1957 African Cup of Nations

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1957 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1957
Tournament details
Host country Sudan
Dates 10 – 16 February
Teams 3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up  Ethiopia
Third place  Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Goals scored 7 (3.5 per match)
Attendance 57,000 (28,500 per match)
1959

The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The tournament has the fewest goals to be scored, as well as the fewest games to be played, at any African Cup of Nations tournament.

Tournament[edit | edit source]

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

10 February 1957
Sudan  1–3  Egypt
Ali Goal 48' Alaa El-Hamouly Goal 28'
Attia Goal 39'
Ad-Diba Goal 76'
Municipal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Gebeyehu Doube (Ethiopia)


10 February 1957
Ethiopia  w/o  South Africa

Final[edit | edit source]

16 February 1957
Egypt  3–0  Ethiopia
Ad-Diba Goal 11'57'60'
Municipal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mohammed Youssef (Sudan)

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