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1968 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Ethiopia
Runners-up  Ghana
Matches played  16
Dates  12 Jan 1968 – 21 Jan 1968
Teams  8
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Fourth place  Ethiopia
Best player  Kazadi Mwamba
Top scorer  Laurent Pokou
1968 African Cup of Nations
Champions  Congo-Kinshasa (1st title)
Champion  DR Congo national football team
Third place  Ivory Coast national football team
Similar  1974 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1957 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N, 1972 African Cup of N

The 1968 African Cup of Nations was the sixth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The field expanded to eight teams, split into two groups of four; the top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinals. Congo-Kinshasa won its first championship, beating Ghana in the final 1−0.


Prior to this tournament, the African Cup of Nations were held once every three years, following 1968 they were held once every two years.

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:


6 goals
  • Laurent Pokou
  • 5 goals
  • Wilberforce Mfum
  • 4 goals
  • Osei Kofi
  • 3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal


    1968 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia