1963 African Cup of Nations

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1963 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Ghana
Dates 24 November – 1 December
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (1st title)
Runners-up  Sudan
Third place  United Arab Republic
Fourth place  Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 33 (4.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly
(6 goals)
Best player United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly
1962
1965

The 1963 African Cup of Nations was the fourth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ghana. For the third consecutive time the hosts won the African Cup. The format changed: two groups of 3 teams each, the winners played the final, the runners-up could only play Third Place final. The final in Accra on 1 December saw the hosts winning 3-0 on Sudan, after the first half finished 0−0.

This tournament, and the previous one, are the only Africa Cup of Nations tournaments with more than four goals-per-game average.

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
 Ethiopia 4th 1962 Winners (1962)
 Ghana (hosts) 1st none Debut
 Nigeria 1st none Debut
 Sudan 3rd 1959 Runners-up (1959)
 Tunisia 2nd 1962 Third place (1962)
 United Arab Republic 4th 1962 Winners (1957, 1959)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Accra
Locations of the 1963 African Cup of Nations venues
Kumasi
Accra Sports Stadium Kumasi Sports Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 40,500
Ohene Djan stadium, Accra.jpg Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.jpg

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Top placed teams advanced to the final
2nd placed teams advanced to the 3rd Place Match

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 3
 Ethiopia 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
 Tunisia 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1

24 November 1963
Ghana  1–1  Tunisia
Mfum Goal 9' Jedidi Goal 36'

26 November 1963
Ghana  2–0  Ethiopia
Acquah Goal Goal

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sudan 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 3
 United Arab Republic 2 1 1 0 8 5 +3 3
 Nigeria 2 0 0 2 3 10 −7 0

24 November 1963
United Arab Republic  6–3  Nigeria
Riza Goal 30'32'
El-Shazly Goal 42'44'81'87'
Ekpe Goal 78'
Bassey Goal 82'
Onya Goal 89'

26 November 1963
United Arab Republic  2–2  Sudan
El-Shazly Goal 5'
Riza Goal 7'
Jaxa Goal 60'75'

Knockout stage[edit]

Third place match[edit]

Final[edit]

1 December 1963
Ghana  3–0  Sudan
Aggrey-Fynn Goal 62' (pen.)
Acquah Goal 72'82'

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1963 Champions 

Ghana
1st title

Scorers[edit]

6 goals
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]