2012 African Women's Championship

2012 African Women's Football Championship
Tournament details
Host country Equatorial Guinea
Dates 28 October – 11 November 2012
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Equatorial Guinea (2nd title)
Runners-up South Africa
Third place Cameroon
Fourth place Nigeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 47 (3.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Genoveva Añonma
(6 goals)

The 2012 Women's African Football Championship was a football competition, which was organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The final tournament was held in from 28 October to 11 November in Equatorial Guinea.[1]

Qualification

A total of 24 national teams entered qualification which was held over two rounds. In the preliminary round, 20 nations were drawn in pairs. The ten winners joined the four semifinalists of the 2010 Women's African Football Championship in the first round, where the seven winners qualified for the finals.[2]

Preliminary round

The preliminary round was held on 13–15 January 2012 (first leg) and 27–29 January 2012 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
4–6 Ethiopia 4–2 0–4
2–7 Tanzania 0–2 2–5
10–1 Guinea 5–1 5–0
w/o1 Mozambique
9–4 Malawi 7–0 2–4
2–2 (5–3 pen) Tunisia 2–0 0–2
w/o2 Burundi
1–3 Zimbabwe 0–1 1–2
1–5 DR Congo 1–1 0–4
0–8 Ghana 0–3 0–5
Notes
  • Note 1: Mozambique advanced to the first round after Kenya withdrew.[3]
  • Note 2: Senegal advanced to the first round after Burundi withdrew.[4]

First round

The first round was held on 25–27 May 2012 (first leg) and 15–17 June 2012 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
3–1 Tanzania 2–1 1–0
12–0 Mozambique 7–0 5–0
2–6 South Africa 1–4 1–2
0–0 (4–5 p) Senegal 0–0 0–0
0–6 Nigeria 0–2 0–4
w/o1 Equatorial Guinea
2–2 (8–9 p) Cameroon 1–1 1–1
Notes
  • Note 1: Match has been called off. DR Congo advanced to the final tournament, as Equatorial Guinea is qualified as hosts.

Final tournament

The seven first round winners will join the hosts in the finals. Equatorial Guinea was put in Group A as hosts, while Nigeria as winners of 2010 edition was put into Group B. The draw was held on 17 July 2012.[5]

If two or more teams in the group stage are tied on points tie-breakers are in order:[6]

  1. Points in head to head matches between tied teams
  2. Goal difference in head to head matches between tied teams
  3. Goals scored in head to head matches between tied teams
  4. Goal difference in all group matches
  5. Goals scored in all group matches
  6. Fair play conduct
  7. Drawing of lots

All times are WAT (UTC+1)

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Equatorial Guinea 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9
South Africa 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
DR Congo 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 3
Senegal 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
28 October 2012
14:30
1 – 0 South Africa
 33' Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)
28 October 2012
17:30
0 – 1 DR Congo
Report pen.)
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Referee: Amegee Aissatta (Togo)

31 October 2012
14:30
1 – 0 Senegal
 70' Report
31 October 2012
17:30
6 – 0 DR Congo
 25'66'73'
o.g.)
 63'
 86'
Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Referee: Christine Ziga (Ghana)

3 November 2012
17:30
5 – 0 Senegal
 5'14'
 15'
 47'
 72'
Report
3 November 2012
17:30
4 – 1 DR Congo
 3'
 10'48'57'
Report  88'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nigeria 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
Cameroon 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
Ethiopia 3 0 1 2 0 8 −8 1
29 October 2012
14:30
2 – 1 Cameroon
 45+1'
 86'
Report pen.)
29 October 2012
17:30
5 – 0 Ethiopia
 1'9'68'
 51'
 53'
Report

1 November 2012
14:30
4 – 1 Ivory Coast
 11'25'
 62'
 88'
Report  18'
1 November 2012
17:30
0 – 3 Nigeria
Report  26'
 64'
 66'

4 November 2012
17:30
3 – 1 Ivory Coast
 9'
 39'
 75'
Report  82'
4 November 2012
17:30
0 – 0 Ethiopia
Report

Knockout Stages

Knockout Map

Semi-finals Final
7 November 2012
 Equatorial Guinea  2  
 Cameroon  0  
 
11 November 2012
     Equatorial Guinea  4
   South Africa  0
Third place
7 November 2012 11 November 2012
 Nigeria  0  Cameroon  1
 South Africa  1    Nigeria  0

All times are WAT (UTC+1)

Semifinals

7 November 2012
14:30
2 – 0 Cameroon
 7'
 40'
Report
7 November 2012
17:30
0 – 1 South Africa
Report  23'

Third place play-off

11 November 2012
14:30
1 – 0 Nigeria
 31' Report

Final

11 November 2012
17:30
4 – 0 South Africa
 43'72'
 66'
 70'
Report
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
Attendance: 20 000

Goalscorers

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References and notes

  1. ^ "Women's round-up: January 2012". FIFA. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIXTURES VIIITH AFRICAN WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP-2012". Confédération Africaine de Football. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kenyan women's soccer team lose out on African qualifier". michezoafrika.com. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Road to 2012 Women Championship Finals Begins". allafrica.com. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "8th African Women Championship final draw completed in Cairo". CAF. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012 Regulations". CAF. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

External links

  • Official website
  • BBC ;Results & Fixtures
  • Results at soccerway.com
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