1970 Africa Cup of Nations

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) Laurent Pokou
(8 goals)
Best player(s) Laurent Pokou

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

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:

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

Squads

Venues

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

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 320194+54
 Sudan 320152+34
 Cameroon 320176+14
 Ethiopia 3003312−90
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 B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Rep. 321062+45
 Ghana 312042+24
 Guinea 302147−32
 Congo-Kinshasa 301225−31
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 stage

 
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

Semifinals

Ivory Coast 1–2 (a.e.t.) Ghana
Losseni  78' Sunday  21'
Jabir  100'
Attendance: 12,350

United Arab Rep. 1–2 (a.e.t.) Sudan
El-Shazly  84' El-Asyad  83', 102'
Attendance: 12,350

Third place match

United Arab Rep. 3–1 Ivory Coast
El-Shazly  3', 14', 50' Pokou  72'
Attendance: 12,187
Referee: Salih Mohamed Boukkili (Morocco)

Final

Sudan 1–0 Ghana
Hasab El-Rasoul Omer Ali  12'
Attendance: 102,187
Referee: Gebreyesus Tesfaye (Ethiopia)

Goalscorers

8 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

CAF Team of the tournament

Goalkeeper

  • Abd Al Aziz Abdallah

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

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