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The 1968 African Cup of Nations was the sixth edition of the African 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. Democratic Republic of Congo 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.

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Teams eliminated in qualifying

First Round

Standings

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Group A

All matches played in Addis Ababa
12 January

 Ethiopia
Girma
Luciano (pen)
2 - 1  Uganda
Ouma

12 January

 Côte d'Ivoire
Bozon 15
Laurent Pokou 25, 65
3 - 0  Algeria

14 January

 Ethiopia
Bekouesion 86
1 - 0  Côte d'Ivoire

14 January

 Algeria
Lalmas 15, 25, 70
Khalem 60
4 - 0  Uganda

16 January

 Côte d'Ivoire
Laurent Pokou
Mangle
2- 1  Uganda
Obua

16 January

 Ethiopia
Mengistou 16
Shewangezaw 19
Luciano (pen) 27
3 - 1  Algeria
Amirouche 68
Mat W D L GF GA Pts
 Ethiopia 3 3 0 0 6 2 6
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 2 0 1 5 2 4
 Algeria 3 1 0 2 5 6 2
 Uganda 3 0 0 3 2 8 0

Group B

All matches played in Asmara.

12 January

 Ghana
Osei Kofi 63
Wilberforce Mfum 87
2 - 2  Senegal
Diongue 10
Y.Diop 65

12 January

 Congo-Kinshasa
Muwawa 19
Kabamba (pen) 27
Kabamba 51
3 - 0  Congo

14 January

 Senegal
Diop 27
Diouck 86
2 - 1  Congo
Foutika 31

14 January

 Ghana
Osei Kofi (pen) 17
Wilberforce Mfum 84
2 - 1  Congo-Kinshasa
Mohili 42

16 January

 Congo-Kinshasa
Kidumu
Tshimanga
2 - 1  Senegal
Y.Diouck

16 January

 Ghana
Osei Kofi
Osei Kofi
Wilberforce Mfum
3 - 1  Congo
Foutika
Mat W D L GF GA Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 4 5
 Congo-Kinshasa 3 2 0 1 6 3 4
 Senegal 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
 Congo 3 0 0 3 2 8 0

Semi-finals

Addis Ababa
19 January

 Ethiopia
Luciano 25
Mengistou 65
2 - 3 (aet)  Congo-Kinshasa
Kidumu 3
Mungamuni 16
Mungamuni 100

Asmara
19 January

 Ghana
Wilberforce Mfum
Wilberforce Mfum
Ibrahim Sunday
Odoi
4 - 3 (aet)  Côte d'Ivoire
Laurent Pokou
Laurent Pokou
Konan Henri (pen)

3rd/4th places

21 January

 Côte d'Ivoire
Laurent Pokou 28
1 - 0  Ethiopia

Final

21 January

 Congo-Kinshasa
Kalala 66
1 - 0  Ghana
 African Cup of Nations 1968 Champions 

Congo DR
1st title

Top scorers

1. Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Pokou 6
2. Ghana Wilberforce Mfum 5
3. Ghana Osei Kofi 4

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