1963 African Cup of Nations qualification
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.
The 6 qualified teams are:
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.
2 July 1963
|Morocco||4 – 2||Tunisia|
Ben Dayan 46'
Bettache 59' (pen.)
- Tunisia qualified for the finals by an aggregate score of 6–5.
- Uganda withdrew; Egypt qualified for the finals.
- Sudan qualified for the finals by an aggregate score of 6–1.
- Guinea were disqualifed for a rule breach (neutral officials were not provided for the second leg). Nigeria qualified for the finals.