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The 1980 African Cup of Nations was the 12th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Nigeria. Just like in 1978, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Nigeria won its first championship, beating Algeria in the final 3-0.

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Group A Lagos

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Nigeria 5 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
 Egypt 4 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
 Côte d'Ivoire 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1
 Tanzania 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3

Group B Ibadan

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Algeria 5 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Morocco 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Ghana 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
 Guinea 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2

Semifinals

(Lagos)

(Ibadan)

Third Place Match (Lagos)

Final

March 22, 1980
Nigeria  3–0  Algeria National Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Gebreyesus Tesfaye (Ethiopia)
Segun Odegbami 2’ 42’Muda Lawal 50’  
 African Cup of Nations 1980 Champions 

Nigeria
1st title
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Final Squads

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