2002 Africa Cup of Nations

The 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was the 23rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Mali. Just like in 2000, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Cameroon won its fourth championship (repeating as champions), beating Senegal on penalty kicks 3−2 after a goalless draw.

2002 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2002
Africa Cup of Nations 2002 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Mali
Dates19 January – 10 February
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (4th title)
Runners-up Senegal
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored48 (1.5 per match)
Attendance570,000 (17,813 per match)
Top scorer(s) Julius Aghahowa
Patrick Mboma
Salomon Olembé
(3 goals each)
Best player(s) Rigobert Song

Host Selection

Bids :

The organization of the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Mali on 5 February 1998 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during the 1998 African Cup of Nations. Voters had a choice between five countries : Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mali.

This was the first time that Mali had hosted the competition.

Qualification

Squads

Venues

Bamako
Stade du 26 Mars
Capacity: 55,000
Bamako
Stade Modibo Keïta
Capacity: 25,000
Kayes Mopti Ségou Sikasso
Stade Abdoulaye Nakoro Cissoko Stade Barema Bocoum Stade Amari Daou Stade Babemba Traoré
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 321020+27
 Mali 312031+25
 Liberia 302134−12
 Algeria 301225−31
Mali 1–1 Liberia
Keita  87' Weah  45'
Attendance: 50,000

Algeria 0–1 Nigeria
Aghahowa  43'
Attendance: 10,000

Mali 0–0 Nigeria
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Alex Quartey (Ghana)

Liberia 2–2 Algeria
Daye  7'
K. Sebwe  72'
Akrour  45'
Kraouche  90+1'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

Mali 2–0 Algeria
Bagayoko  18'
Touré  24'
Attendance: 50,000

Liberia 0–1 Nigeria
Aghahowa  63'
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Africa 312031+25
 Ghana 312021+15
 Morocco 311134−14
 Burkina Faso 301224−21
South Africa 0–0 Burkina Faso
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)

Morocco 0–0 Ghana
Attendance: 4,000

South Africa 0–0 Ghana
Attendance: 5,000

Burkina Faso 1–2 Morocco
Dagano  58' Zerouali  23', 85'
Attendance: 6,000

South Africa 3–1 Morocco
Zuma  42'
Mngomeni  48'
Nomvethe  51'
Benmahmoud  77' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,000

Burkina Faso 1–2 Ghana
K. Traoré  81' Boakye  90', 90+2'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Chukwudi Chukwujekwu (Nigeria)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 330050+59
 DR Congo 311132+14
 Togo 302103−32
 Ivory Coast 301214−31
Cameroon 1–0 DR Congo
M'Boma  40'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Togo 0–0 Ivory Coast
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Chukwudi Chukwujekwu (Nigeria)

Cameroon 1–0 Ivory Coast
M'Boma  85'

DR Congo 0–0 Togo
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Hailemalak Tessema (Ethiopia)

Cameroon 3–0 Togo
Mettomo  52'
Eto'o  80'
Olembé  89'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)

DR Congo 3–1 Ivory Coast
Yuvuladio  28'
Nonda  66'
Kimoto  81' (pen.)
Traoré  86'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Senegal 321020+27
 Egypt 320132+16
 Tunisia 302101−12
 Zambia 301213−21
Egypt 0–1 Senegal
Diatta  82'
Attendance: 20,000

Zambia 0–0 Tunisia
Attendance: 6,000

Egypt 1–0 Tunisia
Emam  23'

Senegal 1–0 Zambia
Camara  90'

Egypt 2–1 Zambia
Mido  35'
Emam  53'
Kampamba  89'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Senegal 0–0 Tunisia

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 February, 19:00 - Bamako
 
 
 Nigeria 1
 
7 February, 16:00 - Bamako
 
 Ghana 0
 
 Nigeria 1
 
4 February, 19:00 - Bamako
 
 Senegal (aet) 2
 
 Senegal 2
 
10 February, 16:00 - Bamako
 
 DR Congo 0
 
 Senegal 0 (2)
 
3 February, 16:00 - Kayes
 
 Cameroon (pen) 0 (3)
 
 South Africa 0
 
7 February, 19:00 - Bamako
 
 Mali 2
 
 Mali 0
 
4 February, 16:00 - Sikasso
 
 Cameroon 3 Third place
 
 Cameroon 1
 
9 February, 16:00 - Mopti
 
 Egypt 0
 
 Nigeria 1
 
 
 Mali 0
 

Quarterfinals

South Africa 0–2 Mali
Touré  60'
Dr. Coulibaly  90+2'

Nigeria 1–0 Ghana
Lawal  80'
Attendance: 25,000

Cameroon 1–0 Egypt
M'Boma  62'
Attendance: 15,000

Senegal 2–0 DR Congo
Diao  30'
Diouf  86'
Attendance: 25,000

Semifinals

Nigeria 1–2
(a.e.t.)
 Senegal
Aghahowa  88' P. B. Diop  54'
Diao  97'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Mali 0–3 Cameroon
Olembé  39', 45+1'
Foé  84'
Attendance: 50,000

Third place match

Nigeria 1–0 Mali
Yakubu  29'

Final

Senegal 0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Cameroon
Penalties
Coly
Fadiga
Faye
Diouf
Cisse
2–3 Wome
Suffo
Lauren
Geremi
Song
Attendance: 50,000

Scorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

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