African Nations Cup 1963

Qualifying Tournament

Ethiopia qualified as holders, Ghana qualified as hosts.

15- 6-63 Tunisia        4-1 Morocco         [at Tunis]
           [Hammadi Henia 22' 57', Alaya Sassi 85', Mohamed Salah Jedidi 88' / Abdelkader Mokhtatif 75']
 2- 7-63 Morocco        4-2 Tunisia         [at Casablanca]
           [Mohamed Khalfi 10', Ali Ben Dayan 46', Mustapha Bettache 59' pen, Hassan Akesbi 78', / Mohamed Salah Jedidi 62', Hammadi Henia 84']

25- 1-63 Egypt          w/o Uganda          [Uganda withdrew]
           
Note: Uganda withdrew on 16-1-63 due to the government's decision that
      the team was "not strong enough to represent the country".]

 1- 6-63 Kenya          0-1 Sudan           [at Nairobi]
           [Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim Adam 'Wiza']
30- 6-63 Sudan          5-0 Kenya           [at Khartoum] [HT 3-0]
           [Abdel-Majid Ahmed Osman x3, Omar Ettoum Hassan, Nasr El-Din Abbas 'Jaksa']

27- 7-63 Nigeria        2-2 Guinea          [at Lagos] [HT 0-2]
           [? OG 70', Lasisi Olatunji 80' / ]
 6-10-63 Guinea         1-0 Nigeria         [at Conakry] [HT 0-0]
           []

Note: Guinea was later disqualified for a rule breach (not providing neutral officials
      for the 2nd leg), and Nigeria took their place.

Final Tournament (Ghana)

Matches were played at the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kumasi Sports Stadium (which were 
renamed the Ohene Djan Stadium and the Baba Yara Stadium, respectively, decades later).

Group A (Accra)

24-11-63 Ghana          1-1 Tunisia           
           [Wilberforce Mfum 9' / Mohamed Salah Jedidi 36']
           [Ghana: Edward Dodoo Ankrah, Franklin Crentsil, Emmanuel Oblitey, Ben Acheampong Simmons,
                   Edward Jonah Aggrey-Fynn, Charles Addo Odametey, Kwame Adarkwa, Henry Emmanuel Ofei Dodoo,
                   Edward Acquah, Wilberforce Mfum, Mohammed Salisu.]
           [Tunisia: Sadok Sassi 'Attouga', Mahfoudh Benzarti, Ahmed Sghaïer, Mohsen Habacha,
                     Hédi Douiri, Taoufik Ben Othman, Alaya Sassi, Raouf Ben Amor, Mohamed Salah Jedidi,
                     Abdelmajid Chetali, Hammadi Henia.]
           [Referee: Mahmoud Hussein Imam (Egypt).]

26-11-63 Ghana          2-0 Ethiopia          [HT 0-0]
           [Edward Acquah x2]
           [Ghana: Edward Dodoo Ankrah, Franklin Crentsil, Emmanuel Oblitey, Ben Acheampong Simmons,
                   Edward Jonah Aggrey-Fynn, Charles Addo Odametey, Kwame Adarkwa, Leonard Acquah,
                   Edward Acquah, Wilberforce Mfum, Mohammed Salisu.]
           [Ethiopia: Gila-Michael Tekle Mariam, (10 missing).]

28-11-63 Ethiopia       4-2 Tunisia           [HT 2-1]
           [Mengistu Worku, Getachew Wolde, Luciano Vassalo x2 / Mohamed Salah Jedidi, Raouf Ben Amor]
           [Ethiopia: Gila-Michael Tekle Mariam, Asmelash Berhe, Awad Mohammed, Kiflom Araya,
                      Berhe Goitom, Tesfaye Gebremedhin, Netsere Wolde Selassie, Girma Zeleke,
                      Luciano Vassalo, Mengistu Worku, Getachew Wolde.]
           [Tunisia: Sadok Sassi 'Attouga' (Mahmoud Kanoun), Mahfoudh Benzarti, Ahmed Sghaïer,
                     Mohsen Habacha, Hédi Douiri, Taoufik Ben Othman, Alaya Sassi (Ammar Merrichko),
                     Raouf Ben Amor, Mohamed Salah Jedidi, Abdelmajid Chetali, Hammadi Henia.]
           [Note: the minutes of the goals have been omitted here deliberately because of the severe
                  inconsistency of the available sources.  The Tunisian scorers are also given as 
                  Chetali + Jedidi, or Chetali + Henia, or Henia x2.  The Ethiopian scorers are also 
                  given as Girma + Tesfaye + Mengistu x2, or Italo + Luciano + Mengistu x2.  The latter
                  version is particularly implausible, given that Italo Vassalo had broken his leg only
                  one month earlier.]


 1.GHANA           2  1  1  0   3- 1  3
 2.Ethiopia        2  1  0  1   4- 4  2
 3.Tunisia         2  0  1  1   3- 5  1


Group B (Kumasi)

24-11-63 Egypt          6-3 Nigeria           
           [Mohammed Morsi Hussein 'Reda' 30' 32' 82', Hassan El-Shazly 42' 44' 81' / Asuquo Ekpe 78', Joseph Bassey 87', Albert Onyeanwuna 89']
           [Egypt: Fathi Ali Khorshid; Mohammed Khalaf, El-Sayed El-Tabbakh, Amin El-Esnawi, Refaat El-Fanagili,
                   Mohammed Abdel-Latif 'Mimi' El-Sherbini, Ibrahim 'Moustafa' Reyadh, Mohammed Morsi Hussein 'Reda',
                   Taha Ismail, Hassan El-Shazly, Mahmoud Hassan.]
           [Nigeria: Emmanuel Omiunu, Adeniyi Omowon, Adetunji Shotayo, Godwin Achebe, Babajide Johnson
                     (Augustine Oduah), Burniston Olayombo, Kaiser Blankson, Asuquo Ekpe, Paul Hamilton,
                     Joseph Bassey, Albert Onyeanwuna.]
           [Note: the 6th Egyptian goal (82') is also attributed to Hassan El-Shazly, but in fact his shot hit the post
                  and 'Reda' scored from the rebound.]

26-11-63 Egypt          2-2 Sudan             
           [Hassan El-Shazly 5', Mohammed Morsi Hussein 'Reda' 7' / Nasr El-Din Abbas 'Jaksa' 60' 75']
           [Egypt: Fathi Ali Khorshid (Mohammed Ahmed 'Reda' 46'), Amin 'Mimi' Darwish, El-Sayed El-Tabbakh,
                   Amin El-Esnawi, Refaat El-Fanagili, Mohammed Abdel-Latif 'Mimi' El-Sherbini,
                   Ibrahim 'Moustafa' Reyadh, Mohammed Morsi Hussein 'Reda', Taha Ismail,
                   Hassan El-Shazly, Mahmoud Hassan.]
           [Sudan: Eid Sabbit Dudu Damor, Saleh Samir Fahmy, Ibrahim Mohammed Ali 'Ibrahim Kabir',
                   Mohammed Amin Zaki, Jaafar Hassan Ettoum Haj Al-Sidik 'Gagarin', Omar Osman,
                   Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Fadil Jadallah 'Jaqdoul', Abdel-Majid Ahmed Osman,
                   Ibrahim Mohammed Ali 'Ibrahouma', Nasr El-Din Abbas 'Jaksa', Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim Adam 'Wiza'
                   (Ibrahim Yahya Al-Kuwarti).]
           [Referee: Frank Mills (Ghana).]

28-11-63 Sudan          4-0 Nigeria         [HT 1-0]
           [Nasr El-Din Abbas 'Jaksa' x2, Ibrahim Yahya Al-Kuwarti, Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim Adam 'Wiza']
           [Sudan: ]
           [Nigeria: Lateef Gomez, Adeniyi Omowon, Isaac Nnando, Babajide Johnson (Emmanuel Remi),
                     Augustine Oduah, Godwin Achebe, Joseph Bassey, Albert Onyeanwuna,
                     Paul Hamilton, Shedrack Ajaero, Asuquo Ekpe (Chukwumah Igweonu).]
           [Note: some sources report that 'Jaqdoul' scored instead of 'Wiza'.]


 1.SUDAN           2  1  1  0   6- 2  3  [g.d. +4]
 2.Egypt           2  1  1  0   8- 5  3  [g.d. +3]
 3.Nigeria         2  0  0  2   3-10  0


Third Place Match (Accra)
30-11-63 Egypt          3-0 Ethiopia
           [Hassan El-Shazly 6' 9', Ezz El-Din Yaqoub 56']
           [Egypt: Fathi Ali Khorshid, Amin 'Mimi' Darwish, El-Sayed El-Tabbakh, Amin El-Esnawi,
                   Abdel-Latif Lotfi, Mohammed Abdel-Latif 'Mimi' El-Sherbini, Ibrahim 'Moustafa' Reyadh,
                   Mohammed Morsi Hussein 'Reda', Taha Ismail, Hassan El-Shazly (Ezz El-Din Yaqoub 46'),
                   Mahmoud Hassan.]
           [Ethiopia: ]
           [Referee: Frank Mills (Ghana).]
           [Note: some sources report the three goal-scorers as 'Reda', Taha Ismail, and El-Shazly.
                  The version given above was as reported in Egyptian newspapers.  Also some sources
                  claim wrongly that Refaat El-Fanagili played instead of Abdel-Latif Lotfi.]


Final (Accra)
 1-12-63 Ghana          3-0 Sudan
           [Edward Jonah Aggrey-Fynn 62' pen, Edward Acquah 72' 82']
           [Ghana: Edward Dodoo Ankrah, Franklin Crentsil, Emmanuel Oblitey, Ben Acheampong Simmons,
                   Edward Jonah Aggrey-Fynn, Charles Addo Odametey, Kwame Adarkwa, Leonard Acquah
                   (Henry Emmanuel Ofei Dodoo 46'), Edward Acquah, Wilberforce Mfum, Mohammed Salisu.]
           [Sudan: Eid Sabbit Dudu Damor, Ibrahim Mohammed Ali 'Ibrahim Kabir', Mohammed Amin Zaki,
                   Ali Sayed Ahmed Al-Sheikh, Jaafar Hassan Ettoum Haj Al-Sidik 'Gagarin', Omar Osman,
                   Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Fadil Jadallah 'Jaqdoul', Ibrahim Yahya Al-Kuwarti, Omar Ettoum Hassan,
                   Nasr El-Din Abbas 'Jaksa', Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim Adam 'Wiza'.]
           [Referee: Hédi Ben Abdelkader (Tunisia).]
           [Note: many modern sources report that Mfum scored twice, but Ghanaian newspaper reports
                  report that it was Edward Acquah.  Some substantial variations in the Sudan lineup are also reported.]


Top scorer : Hassan El-Shazly, Egypt, 6 goals


Squads

Egypt (United Arab Republic)
 Coach: Foad Sedki
 Players: Fathi Ali Khorshid (GK) (Ghazl El-Mehalla), Mohammed Ahmed 'Reda' (GK) (Al-Ittihad, Alexandria),
          Fathi Bayoumi (Tersana), Amin 'Mimi' Darwish (Ismaily), Amin El-Esnawi (Al-Ittihad, Suez),
          Refaat El-Fanagili (Al-Ahly), Mohammed Abdel-Latif 'Mimi' El-Sherbini (Al-Ahly),
          Ibrahim 'Moustafa' Reyadh (Tersana), Mohammed Morsi Hussein 'Reda' (Ismaily),
          Hassan Gomaa El-Shazly (Tersana), Taha Ismail (Al-Ahly), Mahmoud Hassan (Tersana),
          Abdel-Latif Lotfi (Al-Ittihad, Alexandria), Hassan Salem (Tanta), El-Sayed El-Tabbakh (Al-Qanah),
          Mohammed Khalaf (Bahareya, Alexandria), Ezz El-Din Yaqoub (Olympic), Abdo El-Kararti (Domiat).

Ethiopia (incomplete)
 Coach/Manager: Yidnekatchew Tessema
 Players: Gila-Michael Tekle Mariam^ (GK) (Adoulis, Asmara), Asmelash Berhe (Ethio-Cement, Dire Dawa),
          Awad Mohammed (Omedla), Berhe Goitom (Tele, Asmara), Kiflom Araya (Tele, Asmara),
          Tesfaye Gebremedhin (Tele, Asmara), Luciano Vassalo [capt.] (Cotton, Dire Dawa), Mengistu Worku (St George),
          Girma Zeleke (Cotton, Dire Dawa), Getachew Wolde (Cotton, Dire Dawa), Netsere Wolde Selassie (St George).

 Note: some sources include Italo Vassalo in the Ethiopian team, but he had broken his leg during the
       Olympic Games qualifying match vs Kenya on 12/10/1963.

^ several variations of this name were found, e.g. Gila-Michael Tesfa Mariam, Gila-Michael Bahta, Gila Amde Michael.

Ghana
 Manager: B.B. Bismark
 Coach: Charles Kumi Gyamfi
 Doctor: Nkansah Gyan
 Players: Edward Dodoo Ankrah (GK) (Real Republikans), Ernest Joe De Graft (GK) (Cornerstones),
          Emmanuel Oblitey (Real Republikans), Franklin Crentsil (Real Republikans), 
          Edward Jonah Aggrey-Fynn [capt.] (Real Republikans), Charles Addo Odametey (Real Republikans),
          Ben Acheampong Simmons (Real Republikans), Joe Aikins (Cornerstones), Atta Kwame (Brong-Ahafo United),
          Joseph Agyemang Gyau (Real Republikans), Kofi Pare (Real Republikans), Kwame Adarkwa (Asante Kotoko),
          Henry Emmanuel Ofei Dodoo (Real Republikans), Edward Acquah (Real Republikans), Osei Kofi (Asante Kotoko),
          Wilberforce Mfum (Asante Kotoko), Leonard Acquah (Ghana Army), Mohammed Salisu (Asante Kotoko).

Nigeria
 Coach: Jorge Augusto Penna (Brazil)
 Players: Emmanuel Omiunu [capt.] (GK) (Lagos Police), Lateef Gomez (GK) (Lagos Railway), Adeniyi Omowon (WNDC Ibadan),
          Isaac Nnando (ABA), Adetunji Shotayo (Lagos UAC), Abiodun Lajide (Lagos Railway), Godwin Achebe (Lagos ECN),
          Babajide Johnson (WNDC Ibadan), Emmanuel Remi (Lagos Police), Augustine Oduah (Lagos ECN),
          Burniston Olayombo (Lagos ECN), Kaiser Blankson* (Stationery Stores), Asuquo Ekpe (Ibadan Lions),
          Paul Hamilton (Lagos ECN), Joseph Bassey (Lagos ECN), Albert Onyeanwuna (Port Harcourt),
          Shedrack Ajaero (Lagos ECN), Chukwumah Igweonu (Port Harcourt).

 * Kaiser Blankson was born in Ghana

Sudan
 Coach: Lozan Kotsev (Bulgaria)
 Players: Eid Sabbit Dudu Damor (GK) (Al-Hilal Omdurman), Saleh Samir Fahmy (Al-Hilal Omdurman),
          Ibrahim Mohammed Ali 'Ibrahim Kabir' (Al-Ahly Khartoum), Mohammed Amin Zaki (Al-Hilal Omdurman),
          Jaafar Hassan Ettoum Haj Al-Sidik 'Gagarin' (Al-Merreikh), Omar Osman (Al-Mourada),
          Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Fadil Jadallah 'Jaqdoul'+ (Al-Merreikh), Abdel-Majid Ahmed Osman (Al-Merreikh),
          Ibrahim Mohammed Ali 'Ibrahouma' (Al-Merreikh), Nasr El-Din Abbas 'Jaksa' (Al-Hilal Omdurman),
          Abdel-Aziz Ibrahim Adam 'Wiza' (Al-Merreikh), Ibrahim Yahya Al-Kuwarti (Al-Hilal Omdurman),
          Abdellah Abbas (Al-Merreikh), Ali Sayed Ahmed Al-Sheikh (Al-Mourada), Abdellah Wahaga (Al-Hilal Omdurman),
          Omar Ettoum Hassan (Al-Mourada), Mahjoub Alla Jabu (Al-Ahly Khartoum), Karar Hassan Karar (Al-Ittihad Wad Madani).

 + alternative spelling 'Gagdoul'.

Tunisia
 Coach: André Gérard (France)
 Assistant: Ali Miloud
 Players: Sadok Sassi 'Attouga' (GK) (Club Africain), Mahmoud Kanoun (GK) (Étoile du Sahel), Mohieddine Zeghir (Stade Tunisien),
          Hamadi Khouini (Club Africain), Hédi Douiri (AS Marsa), Mohsen Keffala (Stade Tunisien), Ahmed Sghaïer (US Tunisienne),
          Mohsen Habacha (Étoile du Sahel), Mahfoudh Benzarti (US Monastir), Mohamed Mahfoudh (Étoile du Sahel),
          Abdelmajid Chetali (Étoile du Sahel), Raouf Ben Amor (Étoile du Sahel), Taoufik Ben Othman (AS Marsa),
          Jameleddine Naoui (Stade Tunisien), Hammadi Henia (US Tunisienne), Moncef El-Gayed (CS Sfaxien), Ammar Merrichko (AS Marsa),
          Mohamed Salah Jedidi (Club Africain), Alaya Sassi (CS Sfaxien), Mokhtar Chelbi (AS Marsa).

overview file

1962

1965


About this document

Thanks to Barrie Courtney, François Mazet, and Piet Veroeveren for an earlier version of this file.

Sources included: "The Ethiopian Herald" (Addis Ababa), "The Daily Graphic" (Accra), "The Daily Nation" (Nairobi), "The East African Standard" (Nairobi), "Uganda Argus" (Kampala), "Le Temps" (Tunis), "Le football africain: trente ans de coupe d'Afrique des nations" (Faouzi Mahjoub), various Sudanese online forums, "From U.K. Tourists to Super Eagles : the history of Nigeria's national football team" (Adedayo Oke), www.egyptianfootball.net (Dr Tarek Said), Tunisia's record for 1963.

Prepared and maintained by Khaled Abul-Oyoun, Mark Cruickshank, Ken Knight, Neil Morrison, and Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Khaled Abul-Oyoun, Mark Cruickshank, Ken Knight, Neil Morrison, and Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 3 Oct 2013

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