1963 African Cup of Nations
|Dates||24 November – 1 December|
|Teams||6 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Ghana (1st title)|
|Third place||United Arab Republic|
|Goals scored||33 (4.13 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Hassan El-Shazly
|Best player||Hassan El-Shazly|
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.
|Tunisia||2nd||1962||Third place (1962)|
|United Arab Republic||4th||1962||Winners (1957, 1959)|
|Accra Sports Stadium||Kumasi Sports Stadium|
|Capacity: 40,000||Capacity: 40,500|
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Top one placed teams advanced to the final|
|Top 2nd placed teams advanced to the 3rd Place Match|
28 November 1963
|United Arab Republic||2||1||1||0||8||5||+3||3|
24 November 1963
|United Arab Republic||6–3||Nigeria|
|Riza 30', 32'
El-Shazly 42', 44', 81', 87'
26 November 1963
|United Arab Republic||2–2||Sudan|
|Jaxa 60', 75'|
28 November 1963
Third place match
30 November 1963
|United Arab Republic||3–0||Ethiopia|
1 December 1963
|Aggrey-Fynn 62' (pen.)
Acquah 72', 82'
|African Cup of Nations 1963 Champions|
- 6 goals
- 4 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal