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The 1976 Africa Cup of Nations was the tenth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ethiopia. The format of competition changed from 1974: the field of eight teams was still split into two groups of four, but a final stage was introduced with the top two finishers of each of the first stage groups. Morocco won its first championship, by topping the final group. Guinea finished second.

1976 Africa Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryEthiopia
Dates29 February – 14 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Morocco (1st title)
Runners-up Guinea
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored54 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Guinea N'Jo Léa
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Morocco Ahmed Faras
1974
1978

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Guinea 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
  Egypt 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
  Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 3
  Uganda 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Ethiopia  2–0  Uganda
Sheferaw   2'
Testaye   83'
Egypt  1–1  Guinea
Basri   43' B. Sylla   44' (pen.)

Egypt  2–1  Uganda
Abdou   26'
Basri   32'
Obua   21'
Ethiopia  1–2  Guinea
Sheferaw   40' N'Jo Léa   15'
Petit Sory   85'

Guinea  2–1  Uganda
N'Jo Léa   2'
Sylla   20'
Muguwa   85'
Ethiopia  1–1  Egypt
Ali   46' Shehata   26'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Morocco 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 5
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
  Sudan 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
  Zaire 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
Nigeria  4–2  Zaire
Mohammed   28'44'
Ojebode   37' (pen.)
Usiyan   90'
Kabasu   51'
Ekofa   58'
Morocco  2–2  Sudan
Chérif   1'
Abouali   58'
Gagarin   9'79' (pen.)

Nigeria  1–0  Sudan
Usiyan   8'
Morocco  1–0  Zaire
Zahraoui   80'

Morocco  3–1  Nigeria
Faras   8'
Tazi   19'
Chebbak   81'
Ojebode   81'
Zaire  1–1  Sudan
Mulamba   41' Gagarin   14'

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Morocco 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
  Guinea 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 4
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
  Egypt 3 0 0 3 5 9 −4 0
Guinea  1–1  Nigeria
Camara   88' Lawal   55'
Morocco  2–1  Egypt
Faras   23'
Zahraoui   88'
Abou Rehab   34'

Morocco  2–1  Nigeria
Faras   82'
Guezzar   87'
Mohammed   57'
Guinea  4–2  Egypt
N'Jo Léa   24'65'
Sultan   53' (o.g.)
M. Sylla   62'
Abdou   33'
El-Seyagui   86'

Nigeria  3–2  Egypt
Ilerika   35'62'
Lawal   82'
El Khatib   7'
Khalil   86'
Guinea  1–1  Morocco
Souleymane   33' Repport Baba   86'

WinnersEdit

 African Cup of Nations 1976 Champions 
 
Morocco
1st title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the tournamentEdit

External linksEdit