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1994 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates 26 March – 10 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (2nd title)
Runner-up  Zambia
Third place  Côte d'Ivoire
Fourth place  Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 44 (2.2 per match)
Attendance 273,000 (13,650 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Rashidi Yekini (5 goals)
Best player Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
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The 1994 African Cup of Nations was the 19th Africa Cup of Nations held from 26 March to 10 April. It was hosted by Tunisia and had 12 teams who qualified.

Nigeria won their 2nd title after defeating Zambia 2−1 in the final. The Zambian team featured new players because the 1993 Zambia national football team air disaster occurred a few months earlier.

Qualification

Group stage

Teams highlighted in green move on to the quarter-finals.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Zaire 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
2  Mali 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2
3  Tunisia 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Egypt 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 3
2  Nigeria 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
3  Gabon 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 0

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Zambia 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 3
2  Côte d'Ivoire 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 2
3  Sierra Leone 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
2  Senegal 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
3  Guinea 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals

2 April 1994
Zaire  0–2  Nigeria Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Yekini Goal 51'71' (pen.)

2 April 1994
Egypt  0–1  Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
S. Traoré Goal 64'

3 April 1994
Zambia  1–0  Senegal Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Sakala Goal 38'

3 April 1994
Ghana  1–2  Côte d'Ivoire Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Akonnor Goal 77' Tiéhi Goal 30'
A. Traoré Goal 81'

Semi-finals

6 April 1994
Nigeria  2–2
(a.e.t)
 Côte d'Ivoire Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Iroha Goal 26'
Yekini Goal 40'
Bassolé Goal 19'31'
  Penalties  
Finidi Scored
Siasia Missed
Amokachi Scored
Iroha Scored
Yekini Scored
4–2 Scored Kouamé
Scored Fallet
Missed Bassolé
Missed Amani

6 April 1994
Zambia  4–0  Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Charles Masembe (Uganda)
Litana Goal 8'
Saileti Goal 30'
K. Bwalya Goal 47'
Malitoli Goal 73'

Third place match

10 April 1994
Côte d'Ivoire  3–1  Mali Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Petros Mathabela (South Africa)
Koné Goal 2'
Ouattara Goal 67'
Sie Goal 70'
Diallo Goal 46'

Final

10 April 1994
Nigeria  2–1  Zambia Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Amuneke Goal 5'47' Litana Goal 3'

Goalscorers

5 goals
  • Nigeria Rashidi Yekini
4 goals
  • Côte d'Ivoire Joël Tiéhi
2 goals
  • Côte d'Ivoire Michel Bassolé
  • Egypt Bashir Abdel Samad
  • Ghana Charles Akonnor
  • Nigeria Emmanuel Amuneke
  • Zambia Elijah Litana
  • Zambia Kenneth Malitoli
1 goal
  • Côte d'Ivoire Tchiressoua Guel
  • Côte d'Ivoire Adama Koné
  • Côte d'Ivoire Ahmed Ouattara
  • Côte d'Ivoire Donald-Olivier Sie
  • Côte d'Ivoire Abdoulaye Traoré
  • Egypt Hamza El-Gamal
  • Egypt Ayman Mansour
  • Ghana Prince Polley
  • Guinea Aboubacar Titi Camara
  • Mali Fernand Coulibaly
  • Mali Amadou Diallo
  • Mali Modibo Sidibé
  • Mali Soumaila Traoré
  • Nigeria Mutiu Adepoju
  • Nigeria Ben Iroha
  • Senegal Momath Gueye
  • Senegal Athanas Tendeng
  • Tunisia Faouzi Rouissi
  • Zaire Lemba Basaula
  • Zaire Nsumbu Ngoy
  • Zambia Kalusha Bwalya
  • Zambia Zeddy Saileti
  • Zambia Evans Sakala

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