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Football at the African Games

Football at the African Games
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Founded1965
RegionCAF (Africa)
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

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

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1965
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Congo
0–0
after two extra time
(7–2)
match won by corner kicks obtained

Mali

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

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

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

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

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

Nigeria
1–1
(4–1)
on penalties

Guinea
1999
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cameroon
0–0
(4–3)
on penalties

Zambia

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

Ghana
2–2
(4–1)
on penalties

Zambia
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Cameroon
1–0
Guinea

Tunisia
1–0
Zambia
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique
Ghana
1–1
(4–2)

on penalties

South Africa

Cameroon
1–1
(5–4)
on penalties

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

Nigeria
0–0
(5–3)
on penalties

Congo
2019
Details
Rabat, Morrocco
Burkina Faso
2–0
Nigeria

Senegal
0–0
(4–3)
on penalties

Mali
*Under-23 tournament since 1991.
*Under-20 for the 2019 edition.

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

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

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

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

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

Ivory Coast
2–1
Nigeria
2019
Details
Rabat, Morocco
Nigeria
0–0
(3–2)
on penalties

Cameroon

Morocco
2–1
Algeria

* Under-20 for the 2019 edition.

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 nations)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 nations)12131237

Women

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

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