Tarek Chaaban

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African Nations cup

1970, Sudan

This tournament witnessed the first ever television coverage of the CAN.

Zaire, the title holders, fell at the first hurdle while Ghana again reached the final only to lose to Sudan this time, El Sayed scoring the goal which gifted his country its only title so far.

1972, Cameroon

Hosts Cameroon reached the semis but against all odds lost to Congo who went on to stun Mali in an epic final 3-2.

1974, Egypt

For the second year running the host country, Egypt this time, lost in the semis in arguably the best match in the CAN’s history, Zaire were trailing the Egyptians 2-0 in front of a capacity crowd with only 15 minutes left, but in a frantic quarter of an hour Zaire scored 3 goals to reach the final against Zambia.

The final finished 2-2 and Zaire won the replay 2-0 thanks to 2 goals from Pierre Nday who was to become the tournaments’ highest ever top scorer with 9 goals. This was the first and last time a replay was needed as penalties were introduced in the following years.

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3 Comments

  1. AM OVERWEM THAT THE AFRICA NATIONS CUP HAS BEEN A VERY REMARKABLE TO THE AFRICAN MOTHER LAND AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.CAF IS ALSO DOING A GREAT JOB WE MUST GIVE EXCELENT TO THEM FOR THE GOOD WORK DONE SO FAR TO AFRICA FOTHBALL.
    UBAH MICHAEL

  2. i want to see cameroons points

  3. WAO THATS WAS PRETY GOOD OF THE MOTHER LAND AFRICA BEEING INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL LONG AGO.I LUV FOOTBALL AND THOSE FISRT FOUR COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPARTED THE EGYPTIANS HAVE SHOWN IT ALL THAT THEY ARE ONE OF THE FIRST CONTRIBUTOR TO SOCCER IN AFRICA..THEY ARE THE DEFFENDING CHAMPION TILL DATE AM PROUD OF EGYPT….HENRY FROM NIGERIA

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