The African Games are open to all the nations on the continent of Africa. The francophone African Friendship Games held in the early sixties can be considered a forerunner of the event. Since 1987 the games have been held on a quadrennial schedule. Since 1991 it is an U-23 competition. In 2003 a women's competition was added for the first time. The ANOCA (Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa) decided the hosts.
Year City Country Champions Runners-up Third 1965 Brazzaville Congo Congo 0-0 Mali [*1] Ivory Coast 1973 Lagos Nigeria Nigeria 2-0 Guinea Egypt 1978 Algiers Algeria Algeria 1-0 Nigeria Ghana 1987 Nairobi Kenya Egypt 1-0 Kenya Malawi 1991 Cairo Egypt Cameroon 1-0 Tunisia Nigeria 1995 Harare Zimbabwe Egypt 3-1 Zimbabwe Nigeria 1999 Johannesburg South Africa Cameroon 0-0 Zambia [*2] South Africa 2003 Abuja Nigeria Cameroon 2-0 Nigeria Ghana 2007 various Algeria Cameroon 1-0 Guinea Tunisia [*1] Congo won 7-2 on corner kicks [*2] Cameroon won 4-3 on penalties
G S B Cameroon 4 Egypt 2 1 Nigeria 1 2 2 Algeria 1 Congo(-Brazzaville) 1 Guinea 2 Tunisia 1 1 Kenya 1 Mali 1 Zambia 1 Zimbabwe 1 Ghana 2 Ivory Coast 1 Malawi 1 South Africa 1
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