|Number of teams||8|
|Most successful team(s)|
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|Year||Host nation||Final||Semi-finals Losers|
|2 – 0 |
4 – 0
|4 – 1 |
7 – 1
|Year||Host nation||Final||Third place match|
|Winner||Score||Second place||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
|2 – 0|
|3 – 3|
|2 – 0|
|6 – 3|
|2 – 0|
|3 – 0|
|5 – 0|
|0 – 0|
|1 – 0|
|2 – 2|
|2 – 1|
|1 – 1|
|4 – 2|
|2 – 0|
|4 – 0|
|1 – 0|
|2 – 0|
|1 – 0|
|1 – 0|
|1 – 0|
|0 – 0|
|4 – 2|
Note:abd – match abandoned in the 73rd minute
|Team||Winners||Runners-up||Third-place||Fourth-place||Total top four|
|11 (1991, 1995, 1998*, 2000, 2002*, 2004, 2006*, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)||–||1 (2008)||1 (2012)||13|
|2 (2008*, 2012*)||1 (2010)||–||–||3|
|–||5 (1995, 2000*, 2008, 2012, 2018)||2 (2006, 2010*)||3 (2002, 2014, 2016)||10|
|–||4 (1991, 2004, 2014, 2016*)||3 (2002, 2012, 2018)||4 (1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)||11|
|–||3 (1998, 2002, 2006)||4 (1995**, 2000, 2004, 2016)||–||7|
|Player||Country||Year of Tournament||Number of goals||Ref|
|Mercy Akide||2000||7 goals|
|Perpetua Nkwocha||2002||4 goals|
|Perpetua Nkwocha||2004||9 goals|
|Perpetua Nkwocha||2006||7 goals|
| Genoveva Añonma |
|Perpetua Nkwocha||2010||11 goals|
|Genoveva Añonma||2012||6 goals|
|Desire Oparanozie||2014||5 goals|
|Asisat Oshoala||2016||6 goals|
|Thembi Kgatlana||2018||5 goals|
|Player||Country||Year of Tournament||Ref|
|Total (26 Teams)||4||6||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8||8|
|3 times||1998, 2002, 2006|
|2000, 2004, 2010|
|2 times||2008, 2012|
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