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1996 African Cup of Nations

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1996 January 13 South Africa 3 Cameroon 0 African Nations Cup

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1996 February 3 South Africa 2 Tunisia 0 African Nations Cup

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South Africa v Tunisia African Nations Cup Final 1996

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Ivory Coast Vs Ghana 1996 African Cup of Nations

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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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