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1976 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Ethiopia
Champions  Morocco (1st title)
Fourth place  Egypt
Dates  29 Feb 1976 – 14 Mar 1976
Teams  8
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Guinea
Matches played  18
Best player  Ahmed Faras
Goals scored  54
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Champion  Morocco national football team
Third place  Nigeria 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 1976 African Cup of Nations was the tenth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The format of competition changed from 1974: the field of eight teams was still split into two groups of four, but a final stage was introduced with the top two finishers of each of the first stage groups. Morocco won its first championship, by topping the final group. Guinea finished second.


Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:


4 goals
  • N'Jo Léa
  • 3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goal
  • Ghanem Sultan (against Guinea)
  • CAF Team of the tournament


  • Mohammed Al-Hazaz
  • Defenders

  • Mustapha "Chérif" Fetoui
  • Mustafa Younis
  • Chérif Souleymane
  • Djibril Diara
  • Midfielders

  • ... Tolde
  • Farouk Gaafar
  • Haruna Ilerika
  • Kunle Awesu
  • Forwards

  • Petit Sory
  • Ahmed Faras
  • References

    1976 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia