Africa Women Cup of Nations

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Africa Women Cup of Nations
Africa Women Cup of Nations logo.png
Founded1991
RegionAfrica (CAF)
Number of teams8
Current championsFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (11th title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (11 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations

The Total Africa Women Cup of Nations (known as the African Women's Championship until 2015) is an international women's football competition held every two years and sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). It was first contested in 1991, but was not held biennially until 1998. Nigeria is the most successful nation in the tournament's history, having won a record 11 titles, meaning they have won all but two of the previous tournaments. Ghana hosted the tournament in 2018. [1]

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Confederation of African Football governing body of association football in Africa

The Confederation of African Football or CAF is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.

The 1991 Women's African Football Championship was the first staging of the CAF Women's Championship, the women's football championship in Africa (CAF). It determined the CAF's single qualifier for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1991. Nigeria won the tournament, defeating Cameroon in the final.

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The competition has served as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup every other tournament since its inception in 1991.

FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China.

History

In 2000, hosts South Africa met three-time champions Nigeria in the final game of the tournament. After Nigeria finished the first half ahead 1–0, Nigeria's Stella Mbachu scored a second goal in the 72nd minute and the home crowd realized there was no coming back. Supporters began hurling bottles and other debris at officials and Nigerian players. The match was abandoned after three attempts at restarts were all interrupted by further disturbances. Riot police began fighting battles with bottle-throwing supporters about 40 minutes after the goal had been allowed, throwing tear gas into the crowd to break up the disturbance. The game and the tournament were awarded to Nigeria.

The South Africa national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana, is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association.

Nigeria womens national football team womens national association football team representing Nigeria

The Nigeria national women's football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. They won the first seven African championships and through their first twenty years lost only five games to African competition: December 12, 2002 to Ghana in Warri, June 3, 2007 at Algeria, August 12, 2007 to Ghana in an Olympic qualifier, November 25, 2008 at Equatorial Guinea in the semis of the 2008 Women's African Football Championship and May 2011 at Ghana in an All Africa Games qualification match.

Stella Mbachu is a Nigerian professional soccer player.

Nomination

On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the African Women's Championship to the Africa Women Cup of Nations, similar to the men's version, Africa Cup of Nations. [2]

Africa Cup of Nations main international association football competition in Africa

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN, also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.

Sponsorship

In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions. [3] Due to this sponsorship, the Africa Women Cup of Nations is named "Total Africa Women Cup of Nations".

Total S.A. French Energy Company

Total S.A. is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company founded in 1924 and one of the seven "Supermajor" oil companies in the world. Its businesses cover the entire oil and gas chain, from crude oil and natural gas exploration and production to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and product trading. Total is also a large scale chemicals manufacturer.

Results

YearHost nationFinalSemi-finals Losers
WinnerScoreSecond place
1991
Details
home sitesFlag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2 – 0
4 – 0
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of Guinea.svg
Guinea
andFlag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg
Zambia (withdrew)
1995
Details
home sitesFlag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
4 – 1
7 – 1
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Angola.svg
Angola
andFlag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
YearHost nationFinalThird place match
WinnerScoreSecond placeThird placeScoreFourth place
1998
Details
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2 – 0Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg
DR Congo
3 – 3
(3–1)
penalties
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
2000
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2 – 0
(abd)
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
6 – 3Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
2002
Details
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2 – 0Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
3 – 0Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2004
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
5 – 0Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
0 – 0
(6–5)
penalties
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg
Ethiopia
2006
Details
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
1 – 0Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2 – 2
(5–4)
penalties
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
2008
Details
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea
2 – 1Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
1 – 1
(5–4)
penalties
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
2010
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
4 – 2Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2 – 0Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
2012
Details
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
Equatorial Guinea
4 – 0Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
1 – 0Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2014
Details
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2 – 0Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg
Ivory Coast
1 – 0Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2016
Details
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon [4] Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
1 – 0Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
1 – 0Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2018
Details
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
0 – 0
(4–3)
penalties
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
4 – 2Flag of Mali.svg
Mali
2020
Details
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo [5]

Note:abd – match abandoned in the 73rd minute

Statistics

Performance by nation

TeamWinnersRunners-upThird-placeFourth-placeTotal top four
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 11 (1991, 1995, 1998*, 2000, 2002*, 2004, 2006*, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)1 (2008)1 (2012)13
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 2 (2008*, 2012*)1 (2010)3
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 5 (1995, 2000*, 2008, 2012, 2018)2 (2006, 2010*)3 (2002, 2014, 2016)10
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 4 (1991, 2004, 2014, 2016*)3 (2002, 2012, 2018)4 (1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)11
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3 (1998, 2002, 2006)3 (2000, 2004, 2016)6
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 1 (1991**)1
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 1 (1995**)1
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 1 (1998)1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1 (2014)1
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1 (2000)1
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 1 (2004)1
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1 (2018)1
* hosts
** losing semi-finals

General statistics

PosTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1262526420427+177162
2Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1146215207675+171
3Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 12492010196077−1770
4Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1137186136142+1960
5Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 41813234521+2441
6Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 4142571328−1511
7Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 61832131748−3111
8Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 283141515010
9Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 3112361431−179
10Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 311146624−187
11Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 4122191132−217
12Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 1311146−24
13Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 26114522−174
14Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1310235−23
15Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 1310236−33
16Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 26105321−183
17Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 2502369−32
18Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1301235−21
19Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 25014620−141
20Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 100000000
21Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1300338−50
22Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion 1300327−50
23Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 1200207−70
24Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1300307−70
25Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 13003210−80
26Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 12002011−110

Top scorers (Golden boot) by year

PlayerCountryYear of TournamentNumber of goalsRef
1998
Mercy Akide Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2000 7 goals
Perpetua Nkwocha Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2002 4 goals [6]
Perpetua Nkwocha Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2004 9 goals
Perpetua Nkwocha Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2006 7 goals
Genoveva Añonma
Noko Matlou
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 2008 6 goals [7]
Perpetua Nkwocha Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2010 11 goals
Genoveva Añonma Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 2012 6 goals
Desire Oparanozie Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2014 5 goals
Asisat Oshoala Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2016 6 goals
Thembi Kgatlana Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2018 5 goals

Best player (Golden ball) by year

PlayerCountryYear of TournamentRef
1998
2000
2002
Perpetua Nkwocha Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2004 [8]
Portia Modise Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2006 [9]
Genoveva Añonma Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 2008 [10]
Stella Mbachu Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2010 [11]
2012
Asisat Oshoala Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2014 [12]
Gabrielle Onguéné Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2016 [13]

Participating nations

TeamFlag placeholder.svg
1991
Flag placeholder.svg
1995
Flag of Nigeria.svg
1998
Flag of South Africa.svg
2000
Flag of Nigeria.svg
2002
Flag of South Africa.svg
2004
Flag of Nigeria.svg
2006
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
2008
Flag of South Africa.svg
2010
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg
2012
Flag of Namibia.svg
2014
Flag of Cameroon.svg
2016
Flag of Ghana.svg
2018
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
2020
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria GSGSGSGSGS5
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola SFGS2
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2nd×4thGS3rd2nd4th4th4th3rd2nd2nd3rd12
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo ×GSq2
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 3rd××GSGS×3
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt GS××GS2
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea GS1st2nd1stGS5
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia GS4th×GS3
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana QFSF2nd3rd2nd3rd2ndGSGSGS3rdGS12
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea SF×1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast GS3rd2
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya xxxxGS1
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali GSGSGSGSGSGS4th7
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco GSGS2
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique GS×1
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia ×GS1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st3rd1st4th1st1st1st13
Proposed flag of Reunion (VAR).svg  Réunion GS1
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal ×GS1
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone QF××××1
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2ndGS2nd4thGS3rd2nd3rd2nd4th4th2nd12
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania GS1
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia GS1
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda GS××1
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia ×QFGSGS3
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe ×4thGSGS×GS4
Total (26 Teams)4688888888888
Legend

Most tournaments hosted

HostsNationYear(s)
3 timesFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1998, 2002, 2006
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2000, 2004, 2010
2 timesFlag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea 2008, 2012
1 timeFlag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 2014
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2016
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 2018
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo 2020

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The African U-17 Cup of Nations for Women is association football tournament for the under 17 teams, that is held every two years, and serves as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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