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1957 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Sudan
Champions  Egypt (1st title)
Matches played  2
Dates  10 Feb 1957 – 16 Feb 1957
Top scorer  Ad-Diba
Venue(s)  1
Runners-up  Ethiopia
Goals scored  7 (3.5 per match)
Best player  Ad-Diba
Teams  3
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Champion  Egypt national football team
Third place  Sudan national football team
Similar  1959 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N, 1962 African Cup of N, 1986 African Cup of N

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 least number of goals to be scored, as well as the least number of games to be played at any African cup of nations tournaments.



South Africa were due to play Ethiopia in the semi-finals, but were disqualified due to apartheid. Ethiopia therefore had a bye to the final, whilst in the other semi-final at Municipal Stadium in Khartoum, the Egyptians beat the host nation 2−1.

In the final Egypt beat Ethiopia 4−0, with all four goals scored by Ad-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five of the tournament's seven goals. Only two games were played in this first edition.


5 goals
  • Ad-Diba
  • 1 goal
  • Raafat Attia
  • Boraî Bashir
  • References

    1957 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia