1957 African Cup of Nations

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1957 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1957
Tournament details
Host countrySudan
Dates10–16 February
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
Participating nations

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


South Africa was 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]


Municipal Stadium
Capacity: 30,000


Final tournament[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


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


5 goals
  • Egypt Ad-Diba – four of the five goals were scored in Egypt's 4–0 defeat of Ethiopia in the final. [3][4]
1 goal


  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]

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