2004 African Women's Championship

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2004 African Women's Football Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates18 September – 3 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (6th title)
Runners-up Cameroon
Third place Ghana
Fourth place Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored48 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Perpetua Nkwocha (9 goals)
2002
2006

The 2004 African Women's Championship was the sixth 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 South Africa between 18 September and 3 October 2004.

Nigeria won its sixth title, after defeating Cameroon 5–0 in the final.

South Africa were elected as hosts on 12 December 2003.[1]

Qualification[edit]

South Africa qualified automatically as hosts, while the remaining seven spots were determined by the qualifying rounds, which took place from May to July 2004. From this tournament onwards, the defending champions does not receive automatic qualification.

Format[edit]

Qualification ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score was tied after the second leg, the away goals rule would be applied, and if still level, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (no extra time would be played).

The seven winners of the final round qualified for the final tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

  Qualified
  Did not qualify
  Did not enter or withdrew
  Not part of CAF

Algeria appeared for the first time in the tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament1
 South Africa Hosts 12 December 2003 4 (1995, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 Algeria Winners against Mali 23 July 2004 Debut
 Ghana Winners against Guinea 24 July 2004 5 (1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 Nigeria Winners against Senegal 24 July 2004 5 (1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 Cameroon Winners against Congo 25 July 2004 4 (1991, 1998, 2000, 2002)
 Ethiopia Winners against Malawi 25 July 2004 1 (2002)
 Zimbabwe Winners against Tanzania 25 July 2004 2 (2000, 2002)
 Mali Lucky loser2 July–August 2004 1 (2002)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
2 Mali qualified as lucky loser after both DR Congo and Gabon (who were due to play each other) withdrew.

Format[edit]

The eight teams were divided into two groups of four teams each. The top two teams in the groups advanced 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).

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ghana 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Knockout stage
2  Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Zimbabwe 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  South Africa 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
South Africa 0–3 Ghana
Report Anokyewaa Goal 36'
Foriwa Goal 51'
Asante Goal 89'
Zimbabwe 1–1 Ethiopia
Moyo Goal 81' Report Addis Goal 48'

Ghana 2–1 Ethiopia
Amenuku Goal 16'
Asante Goal 90'
Report Tutu Goal 18'
Zimbabwe 2–1 South Africa
Moyo Goal 30'
Nyaumwe Goal 50'
Report Modise Goal 4'

Ghana 2–0 Zimbabwe
Anokyewaa Goal 18'
Bayor Goal 25'
Report
South Africa 1–2 Ethiopia
Phewa Goal 24' Report Tutu Goal 7'
Gebrekirstos Goal 45'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 Knockout stage
2  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 5
3  Algeria 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
4  Mali 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Nigeria 4–0 Algeria
Eze Goal 42'
Ameh Goal 50'
Nkwocha Goal 70'
Okolo Goal 75'
Report
Cameroon 2–2 Mali
Mete Goal 18'
Mbida Goal 60'
Report Diarra Goal 29'
Keita Goal 34'

Algeria 3–0 Mali
Sedhane Goal 10'
Imloul Goal 11'
Laouadi Goal 46'
Report
Nigeria 2–2 Cameroon
Nkwocha Goal 10'
Uwak Goal 69'
Report Mekongo Goal 61'
Bella Goal 74'

Algeria 1–3 Cameroon
Imloul Goal 11' Report Mbida Goal 57'70'
Mekongo Goal 78'
Nigeria 3–0 Mali
Uwak Goal 7'
Nkwocha Goal 33'48'
Report

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
 
      
 
28 September - Johannesburg
 
 
 Ghana0
 
3 October - Johannesburg
 
 Cameroon (a.e.t.)1
 
 Cameroon0
 
28 September - Johannesburg
 
 Nigeria5
 
 Nigeria4
 
 
 Ethiopia0
 
Third place
 
 
1 October - Johannesburg
 
 
 Ghana (p)0 (6)
 
 
 Ethiopia0 (5)

Semi finals[edit]

Ghana 0–1 (a.e.t.) Cameroon
Report Bella Goal 96'

Nigeria 4–0 Ethiopia
Uwak Goal 3'43'
Ekpo Goal 20'
Nkwocha Goal 68'
Report

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

Nigeria 5–0 Cameroon
Nkwocha Goal 15'35'42'60'
Okolo Goal 83'
Report

Awards[edit]

 2004 Women's African Football Championship Winners 

Nigeria
Sixth title

Statistics[edit]

Team statistics[edit]

  Champion
  Runner-up
  Third place
  Fourth place
  Group stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Nigeria 5 4 1 0 18 2 +16 13
2  Cameroon 5 2 2 1 8 10 –2 8
3  Ghana 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5 10
4  Ethiopia 5 1 2 2 4 8 –4 5
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Zimbabwe 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
6  Algeria 3 1 0 2 4 7 –3 3
7  Mali 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6 1
8  South Africa 3 0 0 3 2 7 –5 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Perpetua Nkwocha was the top scorer of the event with nine goals. In total, 48 goals were scored by 27 players.

9 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three bids for Nations Cup 2008". BBC. 12 December 2003. Retrieved 23 November 2017.

External links[edit]