
 Senegal (SEN)1012
8 Republic of the Congo (CGO)1001
9 South Africa (RSA)0314
10 Guinea (GUI)0202
11 Tunisia (TUN)0112
12 Kenya (KEN)0101
 Mali (MLI)0101
 Zambia (ZAM)0101
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)0101
16 Ivory Coast (CIV)0022
17 Malawi (MAW)0011
 Morocco (MAR)0011
Totals (18 entries)18181854

Men

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cameroon4015
2 Egypt2013
3 Nigeria1438
4 Burkina Faso1102
5 Ghana1023
6 Senegal1012
7 Algeria1001
 Congo1001
9 Guinea0202
10 South Africa0112
 Tunisia0112
12 Kenya0101
 Mali0101
 Zambia0101
 Zimbabwe0101
16 Ivory Coast0011
 Malawi0011
Totals (17 entries)12131237

Women

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Nigeria3014
2 Cameroon1214
3 Ghana1113
4 South Africa0202
5 Algeria0011
 Ivory Coast0011
 Morocco0011
Totals (7 entries)55616

See also