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1980 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Nigeria
Champions  Nigeria (1st title)
Fourth place  Egypt
Dates  8 Mar 1980 – 22 Mar 1980
Teams  8
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Algeria
Matches played  16
Best player  Christian Chukwu
Goals scored  33
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Champion  Nigeria national football team
Third place  Morocco national football team
Similar  1982 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N, 1990 African Cup of N, 1957 African Cup of N, 1986 African Cup of N

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The 1980 African Cup of Nations was the 12th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Nigeria. Just like in 1978, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Nigeria won its first championship, beating Algeria in the final 3−0.


Nigeria v algeria 1980 african cup of nations final

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal


1980 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia

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