1974 African Cup of Nations

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1974 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1974
Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates1 – 14 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Zaire (2nd title)
Runners-up Zambia
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Congo
Tournament statistics
Matches played17
Goals scored54 (3.18 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zaire Ndaye Mulamba
(9 goals)
Best player(s)Zaire Ndaye Mulamba
1972
1976

The 1974 African Cup of Nations was the ninth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Egypt.

Just like in 1972, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Zaire won its second championship (their first win came as Congo-Kinshasa), tying Zambia 2−2 in the final and beating them 2−0 in the replay. Zaire went on to compete in the World Cup later that year.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Cairo Alexandria
Cairo International Stadium Alexandria Stadium
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Capacity: 95,000 Capacity: 13,660
El-Mahalla El-Kubra Damanhour
El Mahalla Stadium Ala'ab Damanhour Stadium
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Capacity: 29,000 Capacity: 8,000

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
 Zambia 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
 Uganda 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
 Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1

Ivory Coast 2–2 Uganda
Kouman Goal 37', Goal 78' Mubiru Goal 53', Goal 60'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Congo 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
 Zaire 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
 Guinea 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
 Mauritius 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Zaire 2–1 Guinea
Mulamba Goal 18'65' B. Sylla Goal 25'

Guinea 2–1 Mauritius
M. Sylla Goal 52', Goal 64' Imbert Goal 88'
Congo 2–1 Zaire
M'Bono Goal 70'
Minga Goal 81'
Mayanga Goal 25'

Congo 1–1 Guinea
Ndomba Goal 65' Edenté Goal 60' (pen.)
Zaire 4–1 Mauritius
Mulamba Goal 15'
Mayanga Goal 19', Goal 76'
Etepé Goal 38'
Imbert Goal 61'

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
9 March – Cairo
 
 
 Egypt 2
 
12 & 14 March – Cairo
 
 Zaire 3
 
 Zaire (R) 2 (2)
 
9 March – Alexandria
 
 Zambia 2 (0)
 
 Congo 2
 
 
 Zambia (aet) 4
 
Third place
 
 
11 March – Cairo
 
 
 Egypt 4
 
 
 Congo 0

Semifinals[edit]

Egypt 2–3 Zaire
Mwepu Goal 41' (o.g.)
Abo Greisha Goal 54'
Mulamba Goal 55'72'
Mantantu Goal 61'

Congo 2–4
(a.e.t.)
 Zambia
M'Pelé Goal 76'
Mbouta Goal 81'
Mapulanga Goal 49'
Chanda Goal 70', Goal 97', Goal 111'

Third place match[edit]

Congo 0–4 Egypt
Abdou Goal 5'
Shehata Goal 18'80'
Abo Greisha Goal 62'

Final[edit]

Zaire 2–2
(a.e.t.)
 Zambia
Mulamba Goal 65'117' Kaushi Goal 40'
Sinyangwe Goal 120'
Replay
Zaire 2–0 Zambia
Mulamba Goal 30'76'

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1974 Champions 

Zaire
2nd title

Scorers[edit]

9 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

References[edit]

  • Sayela Walubita, Moses (2011). Zambia Sporting Score: A Period of Hits and Misses. iUniverse. pp. 2–3. ISBN 1-4502-7911-2.

External links[edit]