1976 African Cup of Nations

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1976 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 29 February – 14 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Morocco (1st title)
Runners-up  Guinea
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 54 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Guinea N'jo Lea (4 goals)
Best player Morocco Ahmed Faras
1974
1978

The 1976 African Cup of Nations was the tenth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The format of competition changed from 1974: the field of eight teams was still split into two groups of four, but a final stage was introduced with the top two finishers of each of the first stage groups. Morocco won its first championship, by topping the final group. Guinea finished second.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Addis Ababa Dire Dawa
Addis Ababa Stadium Dire Dawa Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 18,000
Addis Ababa Stadium.jpg No image available.svg

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guinea 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
 Egypt 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
 Uganda 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
29 February 1976
Ethiopia  2–0  Uganda
Sheferaw Goal 2'
Testaye Goal 83'

29 February 1976
Egypt  1–1  Guinea
Basri Goal 43' B. Sylla Goal 44' (pen.)

3 March 1976
Egypt  2–1  Uganda
Abdou Goal 26'
Basri Goal 32'
Obua Goal 21'

3 March 1976
Ethiopia  1-2  Guinea
Sheferaw Goal 40' N'jo Lea Goal 15'
Petit Sory Goal 85'

5 March 1976
Guinea  2–1  Uganda
N'jo Lea Goal 2'
Sylla Goal 20'
Muguwa Goal 85'
Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa
Referee: Amenghor

5 March 1976
Ethiopia  1–1  Egypt
Ali Goal 46' Shehata Goal 26'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
 Sudan 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
 Zaire 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
1 March 1976
Nigeria  4–2  Zaire
Mohammed Goal 28'44'
Ojebode Goal 37' (pen.)
Usiyan Goal 90'
Kabasu Goal 51'
Ekofa Goal 58'

1 March 1976
Morocco  2–2  Sudan
Chérif Goal 1'
Abouali Goal 58'
Gagarin Goal 9'79' (pen.)

4 March 1976
Nigeria  1–0  Sudan
Usiyan Goal 8'

4 March 1976
Morocco  1–0  Zaire
Zahraoui Goal 80'

6 March 1976
Morocco  3–1  Nigeria
Faras Goal 8'
Tazi Goal 19'
Chebbak Goal 81'
Ojebode Goal 81'

6 March 1976
Zaire  1–1  Sudan
Mulamba Goal 41' Gagarin Goal 14'

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
 Guinea 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 4
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
 Egypt 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
9 March 1976
Guinea  1–1  Nigeria
Camara Goal 88' Lawal Goal 55'

9 March 1976
Morocco  2–1  Egypt
Faras Goal 23'
Zahraoui Goal 88'
Abou Rehab Goal 34'

11 March 1976
Morocco  2–1  Nigeria
Faras Goal 82'
Guezzar Goal 87'
Mohammed Goal 57'

11 March 1976
Guinea  4–2  Egypt
N'jo Lea Goal 24'65'
Sultan Goal 53' (o.g.)
M. Sylla Goal 62'
Abdou Goal 33'
El-Seyagui Goal 86'

14 March 1976
Nigeria  3–2  Egypt
Ilerika Goal 35'62'
Lawal Goal 82'
El Khatib Goal 7'
Khalil Goal 86'

14 March 1976
Guinea  1–1  Morocco
Souleymane Goal 33' Repport Baba Goal 86'

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1976 Champions 

Morocco
1st title

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]