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The 1974 Africa Cup of Nations was the ninth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Egypt.

1974 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1974
Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates1 – 14 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Zaire (2nd title)
Runners-up Zambia
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Congo
Tournament statistics
Matches played17
Goals scored54 (3.18 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zaire Ndaye Mulamba
(9 goals)
Best player(s)Zaire Ndaye Mulamba
1972
1976

Just like in 1972, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. Zaire won its second championship (their first win came as Congo-Kinshasa), tying Zambia 2−2 in the final and beating them 2−0 in the replay. Zaire went on to compete in the World Cup later that year.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Egypt 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
  Zambia 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
  Uganda 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
  Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Egypt  2–1  Uganda
Abo Greisha   6'
Khalil   52'
Mubiru   28'

Egypt  3–1  Zambia
Abdel Azim   4'
Basri   18'
Abo Greisha   52'
Chitalu   10'
Ivory Coast  2–2  Uganda
Kouman   37',   78' Mubiru   53',   60'

Egypt  2–0  Ivory Coast
El-Shazly   1'
Khalil   44'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Congo 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
  Zaire 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
  Guinea 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
  Mauritius 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6 0
Zaire  2–1  Guinea
Mulamba   18'65' B. Sylla   25'
Congo  2–0  Mauritius
Moukila  
Lakou  

Guinea  2–1  Mauritius
M. Sylla   52',   64' Imbert   88'
Congo  2–1  Zaire
M'Bono   70'
Minga   81'
Mayanga   25'

Congo  1–1  Guinea
Ndomba   65' Edenté   60' (pen.)
Zaire  4–1  Mauritius
Mulamba   15'
Mayanga   19',   76'
Etepé   38'
Imbert   61'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
9 March – Cairo
 
 
  Egypt 2
 
12 & 14 March – Cairo
 
  Zaire 3
 
  Zaire (R) 2 (2)
 
9 March – Alexandria
 
  Zambia 2 (0)
 
  Congo 2
 
 
  Zambia (aet) 4
 
Third place
 
 
11 March – Cairo
 
 
  Egypt 4
 
 
  Congo 0

SemifinalsEdit

Egypt  2–3  Zaire
Mwepu   41' (o.g.)
Abo Greisha   54'
Mulamba   55'72'
Mantantu   61'

Congo  2–4
(a.e.t.)
  Zambia
M'Pelé   76'
Mbouta   81'
Mapulanga   49'
Chanda   70',   97',   111'

Third place matchEdit

Congo  0–4  Egypt
Abdou   5'
Shehata   18'80'
Abo Greisha   62'

FinalEdit

Zaire  2–2
(a.e.t.)
  Zambia
Mulamba   65'117' Kaushi   40'
Sinyangwe   120'
Replay
Zaire  2–0  Zambia
Mulamba   30'76'

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1974 Champions 
 
Zaire
2nd title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the tournamentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Sayela Walubita, Moses (2011). Zambia Sporting Score: A Period of Hits and Misses. iUniverse. pp. 2–3. ISBN 1-4502-7911-2.

External linksEdit