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1965 African Cup of Nations

1965 African Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 1965
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates 12 – 21 November
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up  Tunisia
Third place  Ivory Coast
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 31 (3.88 per match)
Top scorer(s) Eustache Manglé
Ben Acheampong
Osei Kofi
(3 goals)
Best player Osei Kofi

The 1965 African Cup of Nations was the fifth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Tunisia. Just like in 1963, the field of six teams was split into two groups of three. Ghana retained its title, beating Tunisia in the final 3−2 a.e.t..

Qualified teams

The 6 qualified teams are:



Tunis Sfax
Stade Chedli Zouiten Stade Taïeb Mhiri
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 11,000
Sousse Bizerte
Stade Bou Ali Lahouar Stade Municipal de Bizerte
Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 2,000

Group stage

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

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 3
 Senegal 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 3
 Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0
12 November 1965
Tunisia  4–0  Ethiopia
Chaïbi Goal 32'
Jedidi Goal 62'
Delhoum Goal 80'
Lahmar Goal 84'

14 November 1965
Senegal  0–0  Tunisia

19 November 1965
Senegal  5–1  Ethiopia
Camara Goal 3'52'
Guèye Goal 37'
Niang Goal 48'53'
Vassalo Goal 12' (pen.)

Tunisia progress on a toss of a coin

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 4
 Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
 Congo-Léopoldville 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 0
12 November 1965
Ghana  5–2  Congo-Léopoldville
Kofi Goal 13'
Acheampong Goal 18'59'
Attuquayefio Goal 84'89'
Kalala Mukendi Goal 43'45' (pen.)

14 November 1965
Ivory Coast  3–0  Congo-Léopoldville
Manglé Goal 14'59'80'

19 November 1965
Ghana  4–1  Ivory Coast
Acheampong Goal 20'
Nti Goal 43'
Lutdrot Goal 52'
Kofi Goal 70'
Bléziri Goal 66'

Knockout stage

Third place match

21 November 1965
Senegal  0–1  Ivory Coast
Yoboué Goal 35'


21 November 1965
Ghana  3–2
Odoi Goal 37'96'
Kofi Goal 79'
Chetali Goal 47'
Chaïbi Goal 67'


 African Cup of Nations 1965 Champions 

2nd title


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links

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