1968 African Cup of Nations

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1968 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 12 – 21 January
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Congo-Kinshasa (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Ivory Coast
Fourth place  Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
(6 goals)
Best player Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazadi Mwamba
1965
1970

The 1968 African Cup of Nations was the sixth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The field expanded to eight teams, split into two groups of four; the top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinals. Congo-Kinshasa won its first championship, beating Ghana in the final 1−0.

Prior to this tournament, the African Cup of Nations were held once every three years, following 1968 they were held once every two years.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Addis Ababa Asmara
Hailé Sélassié Stadium Cicero Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 20,000
Addis Ababa Stadium.jpg Asmara2.jpg

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ethiopia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 6
 Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
 Algeria 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 2
 Uganda 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Ethiopia  2–1  Uganda
Tekle Goal
Vassalo Goal pen.'
Ouma Goal
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Kandil (Egypt)
Ivory Coast  3–0  Algeria
Bozon Goal 15'
Pokou Goal 25'65'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Guèye (Senegal)

Ethiopia  1–0  Ivory Coast
Bekuretsion Goal 86'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Saleh (Sudan)
Algeria  4–0  Uganda
Lalmas Goal 15'25'70'
Khalem Goal 60'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mahombé (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ivory Coast  2–1  Uganda
Pokou Goal
Manglé Goal
Obua Goal
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lamptey (Ghana)
Ethiopia  3–1  Algeria
Worku Goal 16'
Shewangizaw Goal 19'
Vassalo Goal 27' (pen.)
Amirouche Goal 68'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Angaud (Congo-Brazzaville)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 5
 Congo-Kinshasa 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
 Senegal 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
 Congo-Brazzaville 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Ghana  2–2  Senegal
Kofi Goal 63'
Mfum Goal 87'
Diongue Goal 10'
Diop Goal 65'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: El-Attar (Egypt)
Congo-Kinshasa  3–0  Congo-Brazzaville
Muwawa Goal 19'
Kabamba Goal 27' (pen.)51'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Khelifi (Algeria)

Senegal  2–1  Congo-Brazzaville
Diop Goal 27'
Diouck Goal 86'
Jeannot Goal 31'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Rajab (Uganda)
Ghana  2–1  Congo-Kinshasa
Kofi Goal 17' (pen.)
Mfum Goal 84'
Mokili Goal 42'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Boua (Ivory Coast)

Congo-Kinshasa  2–1  Senegal
Mantantu Goal
Tshimanga Goal
Diouck Goal
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Tarekegn (Ethiopia)
Ghana  3–1  Congo-Brazzaville
Kofi Goal Goal
Mfum Goal
Jeannot Goal
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Awanda (Kenya)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 January – Addis Ababa
 
 
 Ethiopia 2
 
21 January – Addis Ababa
 
 Congo-Kinsh. (aet) 3
 
 Congo-Kinshasa 1
 
19 January – Asmara
 
 Ghana 0
 
 Ghana (aet) 4
 
 
 Ivory Coast 3
 
Third place
 
 
21 January – Addis Ababa
 
 
 Ivory Coast 1
 
 
 Ethiopia 0

Semi-finals[edit]

Ethiopia  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Congo-Kinshasa
Vassalo Goal 25'
Worku Goal 65'
Mantantu Goal 3'
Mungamuni Goal 16'100'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Kandil (Egypt)

Ghana  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
Mfum Goal Goal
Sunday Goal
Odoi Goal
Pokou Goal Goal
Konan Goal (pen.)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: El Attar (Egypt)

Third place match[edit]

Ivory Coast  1–0  Ethiopia
Pokou Goal 28'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Khelifi (Algeria)

Final[edit]

Congo-Kinshasa  1–0  Ghana
Kalala Mukendi Goal 66'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: El-Attar (Egypt)

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1968 Champions 

Congo-Kinshasa
1st title

Goalscorers[edit]

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]