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1992 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Senegal
Runners-up  Ghana
Matches played  20
Best player  Abedi Pele
Teams  12
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Fourth place  Cameroon
Dates  12 Jan 1992 – 26 Jan 1992
Top scorer  Rashidi Yekini
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Champions  Ivory Coast (1st title)
Champion  Ivory Coast national football team
Third place  Nigeria national football team
Similar  1994 African Cup of N, 1990 African Cup of N, 1988 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1986 African Cup of N

The 1992 African Cup of Nations was the 18th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Senegal. The field expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three; the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals. Côte d'Ivoire won its first championship, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 11−10 after a goalless draw.


Qualified teams

The 12 qualified teams are:


  • Ivory Coast: Gouamené - Aka, Abouo, Sekana, Hobou, Gadji-Celi, Maguy, Sié,
  • Otokoré (53' M. Traoré), Tiéhi, A. Traoré (101' Kouadio)

  • Ghana: Ansah - Ampeah, Mensah, Baffoe, Armah, Gyamfi (51' Naawu), Abroah,
  • Lamptey, Asare, Yeboah, Opoku

    The penalty shootout was significant in that it was the first in the final of a major international tournament that every player on the pitch took a penalty.


    4 goals
  • Rashidi Yekini
  • 3 goals
  • Abedi Pelé
  • 2 goals
    1 goal

    CAF Team of the Tournament


  • Alain Gouaméné
  • Defenders

  • Basile Aka Kouame
  • Hany Ramzy
  • Stephen Keshi
  • Adolphe Mendy
  • Midfielders

  • Jacques Kinkomba Kingambo
  • Abedi Pelé
  • Jean-Claude Pagal
  • Serge-Alain Maguy
  • Forwards

  • Rashidi Yekini
  • Anthony Yeboah
  • References

    1992 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia