1965 African Cup of Nations

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1965 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم إفريقيا 1965
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates 12 – 21 November
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up  Tunisia
Third place  Ivory Coast
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 31 (3.88 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ghana Ben Acheampong
Ghana Osei Kofi
Ivory Coast Eustache Manglé
(3 goals each)
Best player Ghana Osei Kofi
1963
1968

The 1965 African Cup of Nations was the fifth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Tunisia. Just like in 1963, the field of six teams was split into two groups of three. Ghana retained its title, beating Tunisia in the final 3−2 a.e.t..

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
 Congo-Léopoldville 1st none Debut
 Ethiopia 5th 1963 Winners (1962)
 Ghana 2nd 1963 Winners (1963)
 Ivory Coast 1st none Debut
 Senegal 1st none Debut
 Tunisia (host) 3rd 1963 Third place (1962)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Tunis Sfax
Stade Chedli Zouiten Stade Taïeb Mhiri
Tunis - Stade Municipal Géo André.jpg Stade taieb mehiri.JPG
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 11,000
Sousse Bizerte
Stade Bou Ali Lahouar Stade Municipal de Bizerte
Tunisia Hammam Sousse street.jpg CityHallBizerte.JPG
Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 2,000

Group stage[edit]

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

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 3
 Senegal 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 3
 Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0

12 November 1965
Tunisia  4–0  Ethiopia
Chaïbi Goal 32'
Jedidi Goal 62'
Delhoum Goal 80'
Lahmar Goal 84'

14 November 1965
Senegal  0–0  Tunisia

19 November 1965
Senegal  5–1  Ethiopia
Camara Goal 3'52'
Guèye Goal 37'
Niang Goal 48'53'
Vassalo Goal 12' (pen.)

Tunisia progress on a toss of a coin

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 4
 Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
 Congo-Léopoldville 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0

12 November 1965
Ghana  5–2  Congo-Léopoldville
Kofi Goal 13'
Acheampong Goal 18'59'
Attuquayefio Goal 84'89'
Kalala Mukendi Goal 43'45' (pen.)

14 November 1965
Ivory Coast  3–0  Congo-Léopoldville
Manglé Goal 14'59'80'

19 November 1965
Ghana  4–1  Ivory Coast
Acheampong Goal 20'
Nti Goal 43'
Lutterodt Goal 52'
Kofi Goal 70'
Bléziri Goal 66'

Knockout stage[edit]

Third place match[edit]

21 November 1965
Senegal  0–1  Ivory Coast
Yoboué Goal 35'

Final[edit]

21 November 1965
Ghana  3–2
(a.e.t.)
 Tunisia
Odoi Goal 37'96'
Kofi Goal 79'
Chetali Goal 47'
Chaïbi Goal 67'
Stade Chedli Zouiten, Tunis
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Abdelaziz Chekaïmi (Algeria)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1965 Champions 

Ghana
2nd title

Scorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]