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The 1968 Africa Cup of Nations was the sixth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The field expanded to eight teams, split into two groups of four; the top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinals. Congo-Kinshasa won its first championship, beating Ghana in the final 1−0.

1968 Africa Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryEthiopia
Dates12 – 21 January
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Congo-Kinshasa (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Ivory Coast
Fourth place Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazadi Mwamba
1965
1970

Prior to this tournament, the African Cup of Nations were held once every three years, following 1968 they were held once every two years.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ethiopia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 6
  Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
  Algeria 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 2
  Uganda 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Ethiopia  2–1  Uganda
Tekle  
Vassalo   pen.'
Ouma  
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Kandil (Egypt)
Ivory Coast  3–0  Algeria
Bozon   15'
Pokou   25'65'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Guèye (Senegal)

Ethiopia  1–0  Ivory Coast
Bekuretsion   86'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Saleh (Sudan)
Algeria  4–0  Uganda
Lalmas   15'25'70'
Khalem   60'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mahombé (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ivory Coast  2–1  Uganda
Pokou  
Manglé  
Obua  
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Lamptey (Ghana)
Ethiopia  3–1  Algeria
Worku   16'
Shewangizaw   19'
Vassalo   27' (pen.)
Amirouche   68'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Angaud (Congo-Brazzaville)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 5
  Congo-Kinshasa 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
  Senegal 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
  Congo-Brazzaville 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Ghana  2–2  Senegal
Kofi   63'
Mfum   87'
Diongue   10'
Diop   65'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: El-Attar (Egypt)
Congo-Kinshasa  3–0  Congo-Brazzaville
Muwawa   19'
Kabamba   27' (pen.)51'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Khelifi (Algeria)

Senegal  2–1  Congo-Brazzaville
Diop   27'
Diouck   86'
Jeannot   31'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Rajab (Uganda)
Ghana  2–1  Congo-Kinshasa
Kofi   17' (pen.)
Mfum   84'
Mokili   42'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Boua (Ivory Coast)

Congo-Kinshasa  2–1  Senegal
Mantantu  
Tshimanga  
Diouck  
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Tarekegn (Ethiopia)
Ghana  3–1  Congo-Brazzaville
Kofi    
Mfum  
Jeannot  
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Awanda (Kenya)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 January – Addis Ababa
 
 
  Ethiopia 2
 
21 January – Addis Ababa
 
  Congo-Kinsh. (aet) 3
 
  Congo-Kinshasa 1
 
19 January – Asmara
 
  Ghana 0
 
  Ghana (aet) 4
 
 
  Ivory Coast 3
 
Third place
 
 
21 January – Addis Ababa
 
 
  Ivory Coast 1
 
 
  Ethiopia 0

Semi-finalsEdit

Ethiopia  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Congo-Kinshasa
Vassalo   25'
Worku   65'
Mantantu   3'
Mungamuni   16'100'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Kandil (Egypt)

Ghana  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
Mfum    
Sunday  
Odoi  
Pokou    
Konan   (pen.)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: El Attar (Egypt)

Third place matchEdit

Ivory Coast  1–0  Ethiopia
Pokou   28'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Khelifi (Algeria)

FinalEdit

Congo-Kinshasa  1–0  Ghana
Kalala Mukendi   66'

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1968 Champions 
 
Congo-Kinshasa
1st title

GoalscorersEdit

External linksEdit