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 – 15 February
Teams 3
Venue(s) 1
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up  Ethiopia
Third place  Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Top scorer(s) Egypt El-Diba (5 goals)
Best player Egypt
1959
Participating nations

The 1957 African 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Khaled Abul-Oyoun, Ken Knight, Neil Morrison, and Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1957". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ New dawn for Ethiopia after Nations Cup qualification - BBC Sport

External links[edit]

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