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1968 African Cup of Nations

1968 African Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 12 – 21 January
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Congo-Kinshasa (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Ivory Coast
Fourth place  Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Laurent Pokou
(6 goals)
Best player Kazadi Mwamba

The 1968 African 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.

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

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:

Squads

Venues

Addis Ababa Asmara
Hailé Sélassié Stadium Cicero Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 20,000

Group stage

Group A

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
12 January 1968
Ethiopia  2–1  Uganda
Tekle Goal -'
Vassalo Goal -' (pen.)
Ouma Goal -'

12 January 1968
Ivory Coast  3–0  Algeria
Bozon Goal 15'
Pokou Goal 25'65'

14 January 1968
Ethiopia  1–0  Ivory Coast
Bekouesion Goal 86'

14 January 1968
Algeria  4–0  Uganda
Lalmas Goal 15'25'70'
Khalem Goal 60'

16 January 1968
Ivory Coast  2–1  Uganda
Pokou Goal -'
Manglé Goal -'
Obua Goal -'

16 January 1968
Ethiopia  3–1  Algeria
Worku Goal 16'
Shewangizaw Goal 19'
Vassalo Goal 27' (pen.)
Amirouche Goal 68'

Group B

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
12 January 1968
Ghana  2–2  Senegal
Kofi Goal 63'
Mfum Goal 87'
Diongue Goal 10'
Diop Goal 65'

12 January 1968
Congo-Kinshasa  3–0  Congo-Brazzaville
Muwawa Goal 19'
Kabamba Goal 27' (pen.)51'

14 January 1968
Senegal  2–1  Congo-Brazzaville
Diop Goal 27'
Diouck Goal 86'
Foutika Goal 31'

14 January 1968
Ghana  2–1  Congo-Kinshasa
Kofi Goal 17' (pen.)
Mfum Goal 84'
Mokili Goal 42'

16 January 1968
Congo-Kinshasa  2–1  Senegal
Mantantu Goal -'
Tshimanga Goal -'
Diouck Goal -'

16 January 1968
Ghana  3–1  Congo-Brazzaville
Kofi Goal -'-'
Mfum Goal -'
Foutika Goal -'

Knockout stage

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

Semi-finals

19 January 1968
Ethiopia  2–3
(a.e.t.)
 Congo-Kinshasa
Vassalo Goal 25'
Worku Goal 65'
Mantantu Goal 3'
Mungamuni Goal 16'100'

19 January 1968
Ghana  4–3
(a.e.t.)
 Ivory Coast
Mfum Goal -'-'
Sunday Goal -'
Odoi Goal -'
Pokou Goal -'-'
Konan Goal -' (pen.)

Third place match

Final

Winners

 African Cup of Nations 1968 Champions 

Congo-Kinshasa
1st title

Scorers

6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links

  • Details at RSSSF
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