Football at the African Games

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Football at the African Games
Football pictogram.svg
Founded1965
Region CAF (Africa)
Number of teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Current championsM:Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal (1st title)
W:Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana (1st title)
Most successful team(s)M:Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon (4 titles)
W:Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (2 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg Football at the 2019 African Games

The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the African Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003. Since 1991, age limit for men teams is under-23, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

African Games African multi-sport event

The African Games, formally known as the All-Africa Games or the Pan African Games, are a continental multi-sport event held every four years, organized by the African Union (AU) with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC).

1991 All-Africa Games fifth edition of the All-Africa Games

The 5th All-Africa Games were held from September 20 to October 1, 1991, in Cairo, Egypt. Forty-three countries participated in eighteen sports.

Contents

Men's tournament

Summaries

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold MedalScoreSilver MedalBronze MedalScoreFourth Place
1965
Details
Brazzaville, Congo Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
00
after two extra time
(72)
match won by corner kicks obtained
Flag of Mali.svg
Mali
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg
Ivory Coast
10Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
1969 Bamako, Mali Disrupted by military coupDisrupted by military coup
1973
Details
Lagos, Nigeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
20Flag of Guinea.svg
Guinea
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg
Egypt
21Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
1978
Details
Algiers, Algeria Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
10Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
10Flag of Malawi.svg
Malawi
1987
Details
Nairobi, Kenya Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
10Flag of Kenya.svg
Kenya
Flag of Malawi.svg
Malawi
31Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
1991
Details
Cairo, Egypt Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
10Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunisia
Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
30Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
1995
Details
Harare, Zimbabwe Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
31Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
11
(41)
on penalties
Flag of Guinea.svg
Guinea
1999
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
00
(43)
on penalties
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
20Flag of Uganda.svg
Uganda
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
20Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
22
(41)
on penalties
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
10Flag of Guinea.svg
Guinea
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunisia
10Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
11
(42)

on penalties
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
11
(54)
on penalties
Flag of Senegal.svg
Senegal
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo Flag of Senegal.svg
Senegal
10Flag of Burkina Faso.svg
Burkina Faso
Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
00
(53)
on penalties
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Congo
2019
Details
Rabat, Morocco

*Under-23 tournament since 1991.

Performances by countries for men

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth place
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 4 (1991, 1999, 2003, 2007)1 (2011)1 (1987)
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2 (1987, 1995)1 (1973)
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1 (1973)2 (1978, 2003)3 (1991, 1995, 2015)
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1 (2011)2 (1978, 2003)1 (1973)
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1 (1978)1 (1965)
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 1 (1965)1 (2015)
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1 (2015)1 (2011)
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 2 (1973, 2007)1 (1995)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1 (2011)1 (1999)
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1 (1991)1 (2007)
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 1 (2015)
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 1 (1999)2 (2003, 2007)
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1 (1987)1 (1991)
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 1 (1987)
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1 (1965)
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 1 (1978)1 (1987)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1 (1965)
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 1 (1999)

Participating nations

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 1965 73 78 87 91 95 99 2003 07 11 15 Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 4Y1YYYY7
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Y22
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Y4111137
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 1YY44
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo Y1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 3YY3
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 3w/o1Y1YY7
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 433Y1Y6
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 2423
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 21
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya dq1
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar YY2
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 432
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 2YYY4
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius YYY3
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Y1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1233236
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal YY414
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3YY24
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Y1
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania Y1
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Y1
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Y233
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda YY4Y4
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Y2444
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 42Y3
Total nations88888888867

Women's tournament

Summaries

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold MedalScoreSilver MedalBronze MedalScoreFourth Place
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
10Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
10Flag of Mali.svg
Mali
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
40Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
31Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
10Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
30Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana
10Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg
Ivory Coast
21Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2019
Details
Rabat, Morocco

Performances by countries for women

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth place
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2 (2003, 2007)1 (2015)
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 1 (2011)1 (2015)1 (2003)
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1 (2015)1 (2011)1 (2007)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2 (2003, 2007)1 (2011)
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1 (2011)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1 (2015)
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 1 (2003)

Participating nations

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2003 07 11 15 Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Y433
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 3123
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo Y1
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo Y1
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia YY2
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3213
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Y1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 31
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 41
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Y1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1143
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Y1
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 224Y4
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania YY2
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe YY2
Total nations8687

Medal table

Overall

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)5128
2Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)3238
3Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)2136
4Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)2013
5Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)1012
6Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo  (CGO)1001
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)1001
8Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0314
9Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea  (GUI)0202
10Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)0112
11Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)0101
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)0101
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali  (MLI)0101
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia  (ZAM)0101
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe  (ZIM)0101
16Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)0022
17Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi  (MAW)0011
Totals (17 nations)15151545

Men

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 4015
2Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 2013
3Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1236
4Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1023
5Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1001
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 1001
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 1001
8Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 0202
9Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0112
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 0112
11Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso 0101
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 0101
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 0101
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 0101
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 0101
16Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 0011
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 0011
Totals (17 nations)11111133

Women

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2002
2Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 1113
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1113
4Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0202
5Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0011
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 0011
Totals (6 nations)44412

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