1957 Africa Cup of Nations

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1957 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1957
Tournament details
Host countrySudan
Dates10 – 15 February
Teams3
Venue(s)1
Final positions
Champions Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up Ethiopia
Third place Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played2
Top scorer(s)Egypt El-Diba (5 goals)
Best player(s)Egypt
1959
Participating nations

The 1957 Africa Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF), and was hosted by Sudan. The participating teams were Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Overview[edit]

South Africa were due to play Ethiopia in the semi-finals, but were disqualified due to apartheid.[1] 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.[2]

In the final Egypt beat Ethiopia 4−0, with all four goals scored by El-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five goals. Only two games were played in this first edition. [1]

Venues[edit]

Khartoum
Municipal Stadium
Capacity: 30,000
Khartoum.jpg

Squads[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

[1]

Semifinals[edit]

Sudan 1–2 Egypt
Al-Bashir Goal 58' Ateya Goal 21' (pen.)
El-Diba Goal 72'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Gebeyehu Doube (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia w/o South Africa

Final[edit]

Egypt 4–0 Ethiopia
El-Diba Goal 2'7'68'89'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mohammed Youssef (Sudan)

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
  • Egypt Ad-Diba — four of the five goals scored was in the 4-0 defeat of Ethiopia in the final,[3][4]
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Khaled Abul-Oyoun; Ken Knight; Neil Morrison; Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1957". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ New dawn for Ethiopia after Nations Cup qualification - BBC Sport
  3. ^ FIFA : The day it all started for Ad-Diba and the Pharaohs (16 Feb 2017) [1]
  4. ^ a b (Polish) - Onet sport : Puchar Narodów Afryki, czyli piłkarska fantazja w środku ligowego sezonu, by PAWEŁ BANACZYK (14 January 2017) [2]
  5. ^ Khaled Abul-Oyoun; Ken Knight; Neil Morrison; Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1957". Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  6. ^ (Italian) - Opinione Pubblica : Sessant’anni fa la prima Coppa delle Nazioni d’Africa, by i Marco Bagozzi (14 January 2017) [3]

External links[edit]

Media related to 1957 African Cup of Nations at Wikimedia Commons