1976 African Cup of Nations

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1976 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 29 February – 14 March
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Morocco (1st title)
Runners-up  Guinea
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 54 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Guinea N'Jo Léa
(4 goals)
Best player Morocco Ahmed Faras
1974
1978

The 1976 African Cup of Nations was the tenth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The format of competition changed from 1974: the field of eight teams was still split into two groups of four, but a final stage was introduced with the top two finishers of each of the first stage groups. Morocco won its first championship, by topping the final group. Guinea finished second.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Addis Ababa Dire Dawa
Addis Ababa Stadium Dire Dawa Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 18,000
Addis Ababa Stadium.jpg ET-Dire Dawa, Ethiopia (13).JPG

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guinea 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
 Egypt 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
 Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
 Uganda 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Ethiopia  2–0  Uganda
Sheferaw Goal 2'
Testaye Goal 83'
Egypt  1–1  Guinea
Basri Goal 43' B. Sylla Goal 44' (pen.)

Egypt  2–1  Uganda
Abdou Goal 26'
Basri Goal 32'
Obua Goal 21'
Ethiopia  1–2  Guinea
Sheferaw Goal 40' N'Jo Léa Goal 15'
Petit Sory Goal 85'

Guinea  2–1  Uganda
N'Jo Léa Goal 2'
Sylla Goal 20'
Muguwa Goal 85'
Referee: Amenghor
Ethiopia  1–1  Egypt
Ali Goal 46' Shehata Goal 26'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
 Sudan 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
 Zaire 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Nigeria  4–2  Zaire
Mohammed Goal 28'44'
Ojebode Goal 37' (pen.)
Usiyan Goal 90'
Kabasu Goal 51'
Ekofa Goal 58'
Morocco  2–2  Sudan
Chérif Goal 1'
Abouali Goal 58'
Gagarin Goal 9'79' (pen.)

Nigeria  1–0  Sudan
Usiyan Goal 8'
Morocco  1–0  Zaire
Zahraoui Goal 80'

Morocco  3–1  Nigeria
Faras Goal 8'
Tazi Goal 19'
Chebbak Goal 81'
Ojebode Goal 81'
Zaire  1–1  Sudan
Mulamba Goal 41' Gagarin Goal 14'

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
 Guinea 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 4
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
 Egypt 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
Guinea  1–1  Nigeria
Camara Goal 88' Lawal Goal 55'
Morocco  2–1  Egypt
Faras Goal 23'
Zahraoui Goal 88'
Abou Rehab Goal 34'

Morocco  2–1  Nigeria
Faras Goal 82'
Guezzar Goal 87'
Mohammed Goal 57'
Guinea  4–2  Egypt
N'Jo Léa Goal 24'65'
Sultan Goal 53' (o.g.)
M. Sylla Goal 62'
Abdou Goal 33'
El-Seyagui Goal 86'

Nigeria  3–2  Egypt
Ilerika Goal 35'62'
Lawal Goal 82'
El Khatib Goal 7'
Khalil Goal 86'
Guinea  1–1  Morocco
Souleymane Goal 33' Repport Baba Goal 86'
Attendance: 30,000

Winners[edit]

 African Cup of Nations 1976 Champions 

Morocco
1st title

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

External links[edit]