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1957 African Nations Cup

1957 African Cup of Nations
كأس الأمم الأفريقية 1957
Tournament details
Host country Sudan
Dates 10 – 16 February
Teams(from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up  Ethiopia
Third place  Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Goals scored(3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Egypt Ad-Diba
(5 goals)
Best player Egypt Ad-Diba

The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

South Africa were due to play Ethiopia in the semi-finals, but were disqualified due to apartheid.[1] Ethiopia therefore had a bye to the final, whilst in the other semi-final at Municipal Stadium in Khartoum, the Egyptians beat the host nation 2–1.[2]

In the final Egypt beat Ethiopia 4–0, with all four goals scored by Ad-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five of the tournament's seven goals. Only two games were played in this first edition.[1]

Participating teams


Main article: 1957 African Cup of Nations squads


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Municipal Stadium
Capacity: 15,000

Final tournament


10 February 1957
Sudan  1 – 2  Egypt
Manzul Goal 58' Report Ateya Goal 21' (pen.)
Ad-Diba Goal 72'
Municipal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Gebeyehu Doube (Ethiopia)


16 February 1957
Egypt  4 – 0  Ethiopia
Ad-Diba Goal 2'7'68'89' Report
Municipal Stadium, Khartoum
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mohammed Youssef (Sudan)


 1957 African Cup of Nations Champions 

1st title


5 goals
1 goal
  • Egypt Raafat Attia
  • Sudan Boraî Bashir


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