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The 1970 African Cup of Nations was the seventh edition of the African 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.

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Teams eliminated in qualifying

First Round

Second Round

Final Phase

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Group A

Matches played in Khartoum.
6 February

 Cameroon
Koum 57, 66
Ndoga 60
3 - 2  Côte d'Ivoire
Laurent Pokou 25, 45

6 February

 Sudan
Gagarine 43
Hasabu 47
Djaksa 85
3 - 0  Ethiopia

8 February

 Cameroon
Tsebo 21
Manga 43
Ndoga 70
3 - 2  Ethiopia
Mengistou 12, 75

8 February

 Côte d'Ivoire
Tahi 89
1 - 0  Sudan

10 February

 Côte d'Ivoire
Losseni 16
Laurent Pokou 21, 60, 71, 80, 87
6- 1  Ethiopia
Mengistou 33

10 February

 Sudan
Djaksa 20
Hasabu 60
2 - 1  Cameroon
Tsebo 34
M W D L GF GA Pts
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 2 0 1 9 4 4
 Sudan 3 2 0 1 5 2 4
 Cameroon 3 2 0 1 7 6 4
 Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 3 12 0

Group B

Matches played in Wad Medani. 7 February

 Ghana
Owusu 29, 32
2 - 0  Congo-Kinshasa

7 February

 United Arab Republic
Ali Abugreisha 5, 10
Hassan El-Chazly (pen) 73
Taha Basri 66
4 - 1  Guinea
Edenté (pen) 25

9 February

 Congo-Kinshasa
Kalonzo 70
Mungamuni 72 55
2 - 2  Guinea
Petit Sory 5
Edenté (pen)

9 February

 United Arab Republic
Bazooka 70
1 - 1  Ghana
Ibrahim Sunday 60

11 February

 Guinea
Tolo 10
1- 1  Ghana
Owusu 50

11 February

 United Arab Republic
Ali Abugreisha 71
1 - 0  Congo-Kinshasa
M W D L GF GA Pts
 United Arab Republic 3 2 1 0 6 2 5
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 4 2 4
 Guinea 3 0 2 1 4 7 2
 Congo-Kinshasa 3 0 1 2 2 5 1

Semi finals

14 February 1970
Côte d'Ivoire  1-2  Ghana Khartoum
Losseni 78' (a.p) Ibrahim Sunday 21'
Malik Jabir 100'

14 February 1970
United Arab Republic  1-2  Sudan Khartoum
Hassan El-Chazli 84' (a.p) El-Issed 83' 102'

3rd/4th places

16 February 1970
United Arab Republic  3-1  Côte d'Ivoire Khartoum
Hassan El-Chazli 3' 14' 50' Laurent Pokou 72'

Final

16 February 1970
Sudan  1-0  Ghana Khartoum
El-Issed 12'
 African Cup of Nations 1970 Champions 

Sudan
1st title


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

Top scorers

1. Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Pokou 8

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