|Host country South Africa|
Matches played 29
Best player Kalusha Bwalya
|Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)|
Fourth place Ghana
Top scorer Kalusha Bwalya
Dates 13 Jan 1996 – 3 Feb 1996
|Champions South Africa (1st title)|
Champion South Africa national football team
Third place Zambia national football team
Similar 1998 African Cup of N, 1994 African Cup of N, 2000 African Cup of N, 1992 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N
Ivory coast vs ghana 1996 african cup of nations
The 1996 African Cup of Nations was the 20th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by South Africa, who replaced original hosts Kenya. The field expanded for the first time to sixteen teams, split into four groups of four; the top two teams in each group advancing to the quarterfinals. However, Nigeria withdrew from the tournament at the final moment, reducing Group C to only three teams, and the field to fifteen. South Africa won its first championship, beating Tunisia in the final 2−0.
- Ivory coast vs ghana 1996 african cup of nations
- Qualified teams
- First Round
- CAF Team of the Tournament
For full qualification see: 1996 African Cup of Nations qualification
* Nigeria withdrew prior to the start of the finals. Guinea, as the best side to not qualify, was offered Nigeria's spot in the finals, but declined due to a lack of preparation time.
Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.
Nigeria withdrew, so their three matches were canceled.
CAF Team of the Tournament