|Host country Nigeria|
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
|Dates 17 – 31 October|
Champions Nigeria (3rd title)
|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.
Nigeria as host qualified automatically.
First leg in March 28–29, Second leg in April 10–12:
Teams highlighted in green progress to the Semi-Finals.
Mozambique failed to arrive for the tournament. Late replacement Lesotho also failed to show up.
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(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)