Football at the African Games

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Football at the African Games
Founded 1965
Region CAF (Africa)
Number of teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Current championsM:  Ghana (1st title)
W:  Cameroon (1st title)
Most successful team(s)M:  Cameroon (4 titles)
W:  Nigeria (2 titles)
Football at the 2015 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.

Contents

Men's tournament

Summaries

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold MedalScoreSilver MedalBronze MedalScoreFourth Place
1965
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Congo
00
after two extra time
(72)
match won by corner kicks obtained

Mali

Ivory Coast
10
Algeria
1969 Bamako, Mali Disrupted by military coupDisrupted by military coup
1973
Details
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria
20
Guinea

Egypt
21
Ghana
1978
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Algeria
10
Nigeria

Ghana
10
Malawi
1987
Details
Nairobi, Kenya
Egypt
10
Kenya

Malawi
31
Cameroon
1991
Details
Cairo, Egypt
Cameroon
10
Tunisia

Nigeria
30
Zimbabwe
1995
Details
Harare, Zimbabwe
Egypt
31
Zimbabwe

Nigeria
11
(41)
on penalties

Guinea
1999
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cameroon
00
(43)
on penalties

Zambia

South Africa
20
Uganda
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria
Cameroon
20
Nigeria

Ghana
22
(41)
on penalties

Zambia
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Cameroon
10
Guinea

Tunisia
10
Zambia
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique
Ghana
11
(42)

on penalties

South Africa

Cameroon
11
(54)
on penalties

Senegal
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Senegal
10
Burkina Faso

Nigeria
00
(53)
on penalties

Congo

*Under-23 tournament since 1991.

Performances by countries for men

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

Participating nations

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

Nation 65 73 78 87 91 95 99 03 07 11 15 Years
  Algeria 4Y1YYYY7
  Burkina Faso Y22
  Cameroon Y4111137
  Congo 1YY44
  DR Congo Y1
  Ivory Coast 3YY3
  Egypt 3w/o1Y1YY7
  Ghana 433Y1Y6
  Guinea 2423
  Kenya 21
  Libya dq1
  Madagascar YY2
  Malawi 432
  Mali 2YYY4
  Mauritius YYY3
  Mozambique Y1
  Nigeria 1233236
  Senegal YY414
  South Africa 3YY24
  Sudan Y1
  Tanzania Y1
  Togo Y1
  Tunisia Y233
  Uganda YY4Y4
  Zambia Y2444
  Zimbabwe 42Y3
Total nations88888888867

Women's tournament

Summaries

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold MedalScoreSilver MedalBronze MedalScoreFourth Place
2003
Details
Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria
10
South Africa

Cameroon
10
Mali
2007
Details
Algiers, Algeria
Nigeria
40
South Africa

Ghana
31
Algeria
2011
Details
Maputo, Mozambique
Cameroon
10
Ghana

Algeria
30
South Africa
2015
Details
Brazzaville, Congo
Ghana
10
Cameroon

Ivory Coast
21
Nigeria

Performances by countries for women

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth place
  Nigeria 2 (2003, 2007)1 (2015)
  Cameroon 1 (2011)1 (2015)1 (2003)
  Ghana 1 (2015)1 (2011)1 (2007)
  South Africa 2 (2003, 2007)1 (2011)
  Algeria 1 (2011)
  Ivory Coast 1 (2015)
  Mali 1 (2003)

Participating nations

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

Nation 03 07 11 15 Years
  Algeria Y433
  Cameroon 3123
  Congo Y1
  DR Congo Y1
  Ethiopia YY2
  Ghana 3213
  Guinea Y1
  Ivory Coast 31
  Mali 41
  Mozambique Y1
  Nigeria 1143
  Senegal Y1
  South Africa 224Y4
  Tanzania YY2
  Zimbabwe YY2
Total nations8687

Medal table

Overall

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

Men

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

Women

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria 2002
2  Cameroon 1113
  Ghana 1113
4  South Africa 0202
5  Algeria 0011
  Ivory Coast 0011
Totals (6 nations)44412