AFCON trivia: Meet the first ever winner of the AFCON has some interesting facts about the first ever African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

The 1957 African Cup of Nations was the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF) and Egypt became the first country to win it.  The tournament was hosted by Sudan, and three teams participated: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.South Africa were due to play Ethiopia in the semi-finals, but were disqualified due to apartheid.Ethiopia therefore had a bye to the final, whilst in the other semi-final at Municipal Stadium in Khartoum, the Egyptians beat the host nation 2−1.In the final Egypt beat Ethiopia 4−0, with all four goals scored by Ad-Diba, who finished the tournament as top scorer with five of the tournament’s seven goals. Only two games were played in this first edition.

The first player to score in African Cup of Nations history was Raafat Attia of Egypt against Sudan in 1957.

The first AFCON winning coach was Mourad Fahmy of Egypt.

The first player to win the AFCON Most Valuable Player was Ad-Diba

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