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2000 Africa Cup of Nations

2000 Africa Cup of Nations
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Africa Cup of Nations 2000 official logo
Tournament details
Host countries Ghana
 Nigeria
Dates22 January – 13 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (3rd title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place South Africa
Fourth place Tunisia
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored73 (2.28 per match)
Attendance677,500 (21,172 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Shaun Bartlett (5 goals)
Best player(s)Cameroon Lauren
1998
2002

The 2000 Africa Cup of Nations was the 22nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria, who jointly replaced Zimbabwe as host. Just like in 1998, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four.

Cameroon won the championship, beating Nigeria in the final 4−3 on penalties. As winners, they qualified for the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup as African representatives.

Host Selection

It was expected that Zimbabwe will host this edition but it was sidelined by the CAF on 8 February 1999 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for non-compliance with the specifications, the CAF announced that they would be receiving applications for the new hosts until 10 March 1999.

Bids :

Egypt, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria, were determined by the CAF to be compliant with the host criteria. Later, Egypt withdrew. A joint bid was formed between Ghana and Nigeria.

The organization of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded jointly to Ghana and Nigeria on 15 March 1999 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Voters had a choice between three countries : Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria. This is the first time ever that the African Cup was co-hosted by two countries.

This is also the second time that Nigeria has hosted the African Cup after 1980 and the third time for Ghana after 1963 and 1978

Qualified teams

Participating nations

Squads

Venues

Accra, Ghana Lagos, Nigeria
Accra Sports Stadium National Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 55,000
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Kumasi, Ghana Kano, Nigeria
Kumasi Sports Stadium Sani Abacha Stadium
Capacity: 51,500 Capacity: 25,000
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First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

All times local: GMT (UTC) and WAT (UTC +1)

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Ghana 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Togo 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
Ghana 1–1 Cameroon
Ayew Goal 57' Foé Goal 19'

Ivory Coast 1–1 Togo
Guel Goal 38' (pen.) Ouadja Goal 19'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Tessema Hailemalak (Ethiopia)

Ghana 2–0 Togo
Ayew Goal 28'
Addo Goal 37'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Abderrahim Al-Arjoune (Morocco)

Cameroon 3–0 Ivory Coast
Kalla Goal 29'
Eto'o Goal 45'
M'Boma Goal 90'
Attendance: 5,000

Ghana 0–2 Ivory Coast
Kalou Goal 45'
Sie Goal 84'
Attendance: 40,000

Cameroon 0–1 Togo
Tchangai Goal 18'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Olufunmi Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Algeria 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 DR Congo 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Gabon 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
South Africa 3–1 Gabon
Ngobe Goal 43'
Bartlett Goal 55'78'
Nzigou Goal 21'

DR Congo 0–0 Algeria

South Africa 1–0 DR Congo
Bartlett Goal 44'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Olufunmi Olaniyan (Nigeria)

Algeria 3–1 Gabon
Ghazi Goal 12'
Tasfaout Goal 41'
Dziri Goal 89'
Mbanangoyé Goal 89'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Isaak Abdulkadir (Tanzania)

South Africa 1–1 Algeria
Bartlett Goal 2' Moussouni Goal 53'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Tessema Hailemalak (Ethiopia)

DR Congo 0–0 Gabon
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Abderrahim Al-Arjoune (Morocco)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 Senegal 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
 Zambia 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
 Burkina Faso 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
Egypt 2–0 Zambia
Radwan Goal 37'
H. Hassan Goal 50'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Burkina Faso 1–3 Senegal
Sanou Goal 65' Camara Goal 4'
Sarr Goal 45'
Keita Goal 86'
Attendance: 12,000

Egypt 1–0 Senegal
H. Hassan Goal 39'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

Zambia 1–1 Burkina Faso
Lota Goal 16' Ouédraogo Goal 90'

Egypt 4–2 Burkina Faso
Salah Hosny Goal 30'
H. Hassan Goal 75' (pen.)
Ramzy Goal 85'
Ali Goal 90'
Koudou Goal 10'
Sanou Goal 24'
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

Zambia 2–2 Senegal
Chilembe Goal 52'
Bwalya Goal 87' (pen.)
Camara Goal 47'
Mbaye Goal 80'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
 Tunisia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Morocco 3 1 1 1 1 2 −1 4
 Congo 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
Nigeria 4–2 Tunisia
Okocha Goal 28'58'
Ikpeba Goal 71'77'
Azaiez Goal 49'
Baya Goal 90'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Morocco 1–0 Congo
Bassir Goal 85'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Nigeria 0–0 Congo
Attendance: 60,000

Tunisia 0–0 Morocco
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Nigeria 2–0 Morocco
George Goal 28'
Aghahowa Goal 81'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Tunisia 1–0 Congo
Jaïdi Goal 18'

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
6 February, 16:00 - Accra
 
 
 Cameroon 2
 
10 February, 18:30 - Accra
 
 Algeria 1
 
 Cameroon 3
 
7 February, 16:00 - Kano
 
 Tunisia 0
 
 Egypt 0
 
13 February, 15:00 - Lagos
 
 Tunisia 1
 
 Cameroon (pen) 2 (4)
 
6 February, 19:30 - Kumasi
 
 Nigeria 2 (3)
 
 South Africa 1
 
10 February, 16:30 - Lagos
 
 Ghana 0
 
 South Africa 0
 
7 February, 19:00 - Lagos
 
 Nigeria 2 Third place
 
 Nigeria (aet) 2
 
12 February, 16:00 - Accra
 
 Senegal 1
 
 Tunisia 2 (3)
 
 
 South Africa (pen) 2 (4)
 

Quarterfinals

Cameroon 2–1 Algeria
Eto'o Goal 7'
Foé Goal 24'
Tasfaout Goal 79'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

South Africa 1–0 Ghana
Nomvethe Goal 42'
Attendance: 40,000

Egypt 0–1 Tunisia
Badra Goal 22' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)

Nigeria 2–1
(a.e.t.)
 Senegal
Aghahowa Goal 85'92' Fadiga Goal 7'
Attendance: 60,000

Semifinals

Nigeria 2–0 South Africa
Babangida Goal 1'34'
Attendance: 60,000

Cameroon 3–0 Tunisia
M'Boma Goal 49'85'
Eto'o Goal 81'

Third place match

Final

Nigeria 2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Cameroon
Chukwu Goal 45'
Okocha Goal 47'
Eto'o Goal 26'
M'Boma Goal 31'
Penalties
Okocha Penalty scored
Okpara Penalty scored
Kanu Penalty missed
Ikpeba Penalty missed
Oliseh Penalty scored
3–4 Penalty scored M'Boma
Penalty scored Wome
Penalty scored Geremi
Penalty missed Foé
Penalty scored Song
Attendance: 60,000

Scorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links