1957 African Cup of Nations
|كأس الأمم الأفريقية 1957|
|Dates||10 – 16 February|
|Teams||3 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Egypt (1st title)|
|Goals scored||7 (3.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Ad-Diba (5 goals)|
The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
South Africa were due to play Ethiopia in the semi-finals, but were disqualified due to apartheid. Ethiopia therefore had a bye to the final, whilst in the other semi-final at Municipal Stadium in Khartoum, the Egyptians beat the host nation 2−1.
In the final Egypt beat Ethiopia 4−0, with all four goals scored by Ad-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five of the tournament's seven goals. Only two games were played in this first edition.
10 February 1957
|Bashir 58'||Report||Ateya 21' (pen.)
16 February 1957
|Ad-Diba 2', 7', 68', 89'||Report|
|1957 African Cup of Nations Champions|
- 5 goals
- 1 goal
- Results and line-ups - RSSSF
- New dawn for Ethiopia after Nations Cup qualification - BBC Sport