1974 African Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the process of qualifying for the 1974 African Cup of Nations.

Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

12 August 1973
Somalia  2 – 0  Uganda
26 August 1973
Uganda  5 – 0  Somalia

Uganda won 5–2 on aggregate.


Central Africa progress, Gabon withdrew.


Sierra Leone progress, Dahomey withdrew.

First round[edit]

16 September 1973
Central African Republic  4 – 2  Ivory Coast
30 September 1973
Ivory Coast  2 – 1  Central African Republic

Cote d'Ivoire progress, Central Africa disqualified.


16 September 1973
Ethiopia  2 – 1  Tanzania
30 September 1973
Tanzania  3 – 0  Ethiopia

Tanzania won 4–2 on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Ghana  3 – 2  Senegal
30 September 1973
Senegal  1 – 0  Ghana

Ghana won 3–3 (5-3p) on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Lesotho  0 – 0  Mauritius
30 September 1973
Mauritius  5 – 1  Lesotho

Mauritius won 5–1 on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Sierra Leone  1 – 1  Mali
30 September 1973
Mali  4 – 2  Sierra Leone

Mali won 5–3 on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Sudan  1 – 1  Nigeria
30 September 1973
Nigeria  2 – 1  Sudan

Nigeria won 3–2 on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Uganda  1 – 0  Kenya
30 September 1973
Kenya  1 – 2  Uganda

Uganda won 3–1 on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Upper Volta  0 – 5  Zaire
30 September 1973
Zaire  4 – 1  Upper Volta

Zaire won 9–1 on aggregate.


16 September 1973
Zambia  3 – 1  Madagascar
30 September 1973
Madagascar  2 – 1  Zambia

Zambia won 4–3 on aggregate.



Algeria  w / o  Libya

Algeria progress, Libya withdrew.



Cameroon  w / o  Niger

Cameroon progress, Niger withdrew.



Guinea  w / o  Togo

Guinea progress, Togo withdrew.

Second round[edit]

28 October 1973
Cameroon  2 – 1  Zaire
11 November 1973
Zaire  2 – 0  Cameroon

Zaire won 3–2 on aggregate.


28 October 1973
Ghana  0 – 3  Ivory Coast
11 November 1973
Ivory Coast  1 – 0  Ghana

Cote d'Ivoire won 4–0 on aggregate.


28 October 1973
Mali  2 – 2  Guinea
11 November 1973
Guinea  1 – 1  Mali

Guinea won 3–3 (5-3p) on aggregate.


28 October 1973
Tanzania  1 – 1  Mauritius
11 November 1973
Mauritius  0 – 0  Tanzania

Mauritius won 1–1 (4-2p) on aggregate.


28 October 1973
Uganda  2 – 1  Algeria
11 November 1973
Algeria  1 – 1  Uganda

Uganda won 3–2 on aggregate.


28 October 1973
Zambia  5 – 1  Nigeria
11 November 1973
Nigeria  3 – 2  Zambia

Zambia won 7–4 on aggregate.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

External links[edit]