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The 1963 Africa Cup of Nations was the fourth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). For the third consecutive time the hosts won the African Cup. The format changed: two groups of 3 teams each, the winners played the final, the runners-up could only play Third Place final. The final in Accra on 1 December saw the hosts winning 3-0 on Sudan, after the first half finished 0−0.

1963 Africa Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Ghana
Dates24 November – 1 December
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ghana (1st title)
Runners-up Sudan
Third place United Arab Republic
Fourth place Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored33 (4.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly
(6 goals)
Best player(s)United Arab Republic Hassan El-Shazly
1962
1965

This tournament, and the previous one, are the only Africa Cup of Nations tournaments with more than four goals-per-game average.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
  Ethiopia 4th 1962 Winners (1962)
  Ghana (hosts) 1st none Debut
  Nigeria 1st none Debut
  Sudan 3rd 1959 Runners-up (1959)
  Tunisia 2nd 1962 Third place (1962)
  United Arab Republic 4th 1962 Winners (1957, 1959)

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Accra
Locations of the 1963 African Cup of Nations venues
Kumasi
Accra Sports Stadium Kumasi Sports Stadium
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 40,500
   

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Top placed teams advanced to the final
2nd placed teams advanced to the 3rd Place Match

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 3
  Ethiopia 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
  Tunisia 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1
Ghana  1–1  Tunisia
Mfum   9' Jedidi   36'

Ghana  2–0  Ethiopia
Acquah    

Ethiopia  4–2  Tunisia
Worku    
Tekle  
Tesfaye  
Chetali  
Jedidi  

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sudan 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 3
  United Arab Republic 2 1 1 0 8 5 +3 3
  Nigeria 2 0 0 2 3 10 −7 0
United Arab Republic  6–3  Nigeria
Riza   30'32'
El-Shazly   42'44'81'87'
Ekpe   78'
Bassey   82'
Onya   89'

United Arab Republic  2–2  Sudan
El-Shazly   5'
Riza   7'
Jaxa   60'75'

Sudan  4–0  Nigeria
Jaxa    
El-Kuwarti  
Wazza  

Knockout stageEdit

Third place matchEdit

FinalEdit

Ghana  3–0  Sudan
Aggrey-Fynn   62' (pen.)
Acquah   72'82'

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1963 Champions 
 
Ghana
1st title

ScorersEdit

External linksEdit