Invitational tournament between four of the strongest West African teams; may be seen as a continuation (after an interruption of close to 20 years) of the West African Nations Cup or "Zone 3" Championship, held from 1982 to 1987, or as a precursor of the WAFU Nations Cup held since 2010.
Tournament held in Bamako, Mali between top-4 teams of the region; no qualifying organised. Teams were not full international sides but consisted of players from the domestic leagues. [Feb 24] Nigeria 1-0 Senegal [aet] [Isaac Promise 93] Mali 2-1 Ivory Coast [Lassine Berthé 49, Adama Sidibé 72; Soro Taina 39] Third Place Match [Feb 27, stade Modibo Keita] Senegal 1-0 Ivory Coast [M’Baye Médoune 78] Final [Feb 27, stade Modibo Keita] Mali 3-0 Nigeria [Lassine Berthe 9, Souleymane Dembélé 13, 48]
Thanks to Myk Cameron, Barrie Courtney and Mikael Jönsson for additional information
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