1957 African Cup of Nations
|كأس أمم أفريقيا 1957|
|Dates||10 – 15 February|
|Champions||Egypt (1st title)|
|Top scorer(s)||El-Diba (5 goals)|
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.
South Africa were due to play Ethiopia in the semi-finals, but were disqualified due to apartheid. 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.
|Al-Bashir 58'||Ateya 21' (pen.)
|El-Diba 2', 7', 68', 89'|
- Khaled Abul-Oyoun, Ken Knight, Neil Morrison, and Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1957". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- New dawn for Ethiopia after Nations Cup qualification - BBC Sport
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