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1957 African Cup of Nations

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
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
Participating nations



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]



Final tournamentEdit



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


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


  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

External linksEdit

  Media related to 1957 African Cup of Nations at Wikimedia Commons