1963 African Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the process of qualifying for the 1963 African Cup of Nations. 10 African nations initially entered the competition. Ghana and Ethiopia both automatically qualified as the host country and title holders respectively. Uganda would withdraw before play began, thus leaving only 7 teams vying for the remaining two spots in the finals.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 6 qualified teams are:

Summary[edit]

The 8 nations were paired 2-by-2 and played knock-out matches home-and-away. The 4 winners would then qualify for the finals. Qualifying took place between 16 June 1963 and 6 October 1963.

First round[edit]

16 June 1963
Tunisia  4 – 1  Morocco
Henia Goal 22'57'
Aleya Goal 85'
Jedidi Goal 88'
Mokhtatif Goal 75'
2 July 1963
Morocco  4 – 2  Tunisia
Khalfi Goal 10'
Ben Dayan Goal 46'
Bettache Goal 59' (pen.)
Akesbi Goal 78'
Henia Goal 84'
Jedidi Goal 62'
  • Tunisia qualified for the finals by an aggregate score of 6–5.


Egypt  w/o  Uganda

  • Uganda withdrew; Egypt qualified for the finals.

1 June 1963
Kenya  0 – 1  Sudan
Weza Goal
30 June 1963
Sudan  5 – 0  Kenya
Osman Goal Goal Goal
Hassan Goal
Jaksa Goal
  • Sudan qualified for the finals by an aggregate score of 6–1.

27 July 1963
Nigeria  2 – 2  Guinea
Olatunji Goal
6 October 1963
Guinea  1 – 0  Nigeria
  • Guinea were disqualifed for a rule breach (neutral officials were not provided for the second leg). Nigeria qualified for the finals.

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