2014 African Women's Championship

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2014 African Women's Championship
2014 African Women's Championship (logo).png
Tournament details
Host countryNamibia
Dates11–25 October 2014
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (9th title)
Runners-upFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Third placeFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
Fourth placeFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored44 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Nigeria.svg Desire Oparanozie
(5 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Nigeria.svg Asisat Oshoala
Best goalkeeper Flag of Cameroon.svg Annette Ngo Ndom
Fair play awardFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
2012
2016

The 2014 African Women's Championship , the 11th edition of the tournament, was held in Namibia. [1] This tournament, organized by the Confederation of African Football, was also a qualification tournament for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, with top three qualifying for the finals in Canada. It was played on 11–25 October 2014.

Contents

The tournament marked the first participation of Namibia in the African championship. Also for the first time the defending champions, Equatorial Guinea, were not taking part after failing to win their last qualifying round match. [2]

Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2–0 in the final to win their ninth title. [3]

Host

Namibia were awarded the hosting rights in October 2011. It is the first time they will appear in the final tournament. There has been some criticism of the slow preparation and campaigning for the event. The national women's league will be suspended this year because all money is used for hosting the continental event. [4]

Venues

The final tournament matches were held in two stadium venues located in Windhoek: [5]

Windhoek
Locations of the 2014 African Women's Championship venues
Windhoek
Independence Stadium Sam Nujoma Stadium
Capacity: 25,000Capacity: 10,300
SamNujomaStadium.JPG

Qualification

A record 25 teams applied for the 2014 African Women's Championship. [6] The top three teams from the 2012 tournament, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa received a bye to the second round. The preliminary round was held on 13–15 February (first leg) and 28 February–2 March 2014 (second leg), while the final qualifying round was held on 23–25 May (first leg) and 6–8 June (second leg). [7]

Qualified teams
CountryQualified asPrevious appearances in tournament
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Winners against Tunisia 3 (2004, 2006, 2010)
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Winners against Senegal 10 (1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Winners against Ethiopia 9 (1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Winners against Equatorial Guinea 1 (2012)
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Hosts0
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Winners against Rwanda 10 ( 1991 , 1995 , 1998 , 2000 , 2002 , 2004 , 2006 , 2008, 2010 , 2012)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Winners against Comoros 9 (1995, 1998, 2000 , 2002, 2004 , 2006, 2008, 2010 , 2012)
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Winners against Zimbabwe 2 (1991, 1995)

Format

Eight teams were divided in two groups and play a round-robin tournament. The top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals. The losers of those semifinals played in the third place match, while the winners faced off in the final. The top three placed teams qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Match officials

12 referees and 15 assistants were announced on 5 October 2014. [8]

Squads

Group stage

The draw was held on 19 July 2014 at 19:00 local time at Windhoek, Namibia. [9] [10]

All times are local (UTC+02:00).

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: [11]

  1. Greater number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams;
  2. Best Goal difference resulting from the matches between the concerned teams;
  3. Goal difference in all group matches;
  4. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches;
  5. Fair Play point system in which the number of yellow and red cards are evaluated;
  6. Drawing of lots by CAF Organising Committee.

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3300122+109 Knockout stage
2Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 31116604
3Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia (H)31023523
4Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 30121981
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
Namibia  Flag of Namibia.svg2–0Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
Williams Soccerball shade.svg4'
Adams Soccerball shade.svg21'
Report
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Therese Raissa (Cameroon)
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg4–2Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
Sunday Soccerball shade.svg11'
Diakité Soccerball shade.svg54' (o.g.)
Oparanozie Soccerball shade.svg74', 86'
Report F. Coulibaly Soccerball shade.svg21' (pen.)
Lohoues Soccerball shade.svg75'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Maximina Bernado (Angola)

Zambia  Flag of Zambia.svg0–6Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Report Okobi Soccerball shade.svg2'
Ohale Soccerball shade.svg6'
Oparanozie Soccerball shade.svg25' (pen.), 81'
Oshoala Soccerball shade.svg64'
Nkwocha Soccerball shade.svg84'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Insaf El Harkaoui (Morocco)
Ivory Coast  Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg3–1Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
Nahi Soccerball shade.svg13'
Nrehy Soccerball shade.svg84', 90'
Report Coleman Soccerball shade.svg20'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Damaris Kimani (Kenya)

Namibia  Flag of Namibia.svg0–2Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Report Ofoegbu Soccerball shade.svg36'
Ordega Soccerball shade.svg38'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Lilia Abdeljaoued (Tunisia)
Zambia  Flag of Zambia.svg1–1Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
Banda Soccerball shade.svg58' Report Nahi Soccerball shade.svg3'
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Bolokanang Lekgowe (Botswana)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 320131+26 Knockout stage
2Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 311163+34
3Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 31112204
4Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 31022753
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg0–1Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Report Feudjio Soccerball shade.svg86'
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
Algeria  Flag of Algeria.svg1–0Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Affak Soccerball shade.svg87' Report
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Aya Irène Ahoua (Ivory Coast)

Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg2–0Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Enganamouit Soccerball shade.svg17', 61' (pen.) Report
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Kankou Coulibaly (Mali)
Ghana  Flag of Ghana.svg1–1Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Cudjoe Soccerball shade.svg45' Report Nongwanya Soccerball shade.svg19'
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Ledia Tafesa (Ethiopia)

South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg5–1Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Dlamini Soccerball shade.svg36'
Modise Soccerball shade.svg41', 87'
Mollo Soccerball shade.svg70'
Makhabane Soccerball shade.svg82'
Report Affak Soccerball shade.svg90'
Independence Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Aisha Ssemambo (Uganda)
Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg0–1Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Report Cudjoe Soccerball shade.svg53'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Aissata Amegee (Togo)

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. [11]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
22 October
 
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2
 
25 October
 
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1
 
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2
 
22 October
 
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 0
 
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (a.e.t.)2
 
 
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1
 
Third place
 
 
25 October
 
 
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0
 
 
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1

Semifinals

Winners qualified for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg2–1Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Oshoala Soccerball shade.svg38', 45' Report Jane Soccerball shade.svg67'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Damaris Kimani (Kenya)

Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg2–1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
Enganamouit Soccerball shade.svg60'
Manie Soccerball shade.svg118'
Report Nrehy Soccerball shade.svg65'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Ledia Tafesa (Ethiopia)

Third place match

Winner qualified for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg0–1Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast
Report Guehai Soccerball shade.svg84'
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Lilia Abdeljaoued (Tunisia)

Final

Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg2–0Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon
Oparanozie Soccerball shade.svg12'
Oshoala Soccerball shade.svg43'
Report
Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Statistics

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament. [12]

AwardPlayer
Golden Ball Flag of Nigeria.svg Asisat Oshoala
Golden Boot Flag of Nigeria.svg Desire Oparanozie
Golden Gloves Flag of Cameroon.svg Annette Ngo Ndom
Fair Play AwardFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Team statistics

Pos.TeamPldWDLPtsGFGAGD
1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 550015163+13
2Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 5302954+1
3Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 52127880
4Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 5113476+1
Eliminated in the group stage
5Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 31114220
6Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 3102335−2
7Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 3102327−5
8Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 3012119−8
Total16(1)142(2)144644440

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)

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