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

1957 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1957
Tournament details
Host countrySudan
Dates10 – 15 February
Teams3
Venue(s)1
Final positions
Champions Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up Ethiopia
Third place Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played2
Top scorer(s)Egypt El-Diba (5 goals)
Best player(s)Egypt
1959
Participating nations

Contents

OverviewEdit

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 El-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five goals. Only two games were played in this first edition. [1]

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

Final tournamentEdit

[1]

SemifinalsEdit

Sudan  1–2  Egypt
Al-Bashir   58' Ateya   21' (pen.)
El-Diba   72'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Gebeyehu Doube (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia  w/o  South Africa

FinalEdit

Egypt  4–0  Ethiopia
El-Diba   2'7'68'89'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mohammed Youssef (Sudan)

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
  •   Ad-Diba — four of the five goals scored was in the 4-0 defeat of Ethiopia in the final,[3][4]
1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Khaled Abul-Oyoun; Ken Knight; Neil Morrison; Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1957". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ New dawn for Ethiopia after Nations Cup qualification - BBC Sport
  3. ^ FIFA : The day it all started for Ad-Diba and the Pharaohs (16 Feb 2017) [1]
  4. ^ a b (Polish) - Onet sport : Puchar Narodów Afryki, czyli piłkarska fantazja w środku ligowego sezonu, by PAWEŁ BANACZYK (14 January 2017) [2]
  5. ^ Khaled Abul-Oyoun; Ken Knight; Neil Morrison; Karel Stokkermans (3 October 2013). "African Nations Cup 1957". Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  6. ^ (Italian) - Opinione Pubblica : Sessant’anni fa la prima Coppa delle Nazioni d’Africa, by i Marco Bagozzi (14 January 2017) [3]

External linksEdit

  Media related to 1957 African Cup of Nations at Wikimedia Commons