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1970 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Sudan
Champions  Sudan (1st title)
Fourth place  Ivory Coast
Dates  6 Feb 1970 – 16 Feb 1970
Top scorer  Laurent Pokou
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Ghana
Matches played  16
Best player  Laurent Pokou
Teams  8
1970 African Cup of Nations
Champion  Sudan national football team
Third place  Egypt national football team
Similar  1957 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1974 African Cup of N, 1972 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N

The 1970 African Cup of Nations was the seventh edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan. Just like in 1968, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Sudan won its first championship, beating Ghana in the final 1−0.


The tournament marked 4 final appearances in a row for Ghana, then tagged as "The Brazil of Africa". This record is currently unequaled.

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:

Jaxa was chosen as the # 1 African player in the tournament.


8 goals
  • Laurent Pokou
  • 5 goals
  • Hassan El-Shazly
  • 3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal

    CAF Team of the tournament


  • Aziz
  • Defenders

  • Samir Saleh
  • John Eshun
  • Amin Zaki
  • Hany Moustafa
  • Midfielders

  • Ernest Kallet Bialy
  • Ibrahim Sunday
  • ... Gnawri
  • Camara Mamadou Maxim
  • Forwards

  • Laurent Pokou
  • Jaxa
  • References

    1970 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia

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