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1998 African Women's Championship

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Host country  Nigeria
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Ghana
Dates  17 – 31 October
Champions  Nigeria (3rd title)
1998 African Women's Championship
Teams  8 (from 1 confederation)

The 1998 African Women's Championship was the third staging of the CAF Women's Championship, the women's football tournament of Africa (CAF), who took place in Nigeria. It determined the CAF's two qualifiers for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1999 — the winner Nigeria and the runner-up Ghana. Nigeria won its third title, beating Ghana 2–0 in the final.


Qualifying Tournament

Nigeria as host qualified automatically.

First leg in March 28–29, Second leg in April 10–12:

First round

Teams highlighted in green progress to the Semi-Finals.

Group B

Mozambique failed to arrive for the tournament. Late replacement Lesotho also failed to show up.

Knockout stage

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.

Team statistics

Team(s) rendered in italics represent(s) the host nation(s). The competition's winning team is rendered in bold.
(1) – Total games lost not counted in total games played (total games lost = total games won)
(2) – Total number of games drawn (tied) for all teams = Total number of games drawn (tied) ÷ 2 (both teams involved)


2 goals
1 goal
Unknown scorers
  •  Nigeria : 25 additional goals.
  •  Ghana : 11 additional goals.
  •  DR Congo : 8 additional goals.
  •  Cameroon : 7 additional goals.
  •  Morocco : 4 additional goals.
  •  South Africa : 2 additional goals.
  •  Egypt : 2 additional goals.
  • References

    1998 African Women's Championship Wikipedia