1959 African Cup of Nations

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1959 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1959
Tournament details
Host country Flag of United Arab Republic United Arab Republic
Dates 22 – 29 May
Teams 3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  United Arab Republic (1st title)
Runners-up  Sudan
Third place  Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Goals scored 7 (3.5 per match)
Attendance 57,000 (28,500 per match)
1957
1962

The 1959 African Cup of Nations was the second edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted and won by the United Arab Republic with Sudan and Ethiopia being the remaining two teams.

Participating teams[edit | edit source]

Team Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
 Ethiopia 2nd 1957 Runners-up (1957)
 Sudan 2nd 1957 Third place (1957)
 United Arab Republic (hosts) 1st Debut -


Final tournament[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
 United Arab Republic 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 4 Champion
 Sudan 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 2
 Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Source:
22 May 1959
United Arab Republic  3–0  Ethiopia
Mahmoud El-Gohary Goal 26'55'
Mimi El-Sherbini Goal 64'
Prince Farouk Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Zivko Bajic (Yugoslavia)


25 May 1959
Sudan  1–0  Ethiopia
Siddiq Manzul Goal 22'
Prince Farouk Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: M. Tsissis (Greece)


29 May 1959
United Arab Republic  3–0  Sudan
Essam Baheeg Goal 5'89'
Alaa El-Hamouly Goal 34'
Prince Farouk Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Zivko Bajic (Yugoslavia)

External links[edit | edit source]