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1996 African Cup of Nations


1996 January 13 South Africa 3 Cameroon 0 African Nations Cup


1996 February 3 South Africa 2 Tunisia 0 African Nations Cup


South Africa v Tunisia African Nations Cup Final 1996


Ivory Coast Vs Ghana 1996 African Cup of Nations


Abedi Pele & Tony Yeboah 1996 African Cup of Nations

The 1996 Africa Cup of Nations was the 20th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by South Africa, who replaced original hosts Kenya. The field expanded for the first time to sixteen teams, split into four groups of four; the top two teams in each group advancing to the quarterfinals. However, Nigeria withdrew from the tournament at the final moment under pressure from then-dictator Sani Abacha, reducing the field to fifteen. South Africa won its first championship, beating Tunisia in the final 2−0.
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