1998 African Women's Championship

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1998 African Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNigeria
Dates17–31 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (3rd title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place DR Congo
Fourth place Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored62 (4.77 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Nkiru Okosieme
(2 goals)
1995
2000

The 1998 African Women's Championship was the third edition of the African Women's Championship (now known as the Africa Women Cup of Nations), the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women's national teams of Africa. It was held in Nigeria between 17 October and 31 October 1998.

The tournament determined CAF's two qualifiers for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup — the winner Nigeria and the runners-up Ghana. Nigeria won its third title, beating Ghana 2–0 in the final.

Qualification[edit]

Nigeria qualified automatically as hosts, while the remaining seven spots were determined by the qualifying rounds, which took place from March to April 1998.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mozambique  7–2  Lesotho 3–0 4–2
South Africa  15–0  Swaziland 9–0 6–0
Egypt  2–1  Uganda 1–1 1–0
Ghana  19–0  Guinea 11–0 8–0
DR Congo  w/o  Namibia
Cameroon  w/o  Sierra Leone
Morocco  w/o  Kenya

First leg on March 28–29, Second leg on April 10–12:

Mozambique 3–0 Lesotho
Lesotho 2–4 Mozambique

Mozambique won 7–2 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


South Africa 9–0 Swaziland
Khumalo Goal ?'
Thabethe Goal ?'?'
Mtokwane Goal ?'
Phewa Goal ?'
Solomon Goal ?'?'?'
Unknown Goal ?' (o.g.)
Report
Swaziland 0–6 South Africa
Report Phewa Goal ?'?'
Solomon Goal ?'?'?'?'

South Africa won 15–0 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Egypt 1–1 Uganda
Uganda 0–1 Egypt

Egypt won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


Ghana 11–0 Guinea
Gyamfuah Goal 4'22'35'90'
Mensah Goal 17'24'1H'
Bayor Goal 1H'
Sackey Goal 73'80'
Quartey Goal 78'
Report
Guinea 0–8 Ghana

Ghana won 19–0 on aggregate and qualified for the final tournament.


DR Congo Cancelled Namibia

DR Congo won by default and qualified for the final tournament.


Cameroon Cancelled Sierra Leone

Cameroon won by default and qualified for the final tournament.


Morocco Cancelled Kenya

Morocco won by default and qualified for the final tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

DR Congo, Egypt and Morocco made their first appearances in the tournament. Mozambique also qualified, but failed to arrive for the tournament. Lesotho, which was drafted in as a late replacement, equally failed to show up.[3]

Team Appearance Previous best appearance
 Cameroon 2nd Runners-up (1991)
 DR Congo 1st Debut
 Egypt 1st Debut
 Ghana 3rd Semi-finals (1995)
 Morocco 1st Debut
 Mozambique 1st Debut
 Nigeria (hosts) 3rd Champions (1991, 1995)
 South Africa 2nd Runners-up (1995)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Kaduna
Locations of the 1998 African Women's Championship venues
Ijebu Ode
Ahmadu Bello Stadium Gateway Stadium
Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 20,000

Final tournament[edit]

The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.

The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss).

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 9 Knockout stage
2  DR Congo 3 1 1 1 4 7 −3 4
3  Morocco 3 1 1 1 4 9 −5 4
4  Egypt 3 0 0 3 2 14 −12 0
Nigeria 8–0 Morocco
Okosieme Goal 17'1H'
Avre Goal 30'2H'
Nwadike Goal 2H'2H'
Omagbemi Goal 2H'
Akide Goal 2H'
Report
DR Congo 4–1 Egypt

Morocco 4–1 Egypt
Nigeria 6–0 DR Congo

Morocco 0–0 DR Congo
Nigeria 6–0 Egypt

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ghana 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 6 Knockout stage
2  Cameroon 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
3  South Africa 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5 0
 Mozambique 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Ghana 4–0 South Africa


Ghana 3–1 Cameroon

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner, except for the third place match where no extra time is played.

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
27 October - Kaduna
 
 
 Nigeria6
 
31 October - Ijebu Ode
 
 Cameroon0
 
 Nigeria2
 
27 October - Kaduna
 
 Ghana0
 
 Ghana (a.e.t.)4
 
 
 DR Congo1
 
Third place
 
 
30 October - Ijebu Ode
 
 
 Cameroon3 (1)
 
 
 DR Congo3 (3)

Semi-finals[edit]

Nigeria 6–0 Cameroon

Ghana 4–1 (aet) DR Congo

Third place playoff[edit]

DR Congo 3–3 (a.e.t.) Cameroon
Penalties
3–1

Final[edit]

Nigeria 2–0 Ghana
Okosieme Goal 43'
Mbachu Goal 64'
Attendance: 30,000

Awards[edit]

 1998 African Women's Championship Winners 

Nigeria
Third title

Statistics[edit]

Team statistics[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L Pts GF GA GD
1  Nigeria 5 5 0 0 15 28 0 +28
2  Ghana 4 3 0 1 9 11 4 +7
3  DR Congo 5 1 2 2 5 8 14 -6
4  Cameroon 4 1 1 2 4 7 14 -7
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Morocco 3 1 1 1 4 4 9 -5
6  South Africa 2 0 0 2 0 2 7 -5
7  Egypt 3 0 0 3 0 2 14 -12
 Mozambique 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12(1) 11 1(2) 11 35 62 62 0

Team(s) rendered in italics represent(s) the host nation(s). The competition's winning team is rendered in bold.
(1) – Total games lost not counted in total games played (total games lost = total games won)
(2) – Total number of games drawn (tied) for all teams = Total number of games drawn (tied) ÷ 2 (both teams involved)

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Unknown scorers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enkonge ezizze zeekiika mu kkubo lyagwo". Bukedde Online. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  2. ^ "Enkonge ezizze zeekiika mu kkubo lyagwo". Bukedde Online. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160304001650/http://www.thenationonlineng.net/archive2/tblnews_Detail.php?id=3145

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