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1963 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Ghana
Champions  Ghana (1st title)
Fourth place  Ethiopia
Dates  24 Nov 1963 – 1 Dec 1963
Top scorer  Hassan El-Shazly
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Sudan
Matches played  8
Best player  Hassan El-Shazly
Teams  6
1963 African Cup of Nations
Champion  Ghana national football team
Third place  Egypt national football team
Similar  1959 African Cup of N, 1962 African Cup of N, 1957 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N

The 1963 African Cup of Nations was the fourth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ghana. For the third consecutive time the hosts won the African Cup. The format changed: two groups of 3 teams each, the winners played the final, the runners-up could only play Third Place final. The final in Accra on 1 December saw the hosts winning 3-0 on Sudan, after the first half finished 0−0.

This tournament, and the previous one, are the only Africa Cup of Nations tournaments with more than four goals-per-game average.


6 goals
  • Hassan El-Shazly
  • 4 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal


    1963 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia