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The 1970 Africa Cup of Nations was the seventh edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Sudan. Just like in 1968, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Sudan won its first championship, beating Ghana in the final 1−0.

1970 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1970
Tournament details
Host country Sudan
Dates6 – 16 February
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sudan (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place United Arab Republic
Fourth place Ivory Coast
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored51 (3.19 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
(8 goals)
Best player(s)Ivory Coast Laurent Pokou
1968
1972

The tournament marked 4 final appearances in a row for Ghana, then tagged as "The Brazil of Africa". This record is currently unequaled.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

Jaxa was chosen as the # 1 African player in the tournament.

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Khartoum
Locations of the 1970 African Cup of Nations venues
Wad Madani
Municipal Stadium Wad Madani Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 15,000
   

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 4
  Sudan 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4
  Cameroon 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
  Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Cameroon  3–2  Ivory Coast
Koum   57'66'
N'Doga   60'
Pokou   25'45'
Attendance: 14,464
Referee: Mahmoud (Egypt)
Sudan  3–0  Ethiopia
Gagarin   43'
Hasab El-Rasoul Omer Ali   47'
Jaxa   85'
Attendance: 14,464
Referee: Faber (Guinea)

Cameroon  3–2  Ethiopia
Tsébo   21'
Manga-Onguéné   43'
N'Doga   70'
Mengistu   12'75'
Attendance: 9,864
Referee: Quarshie (Ghana)
Ivory Coast  1–0  Sudan
Tahi   89'
Attendance: 9,864
Referee: Mahombé (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ivory Coast  6–1  Ethiopia
Losseni   16'
Pokou   21'60'71'80'87'
Mengistu   33'
Attendance: 9,770
Referee: Boukili (Morocco)
Sudan  2–1  Cameroon
Jaxa   20'
Hasab El-Rasoul Omer Ali   60'
Tsébo   34'
Attendance: 9,770
Referee: Ngom (Senegal)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Rep. 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
  Ghana 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
  Guinea 3 0 2 1 4 7 −3 2
  Congo-Kinshasa 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Ghana  2–0  Congo-Kinshasa
Owusu   29'32'
Attendance: 7,525
Referee: Obeid (Sudan)
United Arab Rep.  4–1  Guinea
Abo Greisha   5'10'
El-Shazly   73' (pen.)
Basry   66'
Soumah   25' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,525
Referee: Gebreyesus (Ethiopia)

Congo-Kinshasa  2–2  Guinea
Kalonzo   70'
Mungamuni   72'
Petit Sory   5'
Soumah   55' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,342
Referee: Koudou (Ivory Coast)
United Arab Rep.  1–1  Ghana
Bazooka   70' Sunday   60'
Attendance: 3,342
Referee: Kandem (Cameroon)

Guinea  1–1  Ghana
Thiam   10' Owusu   50'
Attendance: 3,927
Referee: Khelifi (Algeria)
United Arab Rep.  1–0  Congo-Kinshasa
Abo Greisha   71'
Attendance: 3,927
Referee: Simfukwe (Zimbabwe)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 February – Khartoum
 
 
  Ivory Coast 1
 
16 February – Khartoum
 
  Ghana (aet) 2
 
  Ghana 0
 
14 February – Khartoum
 
  Sudan 1
 
  United Arab Rep. 1
 
 
  Sudan (aet) 2
 
Third place
 
 
16 February – Khartoum
 
 
  Ivory Coast 1
 
 
  United Arab Rep. 3

SemifinalsEdit

Ivory Coast  1–2
(aet)
  Ghana
Losseni   78' Sunday   21'
Jabir   100'
Attendance: 12,350

United Arab Rep.  1–2
(aet)
  Sudan
El-Shazly   84' El-Asyad   83'102'
Attendance: 12,350

Third place matchEdit

United Arab Rep.  3–1  Ivory Coast
El-Shazly   3'14'50' Pokou   72'

FinalEdit

Sudan  1–0  Ghana
Hasab El-Rasoul Omer Ali   12'

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1970 Champions 
 
Sudan
1st title

GoalscorersEdit

CAF Team of the tournamentEdit

External linksEdit