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28-Sep-2009  
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It’s been almost two years when Mother Ghana had the third opportunity of hosting the 26th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Oh! How time flies; it is now the turn of Angola to showcase their hosting prowess come January 2010 (about four months away).

Ghana Sports, your latest and authenticated Sports Paper deems it fit to take readers through memory lane as we count down to the event.

This and every Monday get a copy of the authentic Ghana Sports as they take you through the history of the competition in general and Ghana Black Stars in particular. We kicking off today with a retrospective look at the 1963 nations cup vis-à-vis the Black stars.

As the first Ghanaian player to play in the Bundesliga, C.K. Gyamfi’s Fortuna Düsseldorf career was short lived as he was called back home in 1961 to help in shaping the Black Stars. C.K. became the assistant national coach, helping Hungarian Joseph Ember. In 1962 Ember left and the mantle fell on him to prepare the Black Stars for the African Cup of Nations, which the country hosted and won the following year.

Messrs B.B. Bismark and Nkansah Gyan assisted C.K. as team manager and team doctor respectively.

Below is the Squad that Won Ghana the Can Trophy in 1963
1. Doudu Ankra-Republicans
2. Crentsil – Republicans
3. E Oblitey – Republicans
4. Addo Odamtey – Republicans
5. Ben Acheampong – Republicans
6. Kwame Adarkwa – Kotoko
7. Osei Kofi – Kotoko
8. Offei Duodo – Hearts
9. Wilberforce Mfum – Kotoko
10. Edward Acquah – Republicans
11. Aggrey Fynn – Republicans (Capt.)

RESERVES
12. Mohammed Salisu – Kotoko
13. Kofi Pare – Republicans
14. Atta Kwame – BA
15. E.E. De Graft – Corners
16. Agyeman Gyau – Republicans
17. Joe Aikens – Corners
18. Leonard Acquah – SS74

The 1963 African Cup of Nations was the forth edition of the African Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Ghana. For the third consecutive time the hosts won the African Cup. The format changed: two groups of 3 teams each, the winners played the final, the runners-up could only play Third Place final. The final in Accra on 1 December saw the hosts winning 3-0 on Sudan, after the first half finished 0-0. Below are the group fixtures, tables and results:

Group A (Accra)
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Ghana 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
Ethiopia 2 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
Tunisia 1 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2

22 November 1963
Ghana
Wilberforce Mfum 9 1 - 1 Tunisia
D'Jedidi 36 Accra

26 November 1963
Ghana
Edward Acquah (2) 2 - 0 Ethiopia Accra

28 November 1963
Ethiopia
Mengistu Worku (2)
Girma
Tesfaye 4 - 2 Tunisia
Abdelmajid Chetali
D'Jedidi Accra
Group B (Kumasi)

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Sudan 3 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4
United Arab Republic 3 2 1 1 0 8 5 +3
Nigeria 0 2 0 0 2 3 10 -7

24 November 1963
United Arab Republic
Hassan El-Shazly 42, 44, 81, 87
Riza 30, 32 6 - 3 Nigeria
Okepe 78
Bassey 82
Onya 89 Kumasi

26 November 1963
United Arab Republic
Hassan El-Shazly 5
Riza 7 2 - 2 Sudan
Djaska 60, 75 Kumasi

28 November 1963
Sudan
Unknown Scorers 4 - 0 Nigeria Kumasi
Third Place Match (Accra)

30 November 1963
United Arab Republic
Riza
Taha
Hassan El-Shazly 3 - 0 Ethiopia Accra
Final (Accra)

1 December 1963
Ghana 3-0 Sudan (Accra)
Edward Aggrey-Fynn (capt) (pen) 62
Wilberforce Mfum 72, 82 3 - 0 Sudan -Accra
African Cup of Nations 1963 Champions: Ghana
 
 
 
Source: Ghana Sports
 
 

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