1994 African Cup of Nations

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1994 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryTunisia
Dates26 March – 10 April
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (2nd title)
Runners-up Zambia
Third place Ivory Coast
Fourth place Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored44 (2.2 per match)
Attendance273,000 (13,650 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (5 goals)
Best playerNigeria Rashidi Yekini
1992
1996

The 1994 African Cup of Nations was the 19th Africa Cup of Nations held from 26 March to 10 April. It was hosted by Tunisia and had 12 teams who qualified.

Nigeria won their 2nd title after defeating Zambia 2−1 in the final. The Zambian team featured new players because the 1993 Zambia national football team air disaster occurred a few months earlier.

Qualification[change | change source]

Group stage[change | change source]

Teams highlighted in green move on to the quarter-finals.

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Zaire 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
2  Mali 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2
3  Tunisia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Egypt 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 3
2  Nigeria 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
3  Gabon 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Zambia 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
2  Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 2
3  Sierra Leone 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
2  Senegal 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
3  Guinea 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Knockout stage[change | change source]

Quarter-finals

2 April 1994
Zaire  0–2  Nigeria Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Yekini Goal 51'71' (pen.)

2 April 1994
Egypt  0–1  Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
S. Traoré Goal 64'

3 April 1994
Zambia  1–0  Senegal Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Sakala Goal 38'

3 April 1994
Ghana  1–2  Ivory Coast Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Akonnor Goal 77' Tiéhi Goal 30'
A. Traoré Goal 81'

Semi-finals

6 April 1994
Nigeria  2–2
(a.e.t)
 Ivory Coast Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Iroha Goal 26'
Yekini Goal 40'
Bassolé Goal 19'31'
  Penalties  
Finidi Penalty scored
Siasia Penalty missed
Amokachi Penalty scored
Iroha Penalty scored
Yekini Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty scored Kouamé
Penalty scored Fallet
Penalty missed Bassolé
Penalty missed Amani

6 April 1994
Zambia  4–0  Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
Litana Goal 8'
Saileti Goal 30'
K. Bwalya Goal 47'
Malitoli Goal 73'

Third place match

10 April 1994
Ivory Coast  3–1  Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Koné Goal 2'
Ouattara Goal 67'
Sie Goal 70'
Diallo Goal 46'

Final

10 April 1994
Nigeria  2–1  Zambia Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Amuneke Goal 5'47' Litana Goal 3'

Goalscorers[change | change source]

5 goals
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Other websites[change | change source]