1998 Africa Cup of Nations

The 1998 Africa Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso was the 21st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN), the national football championship of Africa, administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Just like in 1996, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fourth ACN championship, beating South Africa in the final 2−0.

1998 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 1998
Africa Cup of Nations 1998 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Burkina Faso
Dates7 – 28 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Egypt (4th title)
Runners-up South Africa
Third place DR Congo
Fourth place Burkina Faso
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored93 (2.91 per match)
Attendance412,800 (12,900 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hossam Hassan
Benedict McCarthy
(7 goals each)
Best player(s) Benedict McCarthy

Qualification

Participating teams

Teams excluded

Nigeria was banned from entering the 1998 African Cup of Nations qualifying because of withdrawing from the 1996 Cup after having already qualified for the finals, while the other teams were banned for withdrawing during qualification for the 1996 Cup.

Squads

Venues

Bobo-Dioulasso Ouagadougou
Stade Municipal Stade du 4-Août
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 40,000
Ouagadougou
Stade Municipal
Capacity: 30,000

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 321053+27
 Burkina Faso 320132+16
 Guinea 31113304
 Algeria 300325−30
Burkina Faso 0–1 Cameroon
Tchami  20'

Algeria 0–1 Guinea
Oularé  19'

Cameroon 2–2 Guinea
Tchami  9'
Womé  44'
Oularé  46', 77'

Burkina Faso 2–1 Algeria
K. Ouédraogo  65' (pen.)
Traoré  77'
Saïb  82' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

Burkina Faso 1–0 Guinea
Kambou  85'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

Cameroon 2–1 Algeria
Job  47'
Tchami  65'
Dziri  40'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kine Tibebu (Ethiopia)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 320154+16
 DR Congo 320143+16
 Ghana 31023303
 Togo 310246−23
DR Congo 2–1 Togo
Tondelua  57' (pen.), 73' (pen.) Tchangai  90'
Attendance: 4,000

Ghana 2–0 Tunisia
Nyarko  8'
Gargo  90'

Tunisia 2–1 DR Congo
Ben Slimane  31'
Tlemcani  76'
Kimoto  36'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Kine Tibebu (Ethiopia)

Togo 2–1 Ghana
Doté  26'
Kader  90'
Johnson  83' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Omer Yengo (Congo)

DR Congo 1–0 Ghana
Kisombe  77'

Tunisia 3–1 Togo
Tlemcani  9'
Ben Slimane  12'
Gabsi  80'
Assignon  4' (pen.)
Attendance: 800
Referee: Pierre Mounguegui (Gabon)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 3210106+47
 South Africa 312052+35
 Angola 302158−32
 Namibia 3012711−41
South Africa 0–0 Angola
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)

Ivory Coast 4–3 Namibia
Tiéhi  2', 39'
Bakayoko  34'
Diabaté  83'
Shivute  46', 73'
Mannetti  70'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Karim Dahou (Algeria)

Ivory Coast 1–1 South Africa
Ouattara  88' Mkhalele  8' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Angola 3–3 Namibia
Lázaro  46'
Paulo Silva  67' (pen.)
Miguel Pereira  86'
Uri Khob  20', 51'
Nauseb  33'

Ivory Coast 5–2 Angola
Guel  8', 23'
Tiéhi  43', 81' (pen.)
Bakayoko  56'
Paulo Silva  27'
Quinzinho  52'

South Africa 4–1 Namibia
McCarthy  8', 11', 19', 21' Uutoni  68'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 321051+47
 Egypt 320161+56
 Zambia 311146−24
 Mozambique 300318−70
Morocco 1–1 Zambia
Bahja  37' Chilumba  87'

Egypt 2–0 Mozambique
H. Hassan  14', 44'

Egypt 4–0 Zambia
H. Hassan  34', 57', 71'
Radwan  80'

Morocco 3–0 Mozambique
Chiba  39'
El Khattabi  40'
Fertout  82'

Zambia 3–1 Mozambique
Kilambe  16'
Bwalya  43'
Tembo  73'
Avelino  57'

Morocco 1–0 Egypt
Hadji  90'

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 20 - Bobo-Dioulasso
 
 
 Cameroon 0
 
February 25 - Ouagadougou
 
 DR Congo 1
 
 DR Congo 1
 
February 22 - Ouagadougou
 
 South Africa (a.e.t.) 2
 
 Morocco 1
 
February 28 - Ouagadougou
 
 South Africa 2
 
 South Africa 0
 
February 21 - Ouagadougou
 
 Egypt 2
 
 Tunisia 1 (7)
 
February 25 - Bobo-Dioulasso
 
 Burkina Faso (p) 1 (8)
 
 Burkina Faso 0
 
February 21 - Ouagadougou
 
 Egypt 2 Third place
 
 Ivory Coast 0 (4)
 
February 27 - Ouagadougou
 
 Egypt (p) 0 (5)
 
 DR Congo (p) 4 (4)
 
 
 Burkina Faso 4 (1)
 

Quarterfinals

Cameroon 0–1 DR Congo
Tondelua  30'

Tunisia 1–1 (a.e.t.) Burkina Faso
Gabsi  89' K. Ouédraogo  45' (pen.)
Penalties
Rouissi
Badra
Bouazizi
Chihi
Jelassi
Baya
Gabsi
Ghodhbane
Hicheri
Trabelsi
7–8 S. Traoré
F. Sanou
Nana
Tallé
A. Ouédraogo
Zongo
B. Traoré
Diabaté
Liade Gnonka
Coulibaly

Ivory Coast 0–0 (a.e.t.) Egypt
Penalties
Domoraud
Guel
Diomandé
Bakayoko
Ouattara
4–5 Ramzy
Radwan
Kamouna
Mostafa
Imam
Attendance: 20,000

Morocco 1–2 South Africa
Chiba  36' McCarthy  22'
Nyathi  79'

Semifinals

DR Congo 1–2 (a.e.t.) South Africa
Bembuana-Keve  48' McCarthy  60', 112'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)

Burkina Faso 0–2 Egypt
H. Hassan  40', 71'

Third place match

DR Congo 4–4 (a.e.t.) Burkina Faso
Mungongo  76', 90'
Kasongo  88'
Tondelua  89'
A. Ouédraogo  6'
Barro  52'
Napon  56'
Tallé  86'
Penalties
Simba
Mamale
Kisombe
Selenge
4–1 S. Traoré
F. Sanou
Diabaté
Attendance: 25,000

Final

South Africa 0–2 Egypt
A. Hassan  5'
Mostafa  13'
Attendance: 40,000

Scorers

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

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