West African Nations Cup

The West African Nations Cup, also known as CSSA Nations Cup or "Zone 3" Championship, was a football championship held from 1982 to 1987 (not in 1985), but discontinued. Nigeria won all editions, and indeed never lost a single match among the 25 they played. The tournament was unsuccessfully revived in 2001 as WAFU Championship; in 2005 a "WAFU Laurent Gbagbo West African Unity Cup" was organised between four of the better teams of the region, apparently as an invitational tournament so not a proper successor of the tournament of the eighties.

The Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) was established in July 1965 in Brazzaville as the Comite Permanent du Sport Africain (CPSA). Its present title was adopted in Bamako on 14 December 1966. Since 3 July 1977, the SCSA has been functioning as a specialised agency of the Organisation of African Unity. The SCSA has its headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[1]

West African Nations Cup Record

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
1982
Details
Benin
Nigeria
2–1
Togo

Burkina Faso
1–1
Ivory Coast
1983
Details
Ivory Coast 3–1
Togo

Ivory Coast
2–1
Liberia
1984
Details
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
1–1
Togo

Ivory Coast
2–0
Burkina Faso
1986
Details
Nigeria
Nigeria
1–0
Togo

Niger
2–1
Burkina Faso
1987
Details
Liberia
Nigeria
2–1
Liberia

Nigeria
3–1
Togo

Most West African Nations Cup wins

WinsNationYear(s)
5 times Nigeria1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987

Statistics

Team Pld W D L GF NGA GD
 Nigeria 2818705619+37
 Togo 2497829323
 Ivory Coast 175842423+1
 Ghana 1062287+1
 Burkina Faso 18459152611
 Liberia 1542913174
 Niger 1223792112
 Benin 1013611209

References

  1. "The Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (S.C.S.A.)". tessamas.net. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2007.

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