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2004 African Cup of Nations
The 2004 African Cup of Nations, known as the NOKIA African Cup of Nations, Tunisia 2004 for sponsorship reasons (also referred to as AFCON 2004 or CAN 2004), was the 24th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
2004 African Cup of Nations
2004 NOKIA African Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2004
كأس أمم إفريقيا 2004

African Cup of Nations 2004 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryTunisia
Dates24 January – 14 February
Teams16
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions
 Tunisia (1st title)
Runners-up
 Morocco
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place
 Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored88 (2.75 per match)
Attendance553,500 (17,297 per match)
Top scorer(s)
Frédéric Kanouté
Patrick Mboma
Jay-Jay Okocha
Francileudo Santos
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Jay-Jay Okocha
2002
2006
The tournament was instead hosted by Tunisia.[1]Tunisia won their first title after defeating one-time champions Morocco 2–1 in the final.[2]Nigeria finished third after beating Mali 2–1 in the third place play-off. As champions, Tunisia qualified for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany. Tournament defending champions Cameroon eliminated in the quarter-finals after failing to win their match against Nigeria.
Host selection
Bids :
The organization of the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Tunisia on 4 September 2000 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt.[3] Voters had a choice between four countries : Malawi and Zambia (joint bid), Tunisia and Zimbabwe.
Benin and Togo were both also candidates at the start (joint bid) but withdrew on 4 September 2000 before the meeting.
This edition was awarded to Tunisia which represented Africa in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France by taking the majority of the votes of the CAF Executive Committee members which are 13 after its impressive success in the 1994 edition.
This is the third time that Tunisia has hosted the African Cup after 1965 and 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.
Results
Nation(s)Votes
Tunisia9
Zimbabwe3
Malawi / Zambia1
Benin / TogoWithdrew
Total votes13
Sponsorship
On September 20, 2003 in Tunis, Nokia acquired from CAF the right to be the “title sponsor” of the 24th edition,[4] which is therefore officially called NOKIA Africa Cup of Nations, Tunisia 2004.[5]
Sponsors list[6]
Title sponsorOfficial sponsorsRegional sponsors
Mascot
To choose the tournament mascot, the organizing committee is launching a competition open to the entire Tunisian population. The only rules imposed, this mascot must be an eagle and must represent football, Africa and Tunisia.
Of the fifty or so proposals submitted to the committee, it is the work of Malek Khalfallah that is retained. It is an eagle, which the author baptized Nçayir. The colors of its equipment, red and white, refer to the colors of the Tunisian flag.[7]
I sent my proposal by post without even giving my phone number. I just wanted to participate. And one day someone knocks on the door telling me that I must urgently call a number. To my surprise I learned that it was my first mascot proposal that won the competition! I then had to modify some details requested by the organizing committee.
— Malek Khalfallah
Match ball
The official ball for the 2004 African Cup of Nations is the Adidas Fevernova. Designed two years earlier by Adidas for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the ball was reused during 2004 African Cup of Nations.[8]
Qualification
  Failed to qualify
  Withdrew or did not enter
  Not part of CAF
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Main article: 2004 African Cup of Nations qualification
The 49 nations registered for the competition are divided into thirteen groups: ten groups of four teams and three groups of three teams. The selections of Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Djibouti forfeit before the start of qualifying.
The first of each group qualify for the final tournament in Tunisia, as well as the best of the second. Cameroon, as defending champion, and Tunisia, as host country, are automatically qualified for the final phase of the competition.[9]
First participation
Benin and Rwanda manage to qualify for the AFCON for the first final phase of their history, after finishing at the top of their group in the qualifiers in front of two former African champions, Sudan and Ghana.[10][11]
Zimbabwe do the same after finishing first in the finalists in all qualifying groups.
Qualified teams
The following sixteen teams qualified for the tournament.
TeamMethod of qualificationFinals appearanceLast appearancePrevious best performanceFIFA ranking at start of event
 Tunisia
Hosts11th2002Runners-up (1965, 1996)45
 Cameroon
Holders13th2002Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002)14
 NigeriaGroup 1 winners13th2002Winners (1980 et 1994)35
 Guinea
Group 2 winners7th1998Runners-up (1976)102
 Benin
Group 3 winners1stNoneDebut123
 Burkina Faso
Group 4 winners6th2002Fourth place (1998)72
 Kenya
Group 5 winners5th1992Group stage (1972, 1988, 1990, 1992)76
 Mali
Group 6 winners4th2002Runners-up (1972)51
 Morocco
Group 7 winners11th2002Winners (1976)38
 Senegal
Group 8 winners9th2002Runners-up (2002)33
 DR Congo
Group 9 winners14th2002Winners (1968, 1974)54
 Egypt
Group 10 winners19th2002Winners (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998)32
 South Africa
Group 11 winners5th2002Winners (1996)36
 Algeria
Group 12 winners13th2002Winners (1990)63
 Rwanda
Group 13 winners1stNoneDebut109
 ZimbabweGroup 14 winners1stNoneDebut49
Venues
The six cities selected to host the event are coastal.[12]
RadèsTunisMonastir
Stade Olympique de RadèsStade El MenzahStade Mustapha Ben Jannet
Capacity: 60,000[13]Capacity: 45,000[14]Capacity: 22,000[15]
SousseBizerteSfax
Stade Olympique de SousseStade 15 OctobreStade Taïeb El Mhiri
Capacity: 28,000[16]Capacity: 20,000[17]Capacity: 22,000[18]
Match officials
The following referees were chosen for the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.
Referees
Squads
Further information: 2004 African Cup of Nations squads
As is the case in all versions of the African Cup of Nations, each team participating in the tournament must consist of 23 players (including three goalkeepers). Participating national teams must confirm the final list of 23 players no later than ten days before the start of the tournament. In the event that a player suffers an injury which prevents him from participating in the tournament, his team has the right to replace him with another player at any time up to 24 hours before the team's first game.
Format
Only the hosts received an automatic qualification spot; the other 15 teams qualified through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams each. The teams in each group played a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams from each group advanced to the quarter-finals. The quarter-final winners advanced to the semi-finals. The semi-final losers played in a third place match, while the semi-final winners played in the final.
Draw
The draw took place on 20 september 2003 in Tunis.[19][20][21] In parentheses, the FIFA World Rankings as of January 14, 2004.[22]
Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4
 Tunisia (45) (hosts)
 Cameroon (14) (title holders)
 Nigeria (35)
 Senegal (33)
 Algeria (63)
 South Africa (36)
 Egypt (32)
 DR Congo (54)
 Morocco (38)
 Burkina Faso (72)
 Mali (51)
 Guinea (102)
 Kenya (76)
 Rwanda (109)
 Benin (123)
 Zimbabwe (49)
Group stage
Teams highlighted in green progress to the quarter-finals.[23]
All times local: CET (UTC+1)
Tiebreakers
Teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria were applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 74):[24]
  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams were tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams were still tied, all head-to-head criteria above were reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Drawing of lots.
Group A
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1
 Tunisia
321062+47Advance to knockout stage
2
 Guinea
312043+15
3
 Rwanda
31113304
4
 DR Congo
300316−50
24 January 2004
19:30
Tunisia 
2–1
 Rwanda
Jaziri 27'
Santos 57'
Elias 41'
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Raphaël Evehe Divine (Cameroon)
25 January 2004
14:00
DR Congo 
1–2
 Guinea
Masudi 35'
T. Camara 68'
Feindouno 81'
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Abubakar Sharaf (Ivory Coast)
28 January 2004
14:00
Rwanda 
1–1
 Guinea
K. Kamanzi 90+3'T. Camara 49'
Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)
28 January 2004
16:15
Tunisia 
3–0
 DR Congo
Santos 55', 87'
Braham 65'
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)
1 February 2004
14:00
Tunisia 
1–1
 Guinea
Ben Achour 58'T. Camara 84'
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Hailemalek Tessama (Ethiopia)
1 February 2004
14:00
Rwanda 
1–0
 DR Congo
Makasi 74'
Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte
Attendance: 700
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)
Group B
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1
 Mali
321073+47Advance to knockout stage
2
 Senegal
312041+35
3
 Kenya
310246−23
4
 Burkina Faso
301216−51
26 January 2004
14:00
Kenya 
1–3
 Mali
Mulama 58'Sissoko 28'
Kanouté 63', 81'
Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hailemalak Tessema (Ethiopia)
26 January 2004
19:00
Senegal 
0–0
 Burkina Faso
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)
30 January 2004
14:00
Senegal 
3–0
 Kenya
Niang 4', 31'
P. B. Diop 19'
Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
30 January 2004
19:00
Burkina Faso 
1–3
 Mali
Minoungou 50'Kanouté 34'
Diarra 37'
S. Coulibaly 78'
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Abdel Hakim Shelmani (Libya)
2 February 2004
14:00
Senegal 
1–1
 Mali
Beye 45+2'D. Traoré 34'
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 7,550
Referee: Raphaël Evehe Divine (Cameroon)
2 February 2004
14:00
Burkina Faso 
0–3
 Kenya
Ake 51'
Oliech 64'
Baraza 83'
Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte
Attendance: 4,550
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)
Group C
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1
 Morocco
321061+57Advance to knockout stage
2 Nigeria320162+46
3
 South Africa
311135−24
4
 Benin
300318−70
25 January 2004
16:30
Zimbabwe 1–2
 Egypt
P. Ndlovu 46'T. Abdel Hamid 58'
Barakat 63'
Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Lassina Paré (Burkina Faso)
25 January 2004
19:00
Cameroon 
1–1
 Algeria
M'Boma 43'Zafour 52'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
29 January 2004
16:30
Cameroon 
5–3 Zimbabwe
M'Boma 31', 44', 65'
M'Bami 40', 67'
P. Ndlovu 8', 47' (pen.)
Nyandoro 89'
Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abubakar Sharaf (Ivory Coast)
29 January 2004
19:00
Algeria 
2–1
 Egypt
Mamouni 13'
Achiou 86'
Belal 25'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)
3 February 2004
14:00
Cameroon 
0–0
 Egypt
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
3 February 2004
14:00
Algeria 
1–2 Zimbabwe
Achiou 73'
A. Ndlovu 65'
Lupahla 71'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)
Group D
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1
 Cameroon
312064+25Advance to knockout stage
2
 Algeria
31114404
3
 Egypt
31113304
4 Zimbabwe310268−23
27 January 2004
14:00
Nigeria 0–1
 Morocco
Hadji 77'
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)
27 January 2004
18:00
South Africa 
2–0
 Benin
Nomvethe 58', 76'
Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)
31 January 2004
14:00
Nigeria 4–0
 South Africa
Yobo 4'
Okocha 64' (pen.)
Odemwingie 81', 83'
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
31 January 2004
18:00
Morocco 
4–0
 Benin
Chamakh 17'
Adjamossi 73' (o.g.)
Ouaddou 75'
El Karkouri 80'
Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)
4 February 2004
18:00
Morocco 
1–1
 South Africa
Safri 38' (pen.)Mayo 29'
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)
4 February 2004
18:00
Nigeria 2–1
 Benin
Lawal 35'
Utaka 76'
Latoundji 90'
Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
Knockout stage
 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
           
 7 February – Radès
 
 
 Tunisia
1
 11 February – Radès
 
 Senegal
0
 
 Tunisia (p)
1 (5)
 8 February – Monastir
  Nigeria1 (3)
 
 Cameroon
1
 14 February – Radès
  Nigeria2
 
 Tunisia
2
 8 February – Sfax
 
 Morocco
1
 
 Morocco (a.e.t.)
3
 11 February – Sousse
 
 Algeria
1
 
 Morocco
4
 7 February – Tunis
 
 Mali
0Third place
 
 Mali
2
 13 February – Monastir
 
 Guinea
1
  Nigeria2
 
 
 Mali
1
 
Quarter-finals
7 February 2004
14:00
Mali 
2–1
 Guinea
Kanouté 45'
Diarra 90'
Feindouno 15'
Stade El Menzah, Tunis
Attendance: 1,450
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
7 February 2004
17:00
Tunisia 
1–0
 Senegal
Mnari 65'
Stade Olympique de Radès, Rades
Attendance: 57,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
8 February 2004
14:00
Cameroon 
1–2 Nigeria
Eto'o 42'
Okocha 45'
Utaka 73'
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir
Attendance: 14,750
Referee: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)
8 February 2004
17:00
Morocco 
3–1 (a.e.t.)
 Algeria
Chamakh 90'
Hadji 113'
Zairi 120'
Cherrad 84'
Stade Taïeb El Mhiri, Sfax
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Abdel Hakim Shelmani (Libya)
Semi-finals
11 February 2004
16:00
Tunisia 
1–1 (a.e.t.) Nigeria
Badra 82'ReportOkocha 67'
Penalties
Badra
Santos
Mhedhebi
Ben Achour
Haggui
5–3Utaka
Odemwingie
Yobo
Udeze
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 56,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
11 February 2004
19:00
Morocco 
4–0
 Mali
Mokhtari 44', 58'
Hadji 80'
Baha 90+1'
Report
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abubakar Sharaf (Ivory Coast)
Third place match
13 February 2004
20:00
Nigeria 2–1
 Mali
Okocha 16'
Odemwingie 52'
Abouta 70'
Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)
Final
Main article: 2004 African Cup of Nations Final
14 February 2004
14:30
Tunisia 
2–1
 Morocco
Santos 5'
Jaziri 52'
Mokhtari 38'
Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
Champions 

Tunisia
First title
Statistics
Goalscorers
There were 88 goals scored in 32 matches, for an average of 2.75 goals per match.[25][26]
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal
Anicet Adjamossi (Against Morocco)
Tournament team rankings
As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.
  Champion
  Runner-up
  Third place
  Fourth place
  Quarter-finals
  Group stage
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
1
 Tunisia (H)
6510104+616Champions
2
 Morocco
6411144+1013Runner-up
3 Nigeria6402115+612Third place
4
 Mali
63121010010Fourth place
5
 Senegal
412142+25Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6
 Cameroon
412176+15
7
 Guinea
41125504
8
 Algeria
311157−24
9
 Rwanda
31113304Eliminated in
Group stage
10
 Egypt
31113304
11
 South Africa
311135−24
12
 Kenya
411268−24
13 Zimbabwe411246−24
14
 Burkina Faso
301216−51
15
 DR Congo
300316−50
16
 Benin
300318−70
Source: RSSSF
(H) Host.
Awards
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:
Man of the Competition
Jay-Jay Okocha[27]
Top Scorer
Francileudo Santos[28]
(4 goals)
CAF AFCON Team of the Tournament
Source:[29]
GoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Vincent Enyeama
Walid Regragui
Khaled Badra
Abdeslam Ouaddou
Timothée Atouba
Karim Ziani
Riadh Bouazizi
Jay-Jay Okocha
John Utaka
Frédéric Kanouté
Francileudo Santos

Media
Broadcasting
TerritoryChannelRef
 Tunisia
Tunis 7[6]
 France
Canal+
MENA
ART
 Sub-Saharan AfricaLC 2 International
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