Tarek Chaaban

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African Nations cup

1986, Egypt

In 1986, Egypt was crowned champions for the first time since 1959. Ironically like Cameroon lost their first match and went on to win the tournament 2 years ago, Egypt did the same on home soil as they lost the opening match to Senegal 1-0 before going on to win the title without conceding a goal. The final was a really tense affair between Egypt and Cameroon with Egypt winning 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

1988, Morocco
This was probably the poorest tournament from the goal scoring point of view as eventually the top scorers had just 3 goals. Cameroon and Nigeria reached the final after beating hosts Morocco and Algeria respectively. Just like 4 years ago Cameroon came out on top thanks to an Emmanuel Condi penalty.

1990, Algeria

The first tournament held in the nineties was in Algeria, who took advantage from the home factor to win their first trophy by beating Nigeria in the final match by a single goal scored by Sherif El Wazani.


1992, Senegal

The 1992 tournament held in Senegal saw the participation of 12 teams for the first time. For the third tournament in a row the holders went out of the first round. Ivory Coast managed to win their first trophy after defeating Ghana in the final 11-10 on penalty kicks, indeed the longest penalty kicks in the history of the CAN.

1994, Tunisia

For the first time in ten years the hosts went out of the first round with one point from 2 matches. This tournament though came just a few months after the Zambian’s team terrible plane crash, but it seems Zambia took heart from that and their renewed team went on to reach the final only to lose to the Nigerian eagles 2-1 with Amunike the then Zamalek star scoring the 2 goals.

This tournament also witnessed the fastest goal ever in the CAN’s history scored by Egypt’s Ayman Mansour after just 23 seconds of his country’s first match against Gabon, Egypt went on to win 4-0.

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3 Comments

  1. AM OVERWEM THAT THE AFRICA NATIONS CUP HAS BEEN A VERY REMARKABLE TO THE AFRICAN MOTHER LAND AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.CAF IS ALSO DOING A GREAT JOB WE MUST GIVE EXCELENT TO THEM FOR THE GOOD WORK DONE SO FAR TO AFRICA FOTHBALL.
    UBAH MICHAEL

  2. i want to see cameroons points

  3. WAO THATS WAS PRETY GOOD OF THE MOTHER LAND AFRICA BEEING INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL LONG AGO.I LUV FOOTBALL AND THOSE FISRT FOUR COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPARTED THE EGYPTIANS HAVE SHOWN IT ALL THAT THEY ARE ONE OF THE FIRST CONTRIBUTOR TO SOCCER IN AFRICA..THEY ARE THE DEFFENDING CHAMPION TILL DATE AM PROUD OF EGYPT….HENRY FROM NIGERIA

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