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1998 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Burkina Faso
Champions  Egypt (4th title)
Fourth place  Burkina Faso
Dates  7 Feb 1998 – 28 Feb 1998
Teams  16
Venue(s)  3 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  South Africa
Matches played  32
Best player  Benni McCarthy
Attendance  412,800
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Champion  Egypt national football team
Third place  DR Congo national football team
Similar  2000 African Cup of N, 1996 African Cup of N, 2002 African Cup of N, 1994 African Cup of N, 1992 African Cup of N

The 1998 African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso was the 21st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN), the national football championship of Africa, administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Just like in 1996, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fourth ACN championship, beating South Africa in the final 2−0.


Teams excluded

Nigeria was banned from entering the 1998 African Cup of Nations qualifying because of withdrawing from the 1996 Cup after having already qualified for the finals, while the other teams were banned for withdrawing during qualification for the 1996 Cup.

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Quarter Finals.


7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the Tournament


  • Nader El-Sayed
  • Defenders

  • Mark Fish
  • Jojo
  • Noureddine Naybet
  • Mohamed Emara
  • Midfielders

  • Charles Akonnor
  • Hassan Gabsi
  • Tchiressoua Guel
  • Ekanza Simba
  • Forwards

  • Hossam Hassan
  • Benedict McCarthy
  • References

    1998 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia