Ethiopia (1st title)
14 Jan 1962 – 21 Jan 1962
| 1 (in 1 host city)|
United Arab Republic
| Ethiopia national football team|
Tunisia national football team
1959 African Cup of N, 1957 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1974 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N
The 1962 African Cup of Nations was the third edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. Nine countries entered the competition, including the reigning champions Egypt, meaning for the first time a qualification tournament was required. The finals only included four teams. Egypt, as holders, and Ethiopia as hosts, qualified automatically meaning each needed to play only one game to reach the final. Ethiopia won the tournament for the first time after extra time in the final.
This tournament has the highest goals-per-game average in Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
1962 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia
This page details the process of qualifying for the 1962 African Cup of Nations. 9 African nations initially entered the competition. Ethiopia and Egypt both automatically qualified as the host country and title holders respectively. Morocco would withdraw before play began, thus leaving only 6 teams vying for the remaining two spots in the finals.3 goals