CSSA Nations Cup


Also known as West African Nations Cup or "Zone 3" Championship. held from 1982 to 1987 (not in 1985), but discontinued. Ghana won all editions, and indeed never lost a single match among the 25 they played. Upper Volta became Burkina Faso in 1984.

The tournament was unsuccessfully revived in 2001 as WAFU Championship; in 2005 a "WAFU Laurent Gbagbo West African Unity Cup" was organised between four of the better teams of the region, apparently as an invitational tournament so not a proper successor of the tournament of the eighties.

In 2007 and 2008 a tournament was organised for the member countries of the Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA), corresponding to most of the traditional participants (but not including Ghana or Nigeria) in the eighties plus Mali and Guinea Bissau.

In 2008, the WAFU (or in French, UFOA, for Union des Fédérations Ouest-Africaines de football) organised an U-20 tournament in Nigeria.


Palmares

year winner        runners-up    third         fourth            venue
1982 Ghana         Togo          Upper Volta   Ivory Coast       Benin
1983 Ghana         Togo          Ivory Coast   Liberia           Ivory Coast
1984 Ghana         Togo          Ivory Coast   Burkina Faso      Burkina Faso
1985     not held
1986 Ghana         Togo          Niger         Burkina Faso      Ghana
1987 Ghana         Liberia       Nigeria       Togo              Liberia
1988-00  not held
                      
2001     cancelled
2005 Mali          Nigeria       Senegal       Ivory Coast       Mali
2007 Ivory Coast   Niger                                         Burkina Faso
2008 Ivory Coast   Mali                                          Mali
2009 Senegal       Niger                                         Benin

Benin, February 1982


Group 1
13- 2-1982 Benin        0-4 Ghana  
15- 2-1982 Ghana        5-5 Ivory Coast
           Benin        2-0 Niger
17- 2-1982 Ghana        2-2 Niger
           Benin        3-3 Ivory Coast
19- 2-1982 Ivory Coast  1-1 Niger

 1.Ghana                3  1  2  0 11- 7  4
 2.Ivory Coast          3  0  3  0  9- 9  3
 3.Benin                3  1  1  1  4- 6  3
 4.Niger                3  0  2  1  3- 5  2

Group 2
13- 2-1982 Togo         1-0 Liberia
15- 2-1982 Upper Volta  2-1 Liberia
17- 2-1982 Togo         2-1 Upper Volta 
 
 1.Togo                 2  2  0  0  3- 1  4
 2.Upper Volta          2  1  0  1  3- 3  2
 3.Liberia              2  0  0  2  1- 3  0
   Nigeria              withdrew

Semifinals
19- 2-1982 Ghana        1-0 Upper Volta 
21- 2-1982 Togo         1-1 Ivory Coast           [5-3 pen]

Third Place Match
22- 2-1982 Upper Volta  1-1 Ivory Coast           [Upper Volta on pen]

Final
23- 2-1982 Ghana        2-1 Togo

Ivory Coast, September/October 1983


Group Stage
25- 9-1983 Liberia      0-0 Ivory Coast
27- 9-1983 Ghana        1-1 Togo
28- 9-1983 Ghana        1-0 Liberia
           Togo         0-3 Ivory Coast
30- 9-1983 Ghana        2-0 Ivory Coast
           Togo         4-0 Liberia

 1.Ghana                3  2  1  0  4- 1  5
 2.Togo                 3  1  1  1  5- 4  3
 3.Ivory Coast          3  1  1  1  3- 2  3
 4.Liberia              3  0  1  2  0- 5  1

Third Place Match
 2-10-1983 Ivory Coast  2-1 Liberia

Final
 2-10-1983 Ghana        3-1 Togo

Burkina Faso, November 1984


Group Stage
17-11-1984 Burkina Faso 1-1 Togo
18-11-1984 Ghana        2-0 Ivory Coast
20-11-1984 Burkina Faso 2-2 Ivory Coast
21-11-1984 Ghana        2-2 Togo
22-11-1984 Burkina Faso 2-1 Benin
23-11-1984 Ivory Coast  1-1 Togo
24-11-1984 Burkina Faso 1-1 Ghana
           Ivory Coast  2-1 Benin
25-11-1984 Togo         2-0 Benin
27-11-1984 Ghana        3-1 Benin

 1.Ghana                4  2  2  0  8- 4  6
 2.Togo                 4  1  3  0  6- 4  5
 3.Burkina Faso         4  1  3  0  6- 5  5
 4.Ivory Coast          4  1  2  1  5- 6  4
 5.Benin                4  0  0  4  3- 9  0

Third Place Match
28-11-1984 Ivory Coast  2-0 Burkina Faso

Final
28-11-1984 Ghana        1-1 Togo                  [4-3 pen]
             [John Bannerman 57; Souleyman 2]

Ghana, February/March 1986


Group Stage
23- 2-1986 Liberia      0-1 Burkina Faso
24- 2-1986 Ghana        2-0 Niger
           Togo         1-0 Burkina Faso
25- 2-1986 Ghana        2-2 Togo
           Liberia      3-0 Niger
26- 2-1986 Ghana        3-0 Liberia
           Burkina Faso 0-0 Niger
27- 2-1986 Ghana        2-0 Burkina Faso
           Togo         1-0 Liberia
28- 2-1986 Togo         1-3 Niger

 1.Ghana                4  3  1  0  9- 2  7
 2.Togo                 4  2  1  1  5- 5  5
 3.Burkina Faso         4  1  1  2  1- 3  3
 4.Niger                4  1  1  2  3- 6  3
 5.Liberia              4  1  0  3  3- 5  2

Semifinals
 1- 3-1986 Ghana        2-0 Burkina Faso
           Togo         3-1 Niger

Third Place Match
 2- 3-1986 Niger        2-1 Burkina Faso

Final
 2- 3-1986 Ghana        1-0 Togo

Liberia, January/February 1987


Group 1
30- 1-1987 Liberia      2-0 Nigeria
 1- 2-1987 Liberia      2-0 Burkina Faso
           Benin        1-1 Nigeria
 3- 2-1987 Liberia      0-0 Benin
           Nigeria      3-0 Burkina Faso
 5- 2-1987 Burkina Faso 3-2 Benin

 1.Liberia              3  2  1  0  4- 0  5
 2.Nigeria              3  1  1  1  4- 3  3
 3.Benin                3  0  2  1  3- 4  2
 4.Burkina Faso         3  1  0  2  3- 7  2

Group 2
31- 1-1987 Ghana        2-0 Ivory Coast
           Togo         1-0 Niger
 2- 2-1987 Ghana        4-0 Niger
           Togo         1-0 Ivory Coast
 4- 2-1987 Ghana        3-0 Togo
           Ivory Coast  1-0 Niger

 1.Ghana                3  3  0  0  9- 0  6
 2.Togo                 3  2  0  1  2- 3  4
 3.Ivory Coast          3  1  0  2  1- 3  2
 4.Niger                3  0  0  3  0- 6  0

Semifinals
 6- 2-1987 Ghana        3-1 Nigeria
           Liberia      3-0 Togo   

Third Place Match
 8- 2-1987 Nigeria      3-1 Togo

Final
 8- 2-1987 Ghana        2-1 Liberia

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