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Though Nigeria was the holder, Ghana emerged as champions of the African Cup of Nations in the 1982 tournament that was hosted by Libya.
This 13th edition of the competition made it the fourth AFCON title win for the Black Stars after beating the host nation on penalty kicks 7−6 following a 1−1 draw at full time.
- Champions: Ghana
- Runners-up: Libya
- Third place: Zambia
- Fourth place: Algeria
AFCON’s 1982 top scorer was Ghana’s George Alhassan with 4 goals, while the Best player Award went to Libya’s Fawzi Al-Issawi.
See the eight teams that took part in the 1982 AFCON between the 5th to 19th of March.
Teams in the 1982 AFCON?
Nigeria 1982 AFCON Results
|Nigeria vs Ethiopia (Group stage)||3-0 win|
|Algeria vs Nigeria (Group stage)||2-1 win|
|Zambia vs Nigeria (Group stage)||3-0 loss|
1982 AFCON Nigeria Squad
|Sylvanus Okpala||Enugu Rangers ()|
|Richard Owubokiri||ACB Lagos (Nigeria)|
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