1957 African Cup of Nations

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1957 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1957
Tournament details
Host country Sudan
Dates 10 – 16 February
Teams 3
Venue(s) 1
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up  Ethiopia
Third place  Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Goals scored 7 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Egypt Ad-Diba (5 goals)
Best player Egypt Mahmoud El-Gohary
Participating nations

The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The tournament has the fewest goals to be scored, as well as the fewest games to be played, at any African Cup of Nations tournament.


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 Ad-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five of the tournament's seven goals. Only two games were played in this first edition. [1]



Locations of the 1957 African Cup of Nations venues
Municipal Stadium
Capacity: 30,000

Final tournament[edit]


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

Ethiopia  w/o  South Africa


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


5 goals
1 goal


External links[edit]

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