Football at the 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.

Football at the African Games
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

Men's tournament

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1965
Details

Brazzaville

Congo
0–0
after two extra time
(7–2)
match won by corner kicks obtained

Mali

Ivory Coast
1–0
Algeria
1969
Bamako
Disrupted by military coup Disrupted by military coup
1973
Details

Lagos

Nigeria
2–0
Guinea

Egypt
2–1
Ghana
1978
Details

Algiers

Algeria
1–0
Nigeria

Ghana
1–0
Malawi
1987
Details

Nairobi

Egypt
1–0
Kenya

Malawi
3–1
Cameroon
1991
Details

Cairo

Cameroon
1–0
Tunisia

Nigeria
3–0
Zimbabwe
1995
Details

Harare

Egypt
3–1
Zimbabwe

Nigeria
1–1
(4–1)
on penalties

Guinea
1999
Details

Johannesburg

Cameroon
0–0
(4–3)
on penalties

Zambia

South Africa
2–0
Uganda
2003
Details

Abuja

Cameroon
2–0
Nigeria

Ghana
2–2
(4–1)
on penalties

Zambia
2007
Details

Algiers

Cameroon
1–0
Guinea

Tunisia
1–0
Zambia
2011
Details

Maputo

Ghana
1–1
(4–2)

on penalties

South Africa

Cameroon
1–1
(5–4)
on penalties

Senegal
2015
Details

Brazzaville

Senegal
1–0
Burkina Faso

Nigeria
0–0
(5–3)
on penalties

Congo
2019
Details

Rabat

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 4Y1YYYY7
 Burkina Faso Y213
 Burundi Y1
 CameroonY4111137
 Congo 1YY44
 DR Congo Y1
 Ivory Coast 3YY3
 Egypt 3w/o1Y1YY7
 Ghana 433Y1YY7
 Guinea 2423
 Kenya 21
 Libya dq1
 Madagascar YY2
 Malawi 432
 Mali 2YYY45
 Mauritius YYY3
 Morocco Y1
 Mozambique Y1
 Nigeria 12332327
 Senegal YY4135
 South Africa 3YY2Y5
 Sudan Y1
 Tanzania Y1
 Togo Y1
 Tunisia Y233
 Uganda YY4Y4
 Zambia Y2444
 Zimbabwe 42Y3
Total nations 888888888678

Women's tournament

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
2003
Details

Abuja

Nigeria
1–0
South Africa

Cameroon
1–0
Mali
2007
Details

Algiers

Nigeria
4–0
South Africa

Ghana
3–1
Algeria
2011
Details

Maputo

Cameroon
1–0
Ghana

Algeria
3–0
South Africa
2015
Details

Brazzaville

Ghana
1–0
Cameroon

Ivory Coast
2–1
Nigeria
2019
Details

Rabat

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 Y4344
 Cameroon 31224
 Congo Y1
 DR Congo Y1
 Equatorial Guinea Y1
 Ethiopia YY2
 Ghana 3213
 Guinea Y1
 Ivory Coast 31
 Mali 4Y2
 Morocco 31
 Mozambique Y1
 Nigeria 11414
 Senegal Y1
 South Africa 224YY5
 Tanzania YY2
 Zambia Y1
 Zimbabwe YY2
Total nations 86878

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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